Our Beach Vacation

We just returned from our annual beach vacation at Indian Rocks Beach this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous and we had a nice relaxing time. Even Hannah enjoyed the vacation. Click the images to view larger.

Our Sweet Hannah

Our Sweet Hannah

At 14 years old, Hannah suffers from arthritis and hip dysplasia. She’s not as mobile as she once was, and her condition requires that we exercise her frequently. No more stays in the pokey for Hannah. She gets to go with us whenever possible.

Last year we found a place that accepts dogs and made our first stay at Tommy’s On The Beach. We really enjoyed it and returned again this year.

Tommy's On The Beach

Tommy’s On The Beach

Tommy’s has a great large yard that is perfect for relaxing or for a certain family member to wander around, stretch her legs and lounge in the cool breeze.

Tommy's On The Beach

Tommy’s On The Beach

Of course we spent much of our time looking the other direction. We even took some time to pose for our annual portrait. As you can see, shaving is optional at Tommy’s.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Faith’s dad lives in Clearwater, so he always stops by for a visit while we are there.

Faith and her dad

Faith and her dad

I think her dad is quite proud of his son in-law.

Faith's dad and the grand prize winning Audubon magazine

Faith’s dad and the grand prize winning Audubon magazine

Tommy’s tries to give their customers a taste of the “real Florida”. By that they mean that their units are typical old Florida. They are decorated in what you would have found on Indian Rocks Beach in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This would be way before the condos took over the beach and destroyed the quaint, relaxed lifestyle that Florida was known for. We stay downstairs in the Blue Bamboo room so Hannah doesn’t have to deal with stairs. I’m not sure why they call it the blue bamboo room. Maybe some of the furniture has a bamboo look to it, but I wasn’t paying any attention. I spent most of the time outside.

The Blue Bamboo Room

The Blue Bamboo Room

You might be wondering if I took any wildlife or nature photos. Of course I did, but I’ll save those for my next post. In the interim, I’ll leave you with a 30 second time lapse of a sunset I took with my GoPro. Most of the sunsets were quite boring while we were there, but I did like the clouds and their movements in this video. Enjoy!

Beach Sunset from Michael Libbe on Vimeo.

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2 Responses to Our Beach Vacation

  1. Looks like you guys had a fun time! Can’t wait to see your wildlife/nature images too.

  2. Jess Yarnell says:

    Love the GoPro timelapse! It’s great to see you having fun with family. Hannah looks like she enjoys the beach as much as you and Faith do!

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