Visiting Ft DeSoto and The Sunshine City

Road Trip

After spending a bit of time just enjoying our campsite, we wandered out to the Old Fort area. We revisited the site of Dave’s 1995 Eagle Scout Project, the Mine Storage building that was part of the fort just after the turn of the 20th Century. The foundation markers are in excellent shape. The area needs some weeding and there are no markers or signs to indicate it’s significance but it certainly evokes some good memories for us. We spent a little time walking in the sunshine along the shore and poking through the small but excellent museum.  Then we headed into St Petersburg. It’s interesting to drive roads and notice what has changed and what is the same. We’ve been gone now for more than four years but that’s after a residence of fifty years. There’s a lot of memories here.  We lunched on shrimp scampi and a grouper sandwich at Fourth Street Shrimp Store which was one of our favorite haunts. We’ve had many a fun extended family meal here!




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All Because of an Eclipse

All Because of an Eclipse

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