Letizia from Dutch Goes Italian tagged me for the Travel Confessions series. Thank you so much Letizia! As you can tell from Letizia’s blog name…she’s Dutch, but loves everything Italian! If you ever plan a trip to Italy…she’s your travel source!
There are a few rules in the Travel Confessions series:
Post a photo (or photos) and description(s) of your confession(s) in a new post.
Tweet your post with hashtag #TravelConfession and follow/tweet @Traveling9to5
Tag 3 other travelers you’d love to see
Travel confession No. 1
I prefer traveling solo…most of the time. For some of the obvious reasons…you pick what you want to see and do…eat where and what you want…walk at your own pace…decide when you’re ready to leave…don’t have to deal with a traveling partner’s annoying habits (we all have them)–such as complaining..moodiness..overly talkativeness, etc..odd sleep schedule or snoring, etc.
I also enjoy it because I love to meet new people and it’s easier when you’re on your own. This is a photo from my solo six week road trip through the Southern U.S. back in November.
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This year’s Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship was amazing! I’ve never attended a competition and it was exciting to see them up close. Their site online said it started at 9:00am…so I arrived there about 8:45am…wanting to get early morning light for good photos. Once there I found out it didn’t start until 10:00am…so I had an English muffin at the Holiday Inn (where the competition was) and took a walk on the beach…
There was a fence with black netting around the sculptures so you couldn’t see them…until you paid the $5.00 entrance fee. Since I’m tall…I snuck one…
I was the first one through the entrance and was able to get some photos without people in them…
The event is for 10 days and began on Friday the 16th. The judging took place on the 18th and I attended on Monday, the 19th.
This is the sculpture that won…
Although I really liked that one, it wasn’t my favorite.
I met one of the sculptors and he informed me that the theme was winter wonderland, so I’m surprised they awarded first place to one that wasn’t within that theme.
Love this one…
This is my second favorite…I think the detail is amazing!
Jack Frost was my favorite! The eyes look so real…I love everything about it!
This is Bill (one of the competitors). He’s on the road a lot for competitions, and home is Montana.
This is a partial view of one of Rod Green’s chain saw wood carvings. I lucked out with the position of the fish and the sun. Twice a day he makes a sculpture for the audience.
Here’s Rod at work…
This one took about 30 minutes to make. Very cool!!
I had packed a sandwich that was in the car for lunch…so I ate that while I drove the 30 minutes to my condo. I took an afternoon jog and had salad for dinner. See you tomorrow for the sunset at the Yacht Club that’s less than 10 minutes away!
Clearwater, Florida has a daily festival on their pier and surrounding area called, “The Sunsets at Pier 60. I had to jump for joy from the beauty!
The Hilton was glowing…
I noticed this girl and asked if I could take her photo because her hair was pretty. She seemed surprised and quickly said “Yes”! Her name was Ebony and we told her she should be a model, but she said she has MS and couldn’t wear high heels. I told her upon leaving, that she was beautiful! It feels good to make other people feel good!
This drummer was using empty buckets as drums and was very talented!
Walking back to the car, I told Zully this palm tree looked almost like fireworks going off from the lighting…
When we got back to Zully’s condo, we had pizza delivered and it was sooo good! Another great day!