Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ft. DeSoto and John’s Pass

~Fort DeSoto State Park~

On Tuesday we loaded our bikes and headed out for one the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Once a 12-inch mortar battery, which is located at the fort for which the park was named, it merited a place in the National Register of Historic Places. With three miles of white sand beaches it wasn’t hard to find a place to relax after a seven mile bike ride along the coast and thru the natural surroundings. 

~yes, it was extremely hot, yes, we took lots of water and yes, we collapsed once we cooled off in the calm waters of the gulf~


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This beautiful park includes “A 238-site family camping area with facilities including picnic tables, grills, water, electricity, washers, dryers, sanitary disposal stations, modern restrooms, showers, play areas, and a camp store.”

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Who wouldn’t love camping next to the water under palm trees!

Ahhhhhhhh, what a lovely day!


~John’s Pass~

John’s Pass is a quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village complete with “unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.”

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Yep, you guessed it, this IS the pass.

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All of that is entertaining but to me the best  part was lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


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YUMALICIOUS!  you knew I’d say that…

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Need I say more?


IMG_6101  All this fun has me ready for some sleep. 


Blessings Y’all!


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Judy and Emma said...

I could sure go for some of that shrimp! And I'd sure like to camp under palm trees by the water. :)

Margie M. said...

Beautiful area of Florida. We've been to Ft. DeSoto and it is amazing. Bubba Gump's....gotta love that one!

Gail Durham said...

I love Bubba Gump's. Looks like a great day!

Rexanna Smith said...

Great Pics Kat! I so want to be on that beach right now!!!! But i guess you already knew that!! lol Blessings to you and Robert! Love ya, Rexanna

Happytrails said...

I grew up in Florida (Daytona) so looking at that beautiful beach gave me a warm feeling!! Very nice area of Florida!

We just love Bubba Gump....YUMMY!!

You all have fun!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Dennis and Donna said...

I would like to park the Hiker right outside Bubba Gumps.....and eat myself sick...

Wayne and Maureen said...

We love Fort DeSoto State Park!! Looks like ya'll are living the life

Karen and Al said...

We have many fond memories of Fort Desoto park. You can get some amazing sunset and sunrise photos with the Sunshine Skyway in the back ground. On the far end of the beach (north I think) you can find a flock of Rosette Spoonbills in the early morning. Have fun.

Shirley Wood said...

I love the pictures. I know you're enjoying yourself.