We decided to head for the hotel and take a walk along International Drive............... We said later that "we should have gone to the Cracker Museum!"
We stopped at Gator Golf.
It was a pretty warm and sunny afternoon, but thankfully there were several areas sheltered from the sun that allowed us a bit of shade and a bit of a breeze. Along the way we stopped to watch the Florida Alligator, check out the Mud Turtle ( and her baby) observe the unusual layout of the course, with antique trucks and tractors................ Yes - that's Rich, at one of the very unusual holes.
We stayed at the Metropolitan Express Hotel. A very very old building, but the rooms were spacious and very clean, and the pool was just outside our sliding glass door. And at the pool was a Tiki Bar. The "special" drink of the day was the Slushy - most any flavor with your choice of
alcohol. Rich had the Black Cherry with Silver Rum and I had Orange with Vodka. Both were quite good. We chatted for a while with a couple, also from Florida, visiting the hotel.
Back in the room it was time to shower and get ready for our night out. But not before Rich opened his made to order candy bar...........He had already opened it and had a bite before I could get to my camera.
We had made reservations at the Treasure Tavern, which was located less than 1/2 mile from the hotel. We had not been here before, nor did we know anyone who had, but the reviews on Trip Advisor were quite good, so we thought we'd give it a try. A little pricy, so we were anticipating both good food and great entertainment. We arrived about 15 minutes before they opened the doors so we chatted with a couple from right there in Orlando, also taking in the show for the first time.
When allowed inside we were met by a lovely young lady, one of the "Jewels" who escorted us to our table. We were joined at our table for four by a very lovely couple from Nassau, Bahamas. He was a retired accountant, and she still working as an Attorney for the government. As you can see from this first picture - taking pictures inside was just impossible with my camera! The other picture is of "Jinx" a very special "Jewel" - who was our favorite of the evening. She was absolutely hilarious!
The four photos below are courtesy of TRIP ADVISOR and show some of the entertainment we enjoyed during the evening. The Treasure Tavern's owner describes this place the best:
Treasure Tavern is an un-rivaled one-of a kind dining experience. Cirque, burlesque, comedy, magic, music and upscale dining come together to create a grown up experience that's rowdy enough to get you going, but classy enough to bring a date!
The first picture is of the "Madam" in the center and her Jewels. The Jewels sing, dance and also are your servers at your table.
The only other dinner theater that we've been to recently in Orlando that is comparable is Capones. The food at Capones is definitely better - your alcoholic beverages are also free for the evening. But the entertainment at Treasure Tavern is by far some of the best we've seen. Adult entertainment. The magicians, acrobats, etc. were more the quality of what you might see on a cruise. Very very good. We would recommend this place to anyone; we'd definitely go back again.
We were actually up early the next morning and headed for home. We were home around noon after a stop at the Sebring Diner for breakfast.