Fort Desoto – Clearwater Beach – Florida

April 2010 – Camping at Fort Desoto State Park in Florida. Campground is near enough to Clearwater Beach to be the perfect spot for attending the Connections Convention / Conference at the Hilton again this year.

We got a great camp site. Not far from the waters edge and a very short walk to watch the sunset over the water. Across from the bath house. Considering we just showed up with no reservations, we did very good.
 camping at Fort Desoto camping at Fort Desoto - night

The raccoons come out in packs right before sunset to search each campsite and can be quite intimidating. You have to make sure to have all food packed up well before sunset and have some spot lights ready.

Picnic at Fort Desoto Feeding wildlife at Fort Desoto

Tom and Chris joined us for a few days and celebrated Mark’s birthday with us in Florida. Pic of Tom cooking a Hobo Pie on the open fire (had to rent the fire ring / bucket).
Hobo Pies at Fort Desoto North Beach

Sailing in the Gulf of Mexico in our inflatable sailboat! We had a lot of fun out in the boat today.

Sailing in the Gulf of Mexico Sailing at Fort Desoto

Swimming in the Gulf – Tom’s first dip in salt water.
Toms first swim in salt water

Touring the Fort
Fort Desoto Fort Desoto

Pier 14 in Clearwater Beach at sunset
Pier 14 - Clearwater Beach FL Fort Desoto

Heading south towards the Keys next. Hope to see you there!

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