Thursday

Beach Bum Central- Clearwater Florida

Matt and I have dedicated the month of April to exploring the beaches of Florida. I haven't been great at keeping the blog updated with our current location because I've been a little busy enjoying the sights and sun around Florida. I've become somewhat of a beach bum and think I deserve a banana daqueri every night after dinner.

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After leaving the Florida Panhandle (which we love and have been to many times) we headed to Clearwater Florida which we had never been to before.

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The beaches in and around Clearwater are beautiful!! There is blue water and white sand. What else matters? It's pretty and tropical. Oh and the sea shells are great there too! We picked up lots of pretty swirly shells.

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Stay tuned for more of our beach bumming later this week!

Tuesday

Tahoe Tuesday

Sometimes I'll be sleeping soundly in my bed-

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Then all of the sudden I hear a camera take my picture. It's like every time I sleep I get my photo taken!

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Sometimes I get sooooo hyper that I just loose control and do what Matt and Michelle call "the Halloween Kitty".

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And sometimes I'll be hiding in a bag which I love to do and someone will shake my food bag. I always emerge from wherever I am when I hear my food bag because I love food!!

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Thanks for stopping by and seeing my many facial expressions this week!

Wednesday

Sun N Fun Fly in and Airshow

Sun N Fun! Wow what an experience! Matt has always been an aviation enthusiast and he's starting to turn me into one too.

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Fly ins and Airshows are such a unique experience. It's a place where you meet seemingly normal people own some sort of airplane and fly it for fun! It's also a place where there's an airshow which included airplanes doing dangerous but entertaining flips in the air and jets roaring across the sky doing things I never thought a jet could do!

The Blue Angels performed at the airshow, talk about igniting my American pride!

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The day started early. We arrived at Sun N Fun around 8:30 am. We walked around all of the personal aircraft. We saw all of the home built aircraft (people build their own planes and then use them, who would have thought?).

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Somebody built this plane in their garage and now fly it around!

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Notice the airplane over the Fiat? This trailer was pulled behind a motorhome. Talk about having all the toys with you!

Next we walked around all of the military planes.

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Then we checked out the booths and vendors.

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Personal jet for sale in case you need a jet.


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Next we enjoyed lunch. Then we sat down to enjoy the airshow!

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The crowd watching the show.

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Airplanes writing in the sky!

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Notice the huge explosion at the bottom of the photo? The war planes did some faux bomb dropping for the crowd.

After the airshow we walked around a little more watching the light sport aircraft take off and land.

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We had dinner and then went back to our seats for the night airshow which consisted of planes flying in loops with fireworks shooting off of them and a fire works show! We left Sun N Fun around 11pm! It was a long fun day in the sun!

Have you ever been to an airshow? I'm sure this won't be our last!

Tuesday

Tahoe Tuesday

Hi! As you can tell from the last blog post, we're in Florida! Matt and Michelle keep going to the beach without me. I keep getting in the cooler in hopes that they'll get the hint that I'd like to go too!

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Until they let me come to the beach with them I'll keep playing with my toys-

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Thanks Aunt Dorothy for my toy!


And sitting like a little human in the chair.

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Monday

30A is A-Ok!

Have you heard of 30A? It's a section of beaches in the Florida Panhandle on HWY 30A. This is a stretch of perfect, cute and picturesque little beach towns with a mixture of brand new housing communities and a few older ones. Overall the area feels like vacation. I saw a t-shirt that said "I Crave 30A". I can see why this stretch of Florida beaches is a vacation mecca for many people!

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After leaving New Orleans, Matt and I drove across Mississippi and Alabama hugging the coast. It's fun to see how the coast changes from swamp land to the beaches of Biloxi back to to a mixture of swamp and beach in Alabama. On our drive we saw 2 alligators just off the side of the road in Alabama!

We arrived to 30A and Matt's parents met us there. Here are some photos from our time in 30A-

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A snow cone out of an Airstream in Seaside. This is a size small by the way!
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Pretty Beach!
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One of the new housing developments. The area is beautiful and the houses are over the top.
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This guy has a water jet coming from his feet and the jet ski is following him around. It's alot more minimal than jet packing but would probably be alot harder to stay in the air!
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Panama City Beach
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Matt's parents enjoying some Korbel on the beach.
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Pretty New Orleans Style home! I'm currently obsessed with New Orleans style after going there.
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Some local art
After the beaches of 30A we're rounding the panhandle of Florida and heading to the Tampa area to check out the beaches of Clearwater!