House / Pet Sitting - St. Petersburg Florida, March 2015

House / Pet Sitting - St. Petersburg Florida, March 2015
( in retrospect )




I recently completed a routine house and pet sitting assignment for Amanda in St Petersburg, Florida. Her house is a typical, old style, Florida cinder block home.  It sits in a quiet community, with most homes having direct access to a channel (canal of some people call it) leading to Tampa Bay.  Boat docks outnumber pools, and backyard fishing is combined with cookouts.  Welcome, to coastal Florida life.
 
The back of the house

Safety Harbor, Florida - Chalk Art Festival - 21 & 22 March 2015


Here are a some sidewalk chalk art photos I too on 21 and 22 March at the Safety Harbor, Chalk Art Festival.  Short 'time lapse' videos to follow soon (I gotta add music).







2015-01-13 - Tuesday Traveler - Tarpon Springs, FL - The109th Annual Greek Epiphany

2015-01-13 - Tuesday Traveler - Tarpon Springs, FL -

The 109th Annual Greek Epiphany

The sun casts long early morning shadows, temperatures in the mid-60s, and the water is like glass.  We search for a place to launch kayaks.  There it is, a walkable incline, floating dock, secure parking, and a short walk from the van to the water.  IT"S BLOCKED.

‘Copter Bill’, a local friend, who is a quad copter (drone) pilot/photographer, parked the van and we readied our equipment.  As we placed our cameras and drone near the incline we saw law enforcement looking on.  No shouts denying or giving us permission to be there, we continue.


Under their watchful eyes, we unload the kayaks, launch them, and transfer our equipment from the shore; still no shouts from law enforcement.

Van secure, kayaks launched, equipment loaded, we climb aboard, and paddle to Spring Bayou.

House / Pet Sitting - Venice, Florida October 2014 - Chapter 4




House / Pet Sitting - Venice, Florida October 2014 - Chapter 4

Venice Florida - In Review



The house and pet sitting assignment in Venice is completed, now it's time for a review.  We'll talk about anything unusual around the house, the local area, and my recommendations of things to do when you visit Venice.