One of my all-time favorite things to do in the Tampa area (since 1999!) has been drive into Clearwater Beach near sunset.
I immensely enjoy the sun's rays reaching out playfully to almost blind me, as I squint at it through sunglasses and straight palms.
The fluffy clouds are relaxed sentinels, quietly escorting us as we make our way through the Courtney Campbell Causeway (60).
I inhale the salt air and each and every muscle in my body feels like it's exhaling is tension away.
The promise of delectable seaside specialties, like broiled or grilled grouper, are just around the next bend.
We continue cruising through Clearwater Beach and Sand Key with dinner cruises sailing under the Gulf Boulevard bridge.
The sea breeze welcoming, the warm sunset hues caressing open windows in our vehicle. As we leisurely float on through the various barrier islands.