Sunday, August 4, 2013

Clearwater, Florida

It all started one day at the gym...I was talking about mermaids (cause they're one of my favorite things ever) and Wade told me about this place in Florida that had LIVE MERMAIDS! He informed me it was close to Clearwater, Florida which was one of his favorite places. I of course responded with: "You wanna go?!?", so I then asked off for a long weekend at work. I had forgotten all about it until the next schedule was put up showing that I had the weekend off at the end of the month, so we booked a hotel and went! It was quite a drive, but definitely worth it! For those of you who haven't been, Clearwater needs to be on your bucket list. It was a nice needed get away in a beautiful paradise. 
We played putt-putt one night. Needless to say, I've yet to beat Wade in a game of putt-putt...

Clearwater, Florida is also home to Winter the dolphin (from Dolphin Tale). And since I'm a fan of that movie, of course I drug Wade to go back there so I could see her and all her friends.


 Winter with her prosthetic tale. 
 The boat house from the movie. 
We also took a day trip to Tarpon Springs. Its suppose to be a neat little Greek community with  sponge docks and other neat touristy attractions. We may have been in a bad location or something, but it wasn't what I was expecting and I probably won't go back.
 Last, on our way home, we stopped to see the mermaids and kayak the river in Weeki Wachee Springs.  The live mermaids were entertaining, but kayaking on the Weeki Wachee River was by far my favorite thing. It was absolutely breath taking. Not to mention we got to kayak along side a manatee!

Manatee from underwater... 
And from above. Right beside Wade. 

We had a great time and already have another trip booked to go back! Looking forward to it. 

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Eighty one days ago I blogged about my half marathon. That seems like just yesterday, but really it was two and a half months ago and I've been super busy since then doing tons more things. Since then I've been to the beach, visited Florida, been "camping" with the Lawson's several times, ran in the Glow Run 5k, been to a couple of concerts, and planned more exciting events for the upcoming months. I've been so busy with these things, I've not really had the time nor energy to blog about them. Hopefully I can get caught up....