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First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« on: April 06, 2017, 04:08:11 AM »
We are taking a little time away from rainy Oregon and are in Bradenton, FL for a week.   I found this place in a travel magazine so we will stop by and maybe pick up a birthday pipe.

Had anyone been here?

https://www.benningtons.com/collections/pipes?page=2

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« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 03:26:01 AM by No Bail »
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 11:41:11 AM »
gotta love autocorrect, lol. Happy Birthday, No Bail.
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 07:17:28 PM »
Now that looks like quite a shop.  Looking forward to what you find.
Ken
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 03:24:38 AM »
Whoops, I need to correct the spelling.

It was a very cool shop.  It has a great supply of cigars and pipes.  Here are some shop photos.

My wife bought me a Randy Wiley pipe for my birthday.  It is beautiful.   The shop gave me a free tin of tobacco. 

What was very cool was the connection of my past.  It turns out that Bennington's is owned by 2 brothers of my old commander of internal affairs.  Capt. William Bennington was my boss back in the day.  They proudly had his photo as a marine Captain on display.  What a small world.

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 12:21:24 PM »
Neat story, handsome pipe. Sounds like you are having a stellar vacation. I've bought a few things from Bennington's on line, good people.
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 02:50:36 AM »
What fun and such a great story!!  Did you get the pipe?
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 03:35:58 AM »
Oh yes, it is a present from my wife.  They threw in the tin for free.

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2017, 06:55:14 AM »
I love that kind of store, There's some great fishing down there in Florida, unfortunately it's too darn hot for me.
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 06:57:44 AM »
Oops; Happy Birthday (It's 2 AM, so I'm not processing well.
 

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Re: First time around Tampa/Sarasota, FL.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 03:30:30 PM »
Glad you had a great time, thanks for the photo's.
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