Local Places, Local Faces
You may not consider a drive of 1 hour and 40 minutes as a local destination, but my definition is that if you can get there, spend the day, and get home before nightfall, it’s local. Plus I needed a local post for today and this was the only day last week that our outdoor plans didn’t get rained out!
I’d been planning the Clearwater visit for awhile. Thought that grandson Riley from North Dakota should visit a gulf beach with waves and sugar sand. And we took along my great-nephew William. I probably haven’t been to the Clearwater beach since my kids were teenagers when the beach was incredibly touristy with all those little tee-shirt shops and bumper to bumper traffic. Still scarred from a parking ticket for being 10 minutes late to get back to my car back in the 80s. Have to say I was pleasantly surprised. We got there by 10 am, traffic was tolerable, and I found parking at Pier 60 quite easily.
Headed out about 2:30 and just barely got out of Tampa before the rains started. Smooth driving from there!