Travel: Madeira Beach, Florida

I found my inner retiree (again), and escaped¬†for a 2-week holiday in Florida this month with my good friend (and travel partner-in-crime) Shannon. Two weeks¬†with no expectations to do anything, and moving in slo-mo was¬†absolutely what I needed at this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to visit museums, eat out, and¬†take architectural tours when I’m on vacation, but I also love to be really lazy.

While our daily routine in¬†Madeira Beach mostly included watching¬†Keeping up with the Kardashians (ugh!), Barefoot Contessa (yum!), and¬†Golden Girls (classic Florida!), spending hours by the pool and beach, and shopping, we also found some energy to¬†watch a¬†Tampa Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game¬†at Tropicana Field, watch the fireworks show on July 4th,¬†and walk to John’s Pass Village for¬†ice cream (it’s tradition).¬†Most of my photos look like this, but I did take a few others¬†to share:

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typical Floridian souvenirs


I want a parking spot with a sign like this (it was outside a Kohl’s store)


flags in every shape & form on the beach on July 4th


Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Jays won!) at Tropicana Field


98 degrees or 98 degrees

Florida-White-Cabana-6shuffleboard could probably be Florida’s¬†national sport

I’ve been trying to make yearly trips to Madeira Beach these past few years¬†– you can read about my previous Floridian adventures (or¬†non-adventurous adventures) here, here, here, and here. We always stay¬†here.

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