I took fewer photos than I have on earlier trips to see my son in Florida, but that was fine because I actually got more time to spend with him, and I just wanted to enjoy our time together.
Here are the pictures I did take during my week there. We both had a fantastic time.
Tampa River Walk, Tampa. I took these on April 20, the first night I was there, after the 12 hour long car ride. These were taken just before, during, and just after sunset. I was sore from the car ride but still managed to walk quite a bit. It was definitely worth it!
I’m the one in the gray sneakers.
Sign greeting me in my hotel room. The beachy decor was adorable.
The surf was rough on this day (4/24) due to storms in the area, so there were few people swimming, and there was a rip current warning. The waves were very high for the Gulf.
I will never get enough of those Clearwater sunsets:
Anclote Key sandbar (via boat ride from Tarpon Springs):
The photo doesn’t do this justice. Anclote Key is a state park and camping area, accessible only by boat, about 4 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. It is very remote. The sand is as white as snow, and is almost blinding in the sun. The many tidal pools are filled with shells and hermit crabs.
My son took these two photos of the seabirds at Anclote. This post wouldn’t be complete without them.
Dessert at Hellenas Greek Bakery, Tarpon Springs.