The beginning of this week I was out on the central Gulf coast of Florida and spent a lot of time driving back and forth over bridges, more bridges, and even more bridges between one small island to the next. It does make for a prettier drive I must say, as the water on in the Gulf of Mexico tends to be so beautiful and much more turquoise than the water on our Atlantic.
One of the bridges I went over, after paying my toll, was one of Florida's most famous bridges, the Sunshine Skyway. This connects the Tampa Bay area with Pinellas County to the south and is a little over 4 miles long. It was rebuilt in the 80s after the first one collapsed, and is now one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges.
On my (long) way home I drove away with a gorgeous sunset to my back and even spotted a crazy dino out my passenger side window!
I really wish I had my camera ready on several occasions that I would have loved to have shown you...but I can't always be prepared when an amazing sign, like "Fresh Mullet" or "We're SHUT" quickly appear then disappear from view on the backroads of this state. (I promise, the context of these in their environment make them really funny...because I'm laughing now, even though you probably aren't. Oh well...had to be there I guess.)
...more to come.