Pier 60

Route 60 West winds its way from Tampa airport to Clearwater Beach, depositing cars at the base of Pier 60, its entryway to the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Pier provides a wonderful environment for the young kids to play, for mid-range kids to soar, vendors to sell, fisherman to cast their rods, and for kids of all ages to be entertained by the talented, participatory street performers including an Houdini-like escape artist while the sun hovers and then descends into the Gulf.FullSizeRender-529

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Featuring … Carson!

Our eldest grandson, Carson – having a blast while visiting with us in Clearwater Beach.

Not Low Rider, Silly Opa — FLOW RIDER!  Lets’s take a little trip to see ..

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Visitors from the East

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St. Patty’s Day at the Ballpark

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Endeavoring to Make the Years Fly Less Swiftly

… hoping this morning’s sunrise will take it’s time to reach the sunset …

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Sandpearl

Beautiful seafoam green color from the Sandpearl Residences balcony this morning.

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And finally made the annual sojourn across the street to the Sandpearl hotel …

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Florida Auto Sweatbox Stadium

Today would have been a perfect day to see a baseball game in Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, spring home of the Toronto Blue Jays.  The high winds would have made the sweatbox tolerable, but we’re heading over to Spectrum Field to watch the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves.

A great article by Jennifer Wright, a columnist for the Tampa Bay Times who resides in Clearwater, summarizes the sacrifices we make for the love of baseball.  For reference the scam of “good seats” in the stadium are the first two rows in Section 110 to the left of the Phillies (visitors) dugout.  They are rows A & B (Row 1 is the third row) and one’s view of the field is totally obstructed by a thick blue padding on top of the fence.  Caveat emptor …

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