BC: Goodbye Florida we will be back again.
FC: live well, laugh often, love much | 2012 | Florida
1: Memorial Presbyterian Church, St Augustine Florida | Started our journey in Florida with LouAnn in Jacksonville. Spent a day in St. Augustine
2: The architecture is amazing. | St. Augustine has some beautiful churches.
4: Basilica of St Augustine
6: Had a nice lunch at the Columbia.
7: A little heaven on earth...
10: Shoreline of St Augustine
11: de San Marcos fort St.Augustine
12: Went to the beach a couple days, very chilly and windy.
14: The French Pantry, a must on the list of places to eat In Jacksonville.
15: Enjoyed Joe's Crab Shack. Dave said he had the best BBQ shrimp ever. We even ate at one in Ft Myers
16: Next stop on our tour was Tampa to spend a week with Curt. This was a sunset on Bayshore Blvd just a couple blocks from his place.
17: Curt's new digs. | Hyde Park Village near Curt. | Went to TAMPCO to see the Manatee, Finally warm weather in Florida.
18: Sunset on Davis Island
19: Tampa sunset
20: Tampa Bay Downs First time for us at the horse track. We even came home with more cash in the pocket than we started with.
21: Magnificent animals, so much power and beauty.
23: We went to St Pete's Beach and St Petersburg with Curt and Andrew. Lunch at the Pier and finished the day with dinner and a sunset on the beach.
24: The Pier was really nice, shops to wonder around in, a small aquarium, and a restaurant on top.
25: We took David to the Salvador Dali Museum. I think he prefers baseball.
26: Dave got his wish the next day with a college baseball tournament in St. Petersburg.
27: The scouts were out.
28: Snowy Egret | I spent a day with a professional photographer learning how to improve my skills.
29: Laughing Gulls
30: David and his birds. Just call him Tippy Heddren. | Osprey nest.
31: Herring Gull
33: Sandwich Terns
38: Jason had me shoot some industrial shots at the fort and lines in nature.
40: Sunrise at Ft DeSoto
41: Sunset over Tampa Bay.
42: We left Curt's and traveled further south to Matt and Amber's in Cape Coral. On the way we stopped at Myakka River State Park. So glad we did.
46: Roseate Spoonbill
49: Wood Stork | Blue Heron
52: It just happened to be Spring Training time in Ft Myers. Dave really was able to get his baseball fix. We watched the Twins and the Red Sox .
55: Big Poppy at the new Jet Blue Field
56: Matthew and I went to the Butterfly Garden
58: Flowers that the butterflies love.
60: Matt, David and I went to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates.
64: Cape Coral is known for it's Burrowing Owls. They come out at about 5 P.M. I just had to go find some. Amber said to be careful because they will chase you.
65: We took a short trip to Sanibel. One of my favorite places.
67: Matthew and I went kayaking . it was a beautiful morning and we saw Manatee and Osprey. Very peaceful. This was a must do again activity.
68: Lots of birds on the beach. Brown Pelicans, Skimmers, Forester's Tern and Least Terns to just name a few. | Our last day we went to the beach with Matt and Amber. Absolutely beautiful way to end our trip.
73: This is Sam. | This is Sam's sister Susie. | This is Sam and Susie's 2nd cousin Steven. | This is Sam and Suzie's 2nd cousin Steven's girlfriend Sally.
79: Dave shot the best sunset photo with his camera phone. Way to go David.