We went to beautiful, sunny Florida for Thanksgiving this year. It was a great break from the cold, grey start to our Indiana winter. Our first stop was to visit my favorite hotel in Florida: the Don Cesar in St.Petersburg.
I grew up coming here every few years, and it holds some awesome memories of a kid in paradise:) I loved exploring the different ballrooms and restaurants, shops and balconies. I loved sitting in the hot tub, sipping on a virgin strawberry daiquiri... ah, paradise...
It also has an awesome old fashioned ice cream shop. Of course, my dad and I had to get some chocolate ice cream;)
Pardon my pale face in these pictures... I'm actually pregnant and going through a bad case of "morning sickness". But nothing like the Florida sunshine and a little ice cream to make you feel better!
As a Thanksgiving treat, Dad and Sandy took us kayaking in the mangrove tunnels of Bradenton. We went with a group called Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, and they were great! It was so beautiful...
There was awesome bird watching.
I highly recommend this group for kayaking. They were super friendly and really knowledgeable about everything we were seeing. It made for a fun Thanksgiving! You can see more of our pictures on Shan-T's facebook page. I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving!