|Sunset at Madeira Beach, St Pete|
However, I'm very excited for several friends who are (and will be) visiting the Tampa Bay area. In my humble opinion, this area has some of the best cruising grounds in Florida. With crude oil prices tumbling down a hefty 57 percent from the high of $115 a barrel in July last year to around $49 yesterday, cruising is so much more affordable. Both on the water and on the road. Yesterday, I filled up my car at $1.78/gallon and saw diesel price at $2.59/gallon, prices we haven seen since 2008. Now is the perfect time to cruise on a power boat!
The Tampa Bay (Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater) area also boasts a number of beautiful beaches (from Caladesi and Clearwater to Fort DeSoto, many of whom had been named top 10 beaches in America), and lots of fabulous restaurants ( we love The Columbia's restaurant in Ybor City, Ceviche Tapas Bar in St Pete downtown, and Cafe Alma, now renamed Alma in its new location at Madeira Beach). And yes, sunny days! Very much needed this time of year.
|Treasure Island, St Pete|
|Jose Gasparilla invades Tampa|
Where do you go to find some sun and fun?
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