Sunday, June 21, 2009

Florida Vacation

I just got back from a very relaxing vacation in Pass-a-Grille, which is this little peninsula south of St. Petersburg, FL. During the week we swam in the Gulf and walked the beach every morning. After breakfast, we spent time reading on the porch of the condo.

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We ate lunch out at one of the many local restaurants. Our favorite was the Sea Critters Cafe. All the food was good, and their onion rings were excellent!
pic of Sea Critters Cafe

During the middle of the day (when only mad dogs and englishmen are out), we played games, did some more relaxing reading, and some shopping.

On Monday, we went to a bird sanctuary.

On Tuesday, we visited, played games, and had dinner with my parents.

On Wednesday, we went canoeing with the alligators. Actually the alligators are pretty shy.
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On Thursday, we went to the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. On display, they had many works of Salvador Dalí spanning his entire career. Some of the works were familiar, but some I did not know about including statues and jewelry.

One of the main things to take away from his life is don't name your son after his dead sibling, and tell him about it. That kind of thing can mess with your mind :)

Thursday evening, we went out for dinner with my parents to Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes
. The draw for this place is that it has a fully functional "Mighty Wurlitzer".
Their non-pizza food was just OK, but my parents really liked their pizza. Afterward, we all went and had ice cream at the beach while watching the sunset.

Our flights to and from Tampa were on Southwest and were very good.

More Animal Pics From the Trip:
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