Sunday, April 14, 2013

# 27 Tampa, Flordia

We arrived in Tampa on Wednesday, April 10.  We are staying at the Bay Bayou RV Park.  I am amazed at the beautiful plants everywhere.  Plants that I had to keep in a pot, in the house, grow in the ground here.  I had noticed that before on other trips we've made to Florida but it never ceases to amaze me.

These "snake plants" are growing right out of the ground.  I had to grow mine in pots.
This orchid caught my attention too.
Several people were growing poinsettias.

This impatient plant was growing in a big wash tub. 
We haven't made any day trips yet.  We've been busy working on a few things.  Ron's been troubleshooting a low voltage issue with the motorhome and I've been doing the usual house work and helping him.  Unfortunately, Ron discovered that the alternator and battery isolator had gone out.  Using the Internet and his tool chest, we were able to replace the alternator (with a rebuilt one :+$).  The isolator will not be here until Tuesday, so we will not know until then if that issue has been solved.

Today we went to the Clearwater Beach area, specifically Sand Key and just relaxed.  It was cool, very nice but crowded.

I would love to see some of the outstanding art museums in the area.  On my list are:  St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts, the Salvador Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center.

1 comment:

  1. Love Clearwater Beach!!!!! I was in Tampa for a week several years ago at a conference and we went to Clearwater Beach one day. Ate lunch at this small, old place and I think it was a "Grouper Sandwich" and it was so GOOD!!!!!!!!!! You need to try that one for sure. Have fun!