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.
Gini







1 comment:

justabeachkat said...

Gini

Thanks for your comment this morning. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome.

I've enjoyed my visit here too. Your girls are adorable.

Hugs!
Kat