Monday, May 25, 2009

St. Pete Beach and Tarpon Springs

This past weekend we went to St. Pete as we do every year for Memorial Day Weekend. This is a picture of my girls at the motel.

On Saturday we went to the Greek village of Tarpon Springs. This village was established in 1890 and the Greeks made a fortune harvesting and selling sponges. The next two pictures are of sponges that were brought in while we were there. The pictures are backwards.

There are alot of shops there that sell sponges and homemade soaps. There are Greek restaurants and bakeries.

We ate outside at this restaurant. There was a sponge boat right next to us with the Greek boat owner on board and about 4 old greek men hanging out with him.

On sunday, we all hung out at the beach all day in front of the motel, with the exception of my dad and daughters. My dad took the girls out to go parasailing. They are brave. They went up 600 feet! They said they could see large sting rays and turtles in the water.

The girls had the experience of a life time and we had a great weekend at the beach enjoying the family, sun and beach. We already have our reservations for next year.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The other day at Lowe's I saw these. I have been looking all over for these. Just not in a butterfly shape. I really wanted a ball like the one I saw at my friends mothers house. Anyhoo, these are LED solar accent lighting. They are for your yard. They stick in the ground with a stake. They use one double A battery and the sun and create quite a light show at night. Here is how they look in the daytime plain white.

This is changing from one color to the next:

The green is the brightest and the prettiest.

So run to your nearest Lowes's and buy one for $9.99!! (Oh, they also have dragonflys) In the meantime I am going to keep looking for the ball.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area and Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

Today Mitchell and I decided to get out of the house and go somewhere nice and quiet. We decided on Tosohatchee about 20 minutes away from our house. It was a gorgeous day.

These people were there with a horse and buggy. Looks like fun!

Mitchell brought along his fishing poles and we stopped a couple of times so he could throw his line in.

Here is a little blue gill he caught.

These flowers were growing wild everywhere.

This Bridge was the perfect spot for a photo op.

This was an old wooden bridge we had to cross.

We saw this big guy in the creek on the side of the road. Scary!!

After we left we stopped here for dinner. Mitchell had the frog leg combo platter (yes frog legs gross) and I had the fried catfish (I realize that some people may think that is gross too).

This is a side few of the restaurant. They offer air boat rides here too.

Handsome hubby :-)

We had a great time. In the middle of May they start taking bids for quota hunts. Mitchell really wants to get picked for Tosohatchee. I hope he does since it is so close to home. We are home now and I ready to go to bed. Tough day driving around the woods!