Tampa Day 2: Causeway Sunset

On Sunday morning, we woke up to a discussion of bagels for breakfast. All being from New Jersey, we’re pretty big on good bagels. Turns out the only place you could get bagels nearby in Tampa is a food store…so Pete’s mom bought some from Publix.

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They were actually more like Thomas’s bagel thins! Got the job done, but definitely no comparison to NJ bagels, just like the pizza!

After breakfast, Pete’s parents, Pete, and I all went for about a 2 mile walk.

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Worst picture ever taken by Pete. However, it was so nice to get shorts on and to have nice enough weather to exercise outdoors.

Walking worked up a sweat, especially since it was about 80 degrees outside. No better place to cool off than the pool.

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I mean honestly, how awesome is this pool and lanai? Lucky ducks! Pool time consisted of timed competitions completing a lap. Pete’s dad shocked us all with a time of 12.15. No one came close to beating it!

Later on, we drove over to “the causeway.” This is basically a strip of land/bridge leading to Clearwater beach where people watch the sunset. You can drive your car right on the sand and park with a perfect view of the ocean.

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When we arrived, we walked around for a bit and headed over the bridge. There, we got some beautiful views and nice family pics.

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When the sun started dropping, we found a spot on a bench to watch it set.

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I’ve seen sunsets before, but never actually sat there and watched each moment of the descent- it was quite lovely.

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What a spectacular way to end our last full day in Tampa!

The following day was spent relaxing, taking walks, and just spending our last few hours together before heading home at 3:30.  It was such a great mini vacay and I’m really happy we got to see Pete’s family!

Have you ever been to Tampa before? What did you do while you were there?

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