Friday, June 18, 2010

Went to the beach, just to get my feet wet...

Last Sunday I went to the beach with an old friend. Susan, from Texas.  We drove along all the touristy traps in Clearwater Beach, and went down Gulf Blvd. to the other beautiful beaches along the coast in Pinellas County.  We didn't plan to do any swimming in the Gulf or sunning, but there were plenty of tourists and pelicans about on the beach!  I did wade into the water, and then got sand all over my feet.  That's what Florida is all about!

We picked up my friend Caroline in Dunedin and had a great ole time eating pizza and other goodies.  Didn't stay outside too long since it was 95 degrees.  We've had a crazy hot June so far.  The afternoon thunderstorms have arrived, and it freshens up the air, or makes it into a steamy sauna. 
Susan and I went to Busch Gardens and had a sauna experience there, but we also saw a lot of "cool" animals, among them, white tigers.  Forgot my camera, but I got some pictures when we did the beaches:


That's Susan on the left, and myself on the right.


Aren't we sweet...?

Caroline


It had our name on it...

Susan has been following the World Cup since she's British, but here she had her back toward it...

Redington Pier...




Redington Beach

3 comments:

RekindleMe said...

Nice to see you posting again!! What a beautiful time you must have had at the beach!! My husband and I have always loved FL!! And the times we have spent at the beaches - be it Gulf side, 'Keys' side, or Atlantic side - have been some of our best vacations ever!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Barbara Lewis said...

Great post! On every trip to St. Pete my husband insists on a beach trip, if even for a few moments standing on the sand, which is usually what it is. Sunset Beach is a favorite. After you've lived in FL for awhile you get jaded about the beauty of the beaches. A lot of us never go anymore ... take it for granted. It's so nice to have friends visit so we can see our beautiful Florida through another's eyes ... all fresh and new!

Kelly said...

Look how cute you are in your beach duds! So glad you had a chance to go on a little vacation. Nothing like sand and salt water between your toes to make you happy is there!?