Hello Friends Hope ya’ll are having a good Monday.
Paul and I are always thankful to be able to travel, whether it be a journey or just an hour away. We arrived in Tampa Bay Friday afternoon and got settled into our hotel. It was an oh-so-classy La Quinta Inn. Hey, what can I say, it was a fishing weekend.
We both were craving seafood, so we decided to venture over to Clearwater Beach to see what we could find. We ate a Crabby Bills Seafood right on the beach – craving satisfied! I had the snow crab and shrimp combo and Paul had Caribbean mahi mahi with shrimp. We were seated outside and enjoyed the coastal atmosphere, conversation, and people watching
We walked along the beach after dinner just about the time the sun was setting. Florida sunsets are simply beautiful.
We made a little pitstop at Yogurt Mountain! They had dairy free watermelon and pink lemonade sorbet for me which is always a plus. I gave up dairy over a year ago during the process of understanding my gut issues. It has helped tremendously, but the one thing I miss the most are all of the fun flavors – like cake batter and gingerbread!
The next morning we woke up bright and early to head out fishing! I love being up before the sun – it is such a peaceful time of day to take a moment and reflect.
Within minutes of putting our kayaks into the water, we spotted a pod of dolphins. They are one of my favorite animals – when I was a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist so I could work with them for my career! They hung around for quite some time which I loved, but Paul said it is bad for fishing because they eat what we are trying to catch.
We stayed on the water for several hours fishing different areas. I am being completely honest when I tell you we did not catch one fish. We loved it though – it was our first time taking a trip with our new kayaks and we cannot wait for many more adventures.
What a cute fishing buddy
So my 2 weeks of PTO from work are coming to an end. It is back to work tomorrow – which I am greatly looking forward to. Call me crazy, but I love my job, patients, and coworkers. I work as an oncology nurse at a hospital here in Central Florida. It is a passion of mine that developed over the years as a result of both my grandma and close friend battling cancer. The relationship and trust that is formed in bedside nursing is like none other that I have experienced.
It isn’t always easy, but it truly is an honor to be a nurse.
I am loving blogging so far. Hopefully in time my posts and pictures will improve – but you gotta start somewhere. Thanks for reading!