Saturday, July 23, 2011

Boca Grande

I love my husband for many reasons, but one reason is his sense of adventure. He is not afraid to pop five little people in the car for a road trip. We are big advocates of being a tourist in your own state, so that is what we set out to do this fine Saturday morning! We drove about 2 hours to reach Boca Grande. Only DH had been to Boca Grande in the past. It was fun to drive around and see the little town and the Gasparilla Inn. The Pink Elephant, or "The Pink" as it is widely known, was dead, so we decided to eat on the beach at The South Beach Grille. My key lime grilled shrimp wrap was superb and DH loved his blackened grouper sandwich!

After lunch, we drove around and admired the beaches, homes, and the lighthouse. The Florida sun was so hot that we did not play in the sand. However, we DID stop at the Loose Caboose for some ice cream before driving back to Tampa!


The Niemeyer Nest said...

Sounds like a super fun day. I agree that it can be so rewarding to be a tourist in your own state.

Hines-Sight said...

Sounds like a great daytrip.

I've got a link up on August 1, and I would love if it you would link up some of your great tips or recipes. Trying to streamline life and make meal planning easy.

My post from Saturday has the details.


Bama Girl said...

I love this! Being a tourist in your own town, state - it's fabulous! Glad you had a wonderful time. XOXO

Imjustagirl said...

Hey Mama Henley! I am so glad you got to enjoy the beauty of Boca Grande. Definetly one of our favorite destinations!!

Cassy said...

I am sure you had a fun great day!

Cassy from Guitar Made Easy