Saturday, September 6, 2008

St. Pete Beach

I'm hanging in the hotel room waiting for Marty to get back from the horse track with the boys. The girls and I (and my mom) went to International mall in Tampa where Bri made out like a bandit (thanks Mom!) We've been having a great time here in Florida and I've had the best sleep in our dreamy bed at the Don Cesar. This is totally not a hotel you will see Marty and I staying in at any other time of the year except for an excursion like his dad's birthday. We would usually be in the Super 8 down the road. So I'm not complainin'!

Yesterday we did some short intervals on the beach which was quite tough since the winds were strong and the sand was sugary. Then we had a nice family/birthday dinner and after that Marty, Tim (bro-in-law) and I hit a beach bar where I not only found $10 on the ground (total score) but I also got to drink Boag's beer which is made in Tasmania. Yum yum.

This morning we met my dad for a run and a swim in the gulf. The swim was so refreshing and when I thought I was done, Marty came in to swim a bit (he ran longer than I did). He convinced me to swim out to the buoy which wasn't too far but I got about 3/4 of the way out there and got a little freaked and shouted "MARTY I DONT WANNA GO ANY FURTHER!!!" It was deep and we were out from shore with no one around us. So funny how we can get mental quick! He calmly said, "Don't worry, I'm right here." He swam easy so he was right next to me the whole time. Then I laughed at my little freakout and continued to the buoy.

We're headed to dinner soon and another beach bar I'm sure! Our flight doesn't leave until 8pm tomorrow night so we still have another day to enjoy.

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