Throwback Adventure – Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

Shadow, Buster, and I had numerous trips to Bayshore Boulevard back in our days residing in Tampa.  These particular photographs were taken in August 2012.  Bayshore Boulvard is a waterfront road just south of the downtown section of Tampa.  Bayshore Boulevard has an almost five mile side walk that is popular for biking, runners, and walkers.

We had scenic Adventures to Bayshore Boulevard back in our days living in Tampa.  Bayshore Boulevard is framed by a white concrete fence on one side, and gigantic, landscaped mansions on the opposite.  It is a pretty location that provides beautiful views across the bay.  We loved our walks along the coast, it was gorgeous and the perfect location for a long walk.  There was grassy areas in between the side walk and road enabling moments for resting in the Florida heat.  I believe this particular visit was our last time visiting the area as we were preparing for relocating back to Massachusetts.  Definitely a special place to get some exercise in the Bay area.  I sure do miss those Palm Trees.  Hopefully I can someday bring Wilma on this gorgeous walk (Rating:  4).

Throwback Adventure – Lettuce Lake Park – Florida

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to Lettuce Lake Park when we resided in Florida.  Lettuce Lake is a 240 acre county Park in Tampa, Florida.  The amenities include a 1.25 walking loop, boardwalk, playgrounds, and picnic areas.  The Park contains the Hillsborough River and offers canoe and kayak rentals.  There is a $2 fee to enter the Park.

We had numerous Adventures to Lettuce Lake Park.  Just the thought of the Park brings back many fond memories as we often frequented the area.  This was actually the first place that we took Buster for a walk, when he was just small puppy.  Buster had no interest in walking on a leash, and preferred laying down and greeting guests.  It makes me smile just thinking about it.  Often we had friends join us, and also made friends with fellow dog walkers.  I even recall one particular visit where I was quite excited to wear my Patriots’ sweatshirt, as the cooler weather occurred quite infrequently.  Simple, but pleasant memories.  It was difficult to locate pictures but these three provide a quick snapshot of this special location.  Hope to visit again in the future (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).