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Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekend Scenes...Vacationing in Tampa

Greetings from sunny and hotter than hell  Tampa, Florida. I am melting soaking up the rays and having such a great time with my favorite girl. 



I even reunited with a couple of old friends.



Jack, the dog, and Mitzy, the cat. 

From where we are, we're about an hour from the "beach." Tampa Bay is nearby, but according to my family, it's better for sunsets than for swimming. It is a bit strange to me to be so far from the beach when you live in Florida; it's a perception thing. When I lived in South Florida myself, I was only about 10-15 minutes from the closest Atlantic beach. From where I am in Massachusetts, I am about an hour away...about what we are here from the Gulf. Nevertheless, it's still beautiful here. I never tire of palm trees. 



So far, it has been a fun, low-key, relaxing visit. We spent most of the weekend by the pool, and yesterday, we ventured out to Clearwater Beach. 


We took advantage of a couple of photo opps. 



And later, we had some dinner and stayed for sunset before the rain moved in. 



I found summer here, for sure. And the chance to spend time with my favorite girl makes this time cherished time. 

I hope you had a great weekend as well. What did you do?



15 comments:

  1. Looks sunny and beautiful! Hotter than he'll is just how I like it in the summertime! I have a cousin who lives in Tampa but I've never made it down there to visit. I didn't realize the beach was so far away. But it looks like you're having a blast!

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  2. They're right it certainly does make for a beautiful sunset!

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  3. You missed all the rain here. Glad you are enjoying the good weather and time away.

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  4. Looks so serene and beautiful!I've been to the Florida Keys as a child and loved it. This makes me want to vacation in Florida!

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  5. Looks like you had a lovely time in Tampa! Love the pictures of the ocean and the sunsets, though the palm trees look nice too, of course!

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  6. Florida at the end of June is a special kind of hot!


    It looks like you had a great trip.

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  7. Beautiful sunsets, happy times and memories with those we love, what a delightful combination!

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  8. It was a dream of a vacation, Peggy. So, so blessed.

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  9. They need a new word for hot. It was like living in a vegetable steamer. BUT, it was a dream of a trip. I really enjoyed following your vacation as well...those beach shots are just spectacular!

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  10. It was a wonderful trip, Jolanta. Those beach scenes never get old. :-)

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  11. I love the Keys. When I lived in South Florida, on the Atlantic coast, I went to the Keys fairly regularly. Beautiful country!

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  12. We had such a great trip, Caitlin. Those beach scenes never get old. :-)

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  13. Thank goodness! it was such a great trip. Love my girl. I am blessed. :-)

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  14. What a great trip! Those beach scenes never get old. And time with my girl is precious. I am blessed. :-)

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  15. It was like living in a vegetable steamer, Jill, but it was a great trip! Those beach scenes never get old. And time with my girl is precious. I am blessed. :-)

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