Saturday, April 26, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: The Beach On Courtenay Campbell Causeway

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Clearwater, Florida: The Beach On Courtenay Campbell Causeway
Clearwater Beach is not the only beach in Clearwater! But I must qualify that statement. This little beach I am showing you now is just that... LITTLE. Compared to the miles of sand that are Clearwater Beach, I doubt this beach even has a mile of sand. And sadly, it is not of the fine powdery variety like Clearwater Beach. BUT it is a beach just the same.

The main road across Tampa Bay, from Clearwater to Tampa, is the Courtenay Campbell Causeway. It can be both a beautiful, scenic drive, and it can be a very trying drive. It really just depends on the traffic, and your state of mind. This beach tends to be somewhat quiet a lot of days, though not always. It is also much more convenient for many people to get to. However... parking is a bit stiff. But more on that later.

In this picture, we are looking East, and the air is so clear that you can see Tampa in the far distance, as well as the center span of the Howard Franklin Bridge, to the South (on the right in the photo). It really helps to enlarge the photo to see how cool the view is. Just click on it, and it will open larger in a new window or tab.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Home Of The Original Hooters!

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Clearwater, Florida: Home Of The Original Hooters!
And speaking of manhole covers (yesterday's post), did you know... that Clearwater, Florida is the home of the Original Hooters! That's right, this is where it all started. That phenom called Hooters, with the pretty girls in the sexy outfits, started right here in little old Clearwater.

Oh yeah... no, it has nothing to do with manhole covers... but what the hey... Stop by Hooters for some great wings when you get the itch.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: How Old Is YOUR Manhole Cover?

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Clearwater, Florida: How Old Is YOUR Manhole Cover?
Manhole covers seem to hold some attraction for me. I am not sure when it started. I hope it will not require a treatment program with a therapist... But I cannot help checking them out when I see them, and I often photograph them. Yeah, weird, eh?

This one is of the Pinellas County crop, the '97 vintage. Finely rusted with a delicate dusting of sand, it is sure to be a welcome addition to any serious collection. Hey, do you know WHY manhole covers are round?

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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Did Someone Say Roofing Tiles?

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Clearwater, Florida: Did Someone Say Roofing Tiles?
How many of you have ever even THOUGHT about your roof? Have you looked up there recently? Nope, probably not. But that's okay, because roofs are meant to be built and forgotten, for the most part. It doesn't help that for most of us, the vertically challenged types, we can't see it anyway! :)

But seriously, roofing materials and styles have come a long way. I have never seen such an elaborate display of roofing material choices. When you look at all those colors, it seems like it would just be harder to make a decision. I know some people who would say "Hey, just give me the one color and style to choose from, and I can make a decision!"

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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Ice In Cooler? Ladder Secured? Mirrors Checked?

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

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Clearwater, Florida: Ice In Cooler? Ladder Secured? Mirrors Checked?
Best Practices in action! Were you here last Saturday? If you were, you probably saw the sign with all the reminders. This is one of the trucks that sign was posted for.

I think, when you are heading out on the highway with several tons of roofing tiles on your truck, it might be easy to forget the little things. Like securing the ladder, filling the cooler with ice, and checking your mirrors. I'm guessing they forget their ladders more often than they forget to secure the load, since securing the load is #6 on the list, while the ladder is #1!

Don't get me wrong, I'd be happy to know that is the case. I would much rather see this giant truck driving down the highway in front of me without his ladder, than see his load of roofing materials falling off the truck in front of me!!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Beautiful, Tree-Lined US HWY 19?

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Clearwater, Florida: Beautiful, Tree-Lined US HWY 19?
What can I tell you... in the middle of an industrial area, just off US HWY 19, a beautiful lineup of palm trees. This oasis of green was wedged between the A/C contractor, the Club V volleyball courts, and the construction contractor that I have been posting about lately. It seemed so odd to see this splash of tropical green here.

Don't get me wrong. I like it, I really do. I think most places would be the better for having more green, whether it be grass, shrubs, or trees!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Clearwater, Florida: Signing Bonus Sign

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Clearwater, Florida: Signing Bonus Sign
Wow, it looks like it might be a good time to be an A/C and Appliance repair tech! Or more specifically, it looks like a good time to be a FULL LINE TECH! Whatever that is. Since I don't know what that is, I must not be it. Too bad, as I could use $1,000 just about any day of the week.

So, if you know any FULL LINE TECH's that live in Pinellas County or the Clearwater area, you might want to give them that phone number! Hey, full benefits from day one... that sounds like a good thing!
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!
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