We had SO MUCH FUN!!!
We stayed out on Sand Key which is an island off of Clearwater Beach at the Sheraton Sand Key resort!
It was a very nice hotel, and we ate at some great restaurants, played on the beach, etc. Went to a couple of tiki bars, and spent a lot of money, hehe.
The wedding was beautiful - right on the beach, right at sunset, very nice. Not exactly a "traditional" wedding (it was two girls getting married and the bride(s) were in swimsuits and we were all wearing leis and sarongs and stuff, lol). The reception was at an outdoor tiki bar right on the ocean and it was warm and breezy and they had lots of good food & drinks.
This morning when we woke up we went to the Florida Aquarium which was a lot of fun. It was at the port in Tampa Bay and we saw all of the big cruiseships and stuff, it really made me want to go on a cruise soon.....
It was all just about an hour and a half away, which makes it great for a weekend getaway - I'd definitely like to go out to that area again for little quickie vacations. We had so much fun and we were only gone 24 hours, lol. Next time I want to go to the Salvador Dali Museum (a huge collection of his work - including a lot of the "famous" ones, hehe) and some of the other museums and stuff. And go out on some of the tours and dolphin-sighting boats and stuff like that.
Ah, but now there is lots of work to do =P It's kind of fun training Matty though, hehe ;)