Category Archives: Tampa bay sights

The “Dead Tree” trail at Honeymoon Island

Over the years Honeymoon Island state park has had many controlled burns on the trail. It keeps the area from over growing and keeps uncontrolled fires from getting out of hand such as a lightning strike. Most of the trees … Continue reading

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Another episode of “Being a Tourist on the Beach”

s I rarely go to Clearwater Beach anymore.  It’s very crowded and cost a fortune to park, if you can get a parking spot. Although, it is fun to go over every once in while to see what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Being a tourist on the beach

Clearwater Beach sure has changed since we moved down to the area almost 15 years ago. The beach was still mostly Mom & Pop motels and now it’s all high-rise hotels and condos. Traffic and parking are insane so we … Continue reading

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The annual visit to the manatees

One of the fun outdoor things to do when my sisters are here for Christmas is to drive over to the Tampa Electric Company to see the manatees. The electric plant pulls in cold water to cool the plant and … Continue reading

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Christmas night sunset

We headed over to the beach for a sunset walk on Christmas night.  Clearwater beach was so packed that we didn’t stay long. We drove past the beach after a walk on Sand Key beach and then stopped along the … Continue reading

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More from downtown Tampa

One last post from my walk along Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on Thanksgiving weekend.  The white tent with the Bucs sign is the ice skating ring, set up for the holidays. The orange and yellow trimmed building is the Children’s … Continue reading

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Crazy Christmas neighborhood

Decorated houses in my neighborhood. Lots of color. Watching the neighborhood boat parade from our dock. It’s not as much fun watching a Christmas boat parade in shorts and a tshirt and sweating. This has been a hot December.

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Able to leap tall buildings

Okay, so they’re not that tall. And there’s not that many of them. A view of downtown Tampa from the river. The Rivergate Tower, nicknamed the Beer Can building” is the 6th tallest building in Tampa. It sits right on … Continue reading

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Annual “Christmas Florida Style” water ski show

Every Thanksgiving weekend, my cousin and his family are in the Tampa Bay Water Ski Christmas show. It’s a free show that is in a lake near my house.  It was a very warm weekend this year.  80 degrees in … Continue reading

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Being a tourist in your own hometown.

The view of Harbour Island from Riverwalk.  We sat outside and had lunch nearby. Vultures on top of the Arena where the Lightning hockey team plays. A cruise ship docked nearby. A view of Tampa from Riverwalk. Looking across the … Continue reading

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