Tampa Bay Area, Florida (March, 2007)

Everyone's first thought about the Tampa Bay area is beaches.  And rightfully so!  They are beautiful--wide expanses of white sand, gentle waves and plenty of sunshine.  However in early March they can be bit cool and since this trip was mainly a business trip, this is as far onto the beach I got.

This is actually the beach connected to the Tradewinds Resort (where my conference was held) in the little beach community of St. Pete Beach.  The hotel is a bit quaint for a "conference hotel" and has been renovated but is very well-manicured.  St. Pete Beach is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is a true beach community with a bit slower pace than Tampa or St. Petersburg and a lot of expensive property.