Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Intercoastal Waterway

until we went to florida
i had never heard of the term
~intercoastal waterway~
this is what i love about
~traveling~
learning new things

well just look what you can do in a boat for fun
if you feel like it...
they even have cruises

the hubs best friend 
 all the way back from jr highschool
winters in 
~st pete beach~
this is taken from their dock

about 15 minutes from my dad's place
&
near the very famous
~don cesar hotel~
and they have a
~boat~
everyone in florida has a
~boat~
it seems
and why not
this waterway is like a hiway
for
~boats~
it's nice and safe being inside and protected
from the sometimes choppy open waters

st pete yacht club
jack invited us to go out in the boat
the hubs, dad and i
couldn't wait....
within minutes we hit the waterway

it is very shallow where we were and there
are buoys everywhere to guide you
just like a road

and
crab pots to watch for
&
this water is only a few feet deep
so you have to really pay attention
 you have to stay in your own lane

don't dare put on the brakes
or you could be rear-ended
but these boaters have fun
there are all sorts of places to stop
&
eat, shop, party
&
 that day we did it all...

dad had the oysters
shrimp wrap
key lime martini
seriously a high lite of the trip


shopping...
Johns Pass
Boardwalk
near madeira beach




the homes along the waterway are just breathtaking
and it just goes
on and on and on...

interesting traffic


well after a beautiful day of
crusin...
we decided to take the
freeway home
and head into the open waters
a really, really, fun, interesting, educational day
with 3 great guys


how lucky am i.....
we can't wait to go again and do some
island hopping
we are digging this boat stuff
have you guys heard of the
~intercoastal~
?
dad can't wait to get his dock fixed so he can
get his boats brought down
 &
start in with the fun


we'll be there!!!!


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7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - that was like a shot of sunshine, and I needed it! You are so lucky!
    Years ago we used to spend a week in the winter with a friend who had a house on Jupiter Island and owned the property on the inland waterway and on the ocean - it was heaven! What I wouldn't give to have a week there now....

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  2. There is nothing like it my friend. Truly what Florida living is all about right here!

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  3. Hello my friend,

    I'm so enjoying these pictures and the sunshine! We're expecting snow tomorrow and I can't wait for spring!

    It's wonderful to hear from you, Kathy.

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  4. Hi Kathy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Hope all is going well! Are you sun bathing in Florida?

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  6. Oh, myyyy!!! Is there anyone more fun than you in this world? I'd love to spend some time with you, Kathy! I'm sure we'd laugh a lot! :-)

    This is dreamy. Bring me with you next time, eh? :-) All that sunshine!

    I'm so happy you dropped by today. I've been missing you.

    Big hugs, sweetie.

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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