Treasure Island Bliss

One of my fun to do things on our Summer list 2011 was to go to the Gulf for Staycation! I needed a getaway & after finding such a gre8t deal I knew it was time!! I needed to see Mother Gulf & swim in her waters!

So last weekend we did! Yah! 3 nites 4 days of Bliss! We stayed at Algiers Gulf Front Motel we got dealo $60 nite!

They remodeled this 60's Gulf Strip motel fun a few years ago. It was clean, nice & our front window had view of beach! Gre8t for beachfront Motel!

On our way over I stopped by Village Originals & a Tampa Bead Store called Bead Corp. It was a "Full Service" Bead Stora aka very expensive & much of what I wanted to see & touch was behind the counter & you had to have the staff help you with it! FAIL! Beads are meant to be touched & viewed up close! Not w security & supervision (they weren't that pricey!)..
Ok bitchin aside I did find some $3.00 short strands!

We arrived @ our Motel & just in time for the lovely blissfilled sunset!

Then we relaxed went to Sweetbay's (their on gulf side) and picked up some yummy sushi & veggies..

The next day was beach time & the sky was ready to open up on us! We even saw a cloud funnel! Scary!

It passed by and we swam in gulf, walked on beach & sat under our newly purchased beach umbrella!

We later went for a ride on Gulfshore blvd to Clearwater Beach. It was beautiful! We ate at Shepherds on Water overlooking the intercoastal! It's a all u can eat Buffett! Yummy! Awesome veggies!

The next day was day 2 of da beach time! A purrfect day of sun, sea & heat!

We got bit sunburned, thank gosh for Italiano Skin! And took a nice long walk on our last nite @ gulf! We found some kids drumming w fun blinky lights going on & off in middle of their circle!! We embraced every second & knew we'd b back!

It was gre8t to get home & say bye bye to Gulf & hello to Atlantic Ave! It's nice to go away have fun then come home to paradise!

- Shanti

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