Monday, July 30, 2012

Florida Bucketlist Road Trip #3: Tampa & Indian Rocks Beach

Did I mention that July was get-the-hell-out-of-town-month?  A few weekends back J and I continued to make big strike-outs through our bucketlist by spending the weekend on the Florida Gulf in Tampa and Indian Rocks Beach.  All in all it was a gorgeous weekend of awesome together time, good food, sun, sand and a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game against the Red Socks at Tropicana Field.

The beach was sooooooo beautiful, we could have stayed there all day.  At the beach we found a sandbar and played frisbee in the water for a couple of hours.  After the beach, I took J to the holy land of frozen yogurt to cool off with a yummy cup of tastiness at Yogurtology.  We finished the day with a trip to the Trop to take in our first pro baseball game in a while, which was super fun. 

Spending our July weekends on the go has been so amazing.  Enjoy the pics!

Please mama and daddy don't goooooooooooooo without me

Hey, I love you.

We love Datz Delicatessen

J's Bacon Bloody Mary


Fords love the beach

The Handomest

The Trop
GO DODGERS.  Oh wait, I mean Rays.

This is what we had to say about all the red necks and all the red shirts

When in St. Petersburg, one must visit Yogurtology... even if it takes 40 minutes to get there. WORTH IT.

A PORTION of the never ending toppings

Why yes those are cream puffs in my fro yo cup

He was glad we drove 40 minutes for fro yo :)

Happy Campers

Friday, July 27, 2012


You guys, it's happening!  Don't you feel like we should all have today off of work to paint our bodies red, white and blue and set our te-vos?  I mean, seriously.  WHO IS PUMPED FOR THE OLYMPICS BESIDES ME???  I know a few folks who are:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Florida Bucketlist Road trip #2: St. Augustine

For our second get out of town weekend J and I cruised up to the incredibly charming beach town of St. Augustine.  We had such a blast and would highly recommend a weekend stay for anyone looking to wander through a seaside town with more "oldest _________ in the USA" than you can shake a stick at. 

We took an "eco tour" on an electric golf cart that was really the highlight of our trip up there.  We got to see so much more than we would have otherwise and it was only $15 per person!  I swear we were driving around St. Auggie for two hours too.  The tour guide lady stopped whenever we asked to explain things or let us take pictures.  It sounds corny but we really got the highlights without the crowds or exhausting ourselves.

It was an awesome trip for sure.  Enjoy the pics!

Lovebugs under the Kissing Tree

This building has been here since St. Aug has... same wood and all!

An old mansion ;)

Our Lady of La Leche

Healing Waters

Fountain of Youth!

Street used in Gone with the Wind

St. Aug jailhouse - used until the 1950's

We went on a wild ride

Three pyramids are unmarked mass graves

Original stone and shell walls

Ponce!  All 4' 11" of him

World's Largest Indoor Swimming Pool... once upon a time

Handsome bathers

How the water was pumped into the indoor pool

Can you spot the ladder?

Original Blacksmiths Shoppe

Old Fort

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in America!

Don't get creeped out...

Cracker Cafe!

We love to be by the sea

Can you see the lighthouse?

Don't mind me

OC Whites

First Friday of the month is free wine and art night!
Did someone say Key Lime Pie?