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Clearwater - no Sand Key
Well, this time in Florida we decided we would try something a bit different and go further a field from our home in Davenport. We decided to take a trip to Busch Gardens but instead of making it a day trip we decided to make a few days of it and stay in Clearwater.
Well, we thought we were staying in Clearwater however it was just a bit beyond a place called Sand Key. It was beautiful, a good choice. We actually had booked a hotel to stay in. We had a one bed suite which meant my husband and I had the bedroom with a balcony and the children had the sofa bed and a ready bed in the lounge area. Not half the size nor as good as a vacation home however the outlook and situation was great.
Basically our hotel and the other hotels and homes are sited on a Sand Key with the ocean on either side. A really great site. We checked in and took a walk along the nearby boardwalk which had some great souvenir shops and superb restaurants. We had lunch - superb fish and the drinks were on happy hour, even better - with the sun shining brightly, my husband and I could have sat there all afternoon however the children were not so keen, so we headed over to the beach.
We had a walk along, paddling in the water and collecting shells. As the sun went down, I took some great pictures of the children however we hadn't brought along any long sleeved tops so it began to feel quite chilly so we headed back to the hotel. Later that evening, we had a fabulous meal with very attentive staff in Columbus again just on the boardwalk.
We woke up early before the children and sat out on the balcony and what a fab view with the sun on your face watching the speedboats and other water craft going along the water however the peace was soon broken and we got ready to set off for Busch Gardens grabbing a muffin and coffee on the way. We had a fab day in the theme park, with Daddy and eldest daughter going on the scary rides whilst Mummy and other daughters choose to have a look at the animals. We had a great day and then headed back to the hotel. We got back had a refreshing dip in the hotel pool and then freshened up to go out for tea.
We had yet another fantastic meal in a local restaurant before heading back to our room. We had a morning relaxing by the pool and jacuzzi before packing up the car to head home!
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