Duane and I had a great trip to Florida! We flew to Tampa on Sunday and then took a taxi to Clearwater Beach. We survived the plane ride (I hate flying) without any major problems. Clearwater was beautiful! We stayed at a Hilton, which was great, despite the thousands of families that decided to stay at the Hilton as well. I am well aware it was spring break week, and clearly I am a fan of kids, but I was hoping for a mostly kid free vacation. Oh well, no big deal! It did make Duane and I excited to one day (in the FARRR away future) take our little family on a trip to the beach. We have so much to look forward to!
It was rainy and gross on Sunday, but each day the weather got better and better. The day we left was definitely the nicest day (go figure) but at least we got to enjoy most of the day before heading home. While we were there, we honestly didn't do a whole lot. I am of the belief that vacations to the beach are not meant to be stressful, full schedule vacations. They are meant for lots of time on the beach and lots of sleep! We spent our days in the sun listening to the ocean and lots of seagulls. It was so nice to not have a set schedule. We just kind of went with the flow. That's my definition of vacation!
For most of the trip we laid on the beach all day, and then would head to local restaurants for dinner. I blogged about our favorite, Rockaway Grill. We loved the food and the atmosphere. Duane got to eat lots of seafood (yuck!) and I got to eat lots of chicken..surprise I know! On our last night we went to the pier next to our hotel for some sunset viewing and shopping. Local venders come and bring all sorts of cool stuff and set up shop along the pier. It was fun to walk around and look at all of their crafty things.
Overall, it was an awesome trip. Great one-on-one time with my husband, lots of rest, and lots of great food. Can't beat that! This was my first vacation with our new "fancy" camera, so you better believe I took a TON of pictures. I won't bore you with them all, but here are of few of my favorites from the trip!
Clearwater Beach and Pier 60..so pretty!
Looking off of our balcony towards the ocean. Wish I could wake up to this every morning!
Duane and I on the beach! This was pre-sunburn!
No caption here - just liked the picture!
Duane and I walking along the beach.
Favorite picture from the trip! Please excuse the long sleeves - it was chilly at night!
Checking out the jewlery on Pier 60
Another balcony view
Looking to the left of the balcony. We had the best views!
I have a slight obsession with palm trees!
Ok, so maybe more than a few pictures! I'm sure my mom will appreciate all of them, even if no one else does!
Well I'm off so that I can get the house ready for pizza, woodchucks (mine and Carrie's fav.), movies, games, and great friends! Have a great friday night! :)