St. Pete Beach 2010

June 15, 2010

We’re Back from our family trip to St. Pete Beach, Florida. We have had our trip planned since February and it finally arrived! We were starting to get concerned about the oil problem but the beaches were absolutely beautiful. It saddened me to look at all the beauty and wonder if it will be ruined in a few weeks or months by the oil.

My next few posts will highlight some of the adventures we had on our trip and show some pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

We left the airport early on Monday morning with much excitement. The kids had never flown before and so they were a little nervous and excited. Everything went very smoothly and I was so glad that we had non-stop flights to Tampa.

The kids wanted to sit together in a row by themselves and were very brave.

We arrived in Tampa and drove to St. Pete Beach where our lodging was. We stayed at the Plaza Beach Resort and it was an excellent place for a family of 5 to stay.

It was right on the beach, had a nice pool, the rooms had full kitchens and lots of storage space, 2 beds and a pull out couch for plenty of beds.

Outside of the rooms were patio tables and chairs which gave you extra room too.

It was one of the better trips where we didn’t feel like we were on top of one another in the room!

As soon as we got unpacked and settled, we all got our suits on and headed to the beach to experience the ocean. This was another first for the kids. It was extremely windy that afternoon and the waves were really high.

This is Julian in the ocean. You can see that the waves are pretty high. This is not typical for the Gulf area. The waves are normally pretty small. The boys immediately started begging for boogie boards and we went that evening and found some. Evely was overwhelmed by the waves but was enthralled by all the seashells.

Stay tuned for more….



2 responses to St. Pete Beach 2010

  1. Sounds wonderful Karen! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip! So glad you all had a good time too. :-)

  2. Ahhh…the beach.

    Ahhh…oppressive, unrelenting, jungle hot, cook eggs on the sidewalk heat.

    Ahhh…wiping off sweat from a 3rd degree burned forehead.

    Butt, diving for ocean goodies like sand dollars and conch shells was fun. Can’t wait for those pics and the fishing pics.