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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sunshine Skyway & Fort DeSoto

In keeping with our past study of bridges when Josh was doing his high school studies we went to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge near St. Petersburg, FL. We actually went to Ft. DeSoto so we could see the bridge and discovered one of the most beautiful and deserted beaches we have ever seen. Fort DeSota sits at the tip of the peninsula of St. Petersburg guarding the inner harbors for St. Pete and Tampa areas. Fort De Soto Park was named America’s Top Beach by TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel community. The fort was used as a bombing and gunnery range during World War II. It is now a county park after periods of being under US and state control over the last 60 years. It is a lovely location and even had a doggie beach where Homer got to play in the sand and water (He doesn't care for water that much, though). The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, spanning Florida's Tampa Bay is the world's longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span, with a length of 29,040 feet - exactly 5.5 miles.

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