Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. Husband's father and stepmother came to visit us for the weekend and we all had a blast.
We ate lots of delicious food and spent plenty of time in the sun.

We fished every night right in our backyard.
Dawn and I were especially good at catching the pinfish.

Husband and I went kayaking for a bit and caught some disgusting catfish.

We watched a storm roll in.

And sat on the swings.

The sunsets were beautiful.

Monday, Husband and I kayaked near the Gandy bridge. The water was so pretty. We caught no fish.

Have a great short week everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cedar Key

Yes, we took another trip. This past weekend Husband and I traveled north to Cedar Key.
It is about 2 & 1/2 hours north of us and very secluded. I'm sure some of you have been there before - it is beautiful. Very much old Florida.
If you like to fish and you enjoy some peace and quite, this is the place for you.

We had to take the cats with us because our counter tops were being resurfaced. They were not happy about it.

They look peaceful here but they were not. Not at all.

Husband rented us the Wabi Sabi Cottage.

The cottage included seashells and oysters all around :)

I have to show you some photos of the inside because I loved it so much.
It was built in 1919 and was beautifully refurbished in 2004.

Here I am in the kitchen. Just how Husband likes it ;)

The living room.

Our bedroom in the loft. (Notice the seashell bedspread)

A beautiful spiral staircase to the loft.

The first day we woke up early and headed out on the kayak to fish.

We both caught trout but Husband caught our dinner :)

We encountered lots of wildlife including 2 baby sea turtles, dolphins, rays and plenty of bonnet head sharks.

We rode bikes around the island.

And found some nice spots to pick up shells and oysters.

Sunday morning we tried to get in a little more fishing before we left.

Lots of little crabs were hanging out here.

We were sad to leave, but very happy to be able to come home and enjoy a sunset like this.

I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Key West Recap

Oh my goodness, why do the Keys have to be so far from Tampa?
I absolutely love it there. The water is so beautiful. I automatically feel relaxed when I get to Card Sound Road. The only problem is - we never seem to have enough time there!

I would have more photos to show you all, but my good camera is broken. It is very upsetting but I will get it resolved soon. I hope you enjoy anyway :)

We stopped at Ann's Beach on the way to get some water time in.

We didn't walk out very far before we saw a baby black tip shark!

We also saw a horseshoe crab.

Food is very important to me. And when I am in Key West, my diet mostly consists of conch fritters and oysters.
I forget what this place is called :(

But the Fritters were fresh and delicious!

Another favorite of Key West - the roosters.
I wish we could have roosters in our neighborhood.

We saw this guy on our way to lunch at Sunset Key.

Dad, Grandma and Aunt Carole enjoyed the boat ride over.

Me and T.
Brittany and Travis. So cute.

Teresa and Mom.

Such a beautiful place to eat. The food is great too!

Goodbye Sunset Key...

I can't wait to go back. It has been too long...