S: Florida Vacation-North Redington Beach-February 2011
FC: Florida February 19-26, 2011
1: Our Vacation to the Gulf Coast of Florida North Redington Beach February 19-26, 2011
2: Looking down at the Gulf Coast of Florida.... North Redington Beach here we come!
3: Our Condo at the Redington Ambassador | Awesome Sunsets | Ocean Breeze | Beautiful View of the Gulf of Mexiso
4: Clean & Comfortable Condo | Pool, Hot Tub, and Shuffleboard
5: Adara puts her foot in the ocean for the very first time! | 2-19-11
6: Adara and Mom enjoy time on Madeira Beach while the guys are golfing | Playing in the beautiful white sand! | The Little Mermaid! | The draw bridge at John's Pass | Adara finds a jellyfish on the beach
7: Sunday, February 20th On Sunday morning, Paul & Darrin went golfing at the Tides Golf Club, and Adara and Kaylynn took the trolley down to John's Pass...we did some shopping and spent time on Madeira Beach. That evening we all met back at the condo and went out to dinner at Dockside Daves, and then drove down to John's Pass and a walk on the boardwalk. | Adara and Paul try out the Hurricane Simulator | Paul with his buddy, The Captain
8: Busch Gardens
9: Paul, Darrin, and Adara enjoyed all of the rides at Busch Gardens....Mom is a chicken, so she watches and takes photos | Monday, February 21st We got up early and drove to Busch Gardens in Tampa....spent most of the day there. Afterwards, we drove down the Gulf Coast and had dinner at an Italian restaurant called Gennaro's
11: Cirque | Cirque at Busch Gardens
12: C H A R T E R | F I S H I N G
13: Tuesday, February 22nd We booked a fishing charter in St. Pete's Beach. We all caught fish...sheepheads! We also saw dolphins swimming behind our boat! On the recommendation of our charter captain, we brought our cleaned fish to the Friendly Fisherman restaurant. They cooked our fish...4 different ways, and provided us with the rest of the meal for $5.95 each!! What a bargain for a fresh & fantastic meal!
14: Wednesday, February 23rd Darrin got up early for a 7:52 a.m. tee time...he was a "Member for the Day" at Seminole Lake golf course. Paul, Kaylynn, & Adara drove up the coast to Clearwater Beach. We ate lunch at CiCi's Pizza in Tampa..an all you can eat buffet..Yum! We picked Darrin up right before sunset. Later that night, Paul & Kaylynn went for a long walk on the beach and to Conch's for an appetizer and drinks.
15: CLEARWATER BEACH
16: Thursday, February 24th Our day started by driving down the coast to Bradenton. This is the spring training town for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We were not able to see a lot, so we did not stay long (we did get the bug to go see the Minnesota Twins the next day!). We had a Chinese lunch and then headed to Bradenton Beach. It was then that Paul & Adara decided that it was time to go parasailing! Kaylynn & Darrin watched from the beach and went to Joe's Ice Cream Shop for a treat! On the way home we stopped on the coast to try to see the Discovery Launch, but we had no luck...it was too cloudy! That evening we drove back up to Clearwater Beach for the famous Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Sunset celebration. We had a lot of fun watching all of the street entertainers and checking out the craft vendors on the pier. On the way back home, we stopped at a restaurant called Keegan's, which Darrin had seen featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives...the place was packed and the food was great!
17: Parasailing on Bradenton Beach
18: Sunset | Paul & Kaylynn, Darrin & Adara enjoying the Sunset on Clearwater Beach
19: at Pier 60
22: Keegan's Seafood Grill (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives)
23: Friday, February 25th We got up early and drove down the coast to Ft. Myers, the home of the Minnesota Twins Spring Training camp. We spent the morning there under the hot sun, waiting for our chance to see some of our favorite players. Darrin had a 1:30 p.m. tee time at San Carlos Golf Club. While Darrin was golfing, the rest of us went to Ft. Myers Beach to take in some sun and sand. We drove back after sunset and went back to our condo...we ordered pizza to be delivered! We were all tired out!
24: M I N N E S O T A | T W I N S | Joe Mauer ! !
25: S P R I N G | T R A I N I N G
27: Fort Myers Beach
28: Darrin's favorite Florida attractions-- the Golf courses!!!
29: Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico!
30: Paul | Darrin | Adara | Kaylynn