Clearwater Beach – October 2014

We spent a short weekend at Clearwater Beach in mid-October. It was quiet, relaxing and warm. Just the perfect beach vacation. We were here in March for almost a week but I totally did not have time to blog about it. We had lots of fun then though. It is fortunate that my current project is in Tampa so it was only an hour’s drive to Clearwater Beach.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_01.jpg:Me and the kids are watching pelicans divebomb for fish at sunset:center:0]]

* Mouse over the pictures for captions

This entry will mostly be beach photos with few remarks. I miss the warm and the sunshine as I’m sitting here writing this in Ohio (in December!). Ah well.

We arrived on Friday evening and went straight to the beach to enjoy the water and the sunset.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_02.jpg:Pelican on a pole:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_18.jpg:Look how clear the water is:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_19.jpg:Running and playing:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_20.jpg:Adik embraces the water?:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_21.jpg:Love this shot of Yaya with the hotel in the background:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_22.jpg:Water on his arms:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_23.jpg:Yaya confidently strides through the waves:center:0]]

Then it was Saturday.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_24.jpg:View from our window:center:0]]

All day at the beach, baby! Speaking of beach babies:

[[image:2014_octclearwater_03.jpg:My beach babies all sunblocked up the wazoo:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_04.jpg:Adik chooses some toys to borrow:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_05.jpg:Literally Fun in the Sun:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_06.jpg:La playa:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_07.jpg:Yaya plays with a bucket in the sea:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_08.jpg:Adik is loving the warm water:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_09.jpg:Pouring water on Yaya:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_25.jpg:Gorgeous day at the beach:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_26.jpg:Do not disturb. Child seriously at play.:center:0]]

At the playground right next door to the hotel they have set up a huge water slide. Guess who begged and begged to go on it:

[[image:2014_octclearwater_10.jpg:Intrepid Yaya climbs all the way up:center:0]]

Sadly neither Vin nor I were together enough to get photos of the girl coming down. I do have a video of it somewhere though.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_27.jpg:Adik comes down the little slide…:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_11.jpg:…and enjoys the swings:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_12.jpg:Is that bird going to fly into the setting sun?:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_13.jpg:Fake pirate ship and real bird:center:0]]

That evening we were not supposed to go swimming again but Yaya and Adik both wanted to spend some time at the beach (and you know I can’t resist a good beach either) so we went to hang out while it was still light.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_14.jpg:Yaya is starting to get wet:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_15.jpg:Wave jumping:center:0]]

And then it was Sunday. We asked for a late checkout and got back out to the beach for some more fun.

[[image:2014_octclearwater_16.jpg:Playing together:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_17.jpg:Even Papa is happy!:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_28.jpg:Seriously, see how clear that water is?:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_29.jpg:Yaya has the bucket:center:0]]

[[image:2014_octclearwater_30.jpg:And now Adik has the bucket too:center:0]]

Sadly we had to leave and go back to the work hotel. Back to work people! But we sure had a good time at Clearwater Beach. 🙂 Until next time!

[[image:2014_octclearwater_31.jpg:Seagulls by our stuff:center:0]]

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