Saturday, June 6, 2015

Our First Visitor

This is a tad bit late but if you haven't figured out by now, that's how I roll.  So we had our first visitor in Florida a couple months ago.  Kolt's mom came to stay with us for a week in April and we loved every minute of it.  We took her around exploring, experienced some new things that we've been wanting to do since we moved here, and had a long overdue date night (our 2nd since leaving Sitka!).  Brinleigh absolutely loved bonding and having special time with her "Geema" (Pronounced:  Ghee- Maa).

We spent a day at the Zoo and Brinleigh was such a trooper.  Since she loves animals, she was all about it and did surprisingly well for being in the heat for several hours with a late nap.  She got to feed a giraffe and some goats but wanted nothing to do with even getting close to the stingrays.

We went to the Sponge Docks right down the road from our house and had lunch at an amazing little Greek restaurant.

Spent a day at Clearwater beach which was awesome.  We paid $20 for parking so we tried to make the most of our time there.  We rented a cabana which provided us with some shade in between the walks to the ocean to fill up a bucket of water only for Brinleigh to dump it all out as soon as we got back to our chairs.  We had lunch at a great place called Crabby's Bar and Grill which had delicious buffalo shrimp and this alcohol concoction that was pure bliss.  After lunch we did some shopping in a surf shop that had indoor surfing with glass windows all around so you could watch people.  We walked down the strip and checked out little shops and got some ice cream.  It was a great day!

On the last day we went on a Dolphin sightseeing tour which Brinleigh didn't seem to sure about until we actually saw Dolphins jumping in the boat wake.
Watch the Video Here!