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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tropical Storm Debbie aftermath

Whew ! Well, we hope that all is okay with everyone and that no one didn't have too much damage from TS Debbie this past week. We know many people were much worse off than us and our heart goes out to them. We were extremely lucky, live in a "no-flood zone", didn't lose our Electric and though we had a few wind issues with plants, I think we can count our lucky stars it wasn't worse.
  •     12 ft. tall Hibiscus took a tumble
  1.   It was time to get a new canopy anyways

Staking the Big Bougainvillea back up again !

Luckily, before TS Debbie came along, Mitch and I were able to take a few days break and head to Weeki Wachee River for some R & R. This is our fabulous cabin we had and our hosts, Linda and Larry spoiled us rotten.

That's our Kayaks resting from our 2nd trip up the river.  The water temp was gorgeous and we saw tons of manatees swimming under and around our boats.This cabin is just a short tributary off the river by Roger's Park.  We were easily able to paddle up river and enjoy the float back down. Also, there are new people running the Kayak rental place out of Weeki Wachee attraction and if you don't want to paddle up river, they rent out boats to float down and will bring you back, or they charge only $5 for you to put our Yak in, so that's a great deal.

Linda and Larry are both into plants and we brought up a few of our special ones to add to their garden.  If you are looking for a quick escape (only 1 hour and 15 minutes from northside St. Pete, up Veterans Expressway and east to the River), and want to stay in a gorgeous, mellow place, this is the one. We have searched for many years for a good rental and we hit the jackpot with this one. Check it out on VRBO, their listing # is 414355.  Their rental price is very reasonable and we highly recommend this a great rental anytime of the year (we have already booked to go back twice !).

Well, sun is out, and we are ready and recharged for Saturday Morning Summer Market this weekend at Williams Park. Market hours are 9am-1pm, so come on down and visit us !


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