St. Petersburg, Florida is just west of the big city Tampa. St. Pete has a long stretch of white sand beach on the west and lots of causeways and fingers of water to the east. We ended up getting a waterfront site at Fort Desoto state park for the week. Fort Desoto has a great dog beach where Ginger partied and met a lot of friends. On the backside of our campsite was a little inlet with tons of fish. We would constantly see fish jumping up in the air.
The nights around the campsite were super peaceful. Luca had a great time hitting the tennis ball for Ginger. They played until Luca was eaten alive around his ankles. I had a couple of really nice sunset paddles after work.
St. Petersburg beach was a quick drive over the bridges. It was surrounded by high end beach houses and had a strict no dog policy. We spent a few mornings paddling and playing in the clear blue water before work. It was heavenly!
Lara and I had a great time running and working out on the paths in Fort Desoto park. We were able to put in a few miles each day with Ginger. Running in the sun is the best.
After our week was up it was time to head south to Fort Meyers.