Well you know we made it, but made it where?? We are in Little Harbor Village Marina on Tampa Bay in Ruskin, Fl. It is a 45 minute drive from the Grand Kids and a great small marina at a small resort. With Dorian and Todd coming for Christmas we wanted a place with a few amenities (at a reasonable price of course) and after searching all of Tampa and Bradenton area this was the one that fit both requirements. We've only spent two days here so far though, been visiting with our kids :-) and getting ready for Christmas (shopping....not my favorite thing, I am not a good "decision maker").
This was an old motel, now a condo on the GIWW (Gulf Intracoastal Water way) spoke to me in an "old Florida" way...
versus the' Don Cesar' luxury hotel (in the distance) on St. Pete Beach...
the Sunshine (huh) Skyway bridge on Tampa Bay.....another beautiful day on the water, hopefully when we head further south the sun will be shining and the bridge will glow!
St. Pete (the city, not the beach) skyline on Tampa Bay
Our new berth, we are the closest boat to the resort in the picture
Street View, not only the hotel to the right but condos on both ends of it
I was assured (that as far as they knew) this was real...pulled up by Mel Fisher when he was searching for the Atocha..it was a pair of them in a REALLY weird place and supposedly the original owner of the marina ( this being the second marina) was a friend, yada, yada I know it's confusing but just let it flow through you, I'm sure you don't want to hear the LONNNGG version
and we have .......THE BEACH.....very nice even though it's not on the Gulf
Tennis Courts...nice, but we'll pass, due to bad backs and ....too much information
A nice little store...they also have the usual beer and junk food assortment
Ummmm....probably not gonna go there either!
beautiful pool on a quiet back bay
Gee, I feel like a travel host...maybe I should go global, or postal or something!! Anyway, as our friend Chuck says we are "lovin' life"! I fully intend to send a Christmas Greeting to Y'all....but if I forget (which is more than likely)
and Thank You for following our journey!!