Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunny Skies, Warm Temps & Me

80 degree temperatures, warm ocean water, sugar sand beaches and sun sun sun.  

I just spent nine days in the land of warm winters and it was glorious.  I'm back in New Hampshire now where we hit a high of 39F today and it snowed over an inch.  

Highlights from my blissful trip...

Arrival evening at the Rooftop Bar in St. Pete
Pelicans in the Inter Coastal in St. Pete


Wishing Tree at the Dali Museum in St. Pete




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12 comments:

bill lisleman said...

do you write out a wish and tie it on the tree? I saw something like that at an art show once.

California Girl said...

Bill, you don't write it. You remove the paper wrist band they give you when you pay admission. You make a wish and tie to the tree. The museum building is new and extraordinary. I was never a Dali fan but after going to the museum, taking a docent tour and following up with a recorded tour, I learned a great deal and have tremendous respect for him.

DJan said...

How wonderful. That last picture looks like a Dali painting but in the best way possible. :-)

A Beer For The Shower said...

That looks much, much, much better than my trip to Florida. Miami is a beach-shaped toilet. St. Petersburg, on the other hand, looks beautiful.

susieq512.com said...

You still looked tense in the first picture, but totally relaxed, and beautiful, by the second. Good medicine. Love the pic of the pelicans.

California Girl said...

DJan, hahahaha! You mean I look like a melting clock or the egg out of which climbs a new man?

California Girl said...

Beer Boys, St. Petersburg is so very lovely and clean. It's in the throes of renovation. Ten years ago, even less, it was downtrodden. So much has changed. They have a vibrant art scene, fun restaurants & bars, downtown is cute and walkable It reminded me of San Diego when the downtown area began its revitalization about 20 years ago. It's also full of young people, a big plus for someone your age.

California Girl said...

Susan, actually, I probably was tense in the first photo. I had just come from the airport my GF was having me pose with the sun in my face & I couldn't see a thing. Later that night I was tanked. She knows where all the $3 wine bars are.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Didn't know that about St. Pete...it all sounds pretty wonderful. A getaway is a great way to make it through a northern winter.

California Girl said...

Good Morning Nancy, yes, I think it's quite wonderful. My friends with the 2nd home plan to move there permanently in a few years. Winter in NH has been unbearable. It was 18F this morning when I went to work.

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like you were in the right place. The mild weather must have felt pretty darn good. You are looking good in both photos!

California Girl said...

Pat, thank you for that sweet comment. I appreciate it.

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