|We started south at Madeira Beach and drove all along the shoreline, crossing a few bridges and coming back past Clearwater Beach before heading inland.|
|Some of the many condos and hotels along Gulf Blvd. To the left is the Gulf side. To the right is the intercoastal side.|
|Crossing Sand Key bridge approaching Clearwater Beach.|
|Hard to read the sign but it says, VOTED USA TODAY 2013 BEST BEACH and CLEARWATER BEACH.|
|In the last few years they really did a lot of improvements and freshened the place up. It was kinda old and dingy and outdated before and now it looks really nice.|
|That's Pier 60 stretching out into the water. There are some little booths and stuff along it in addition to fishing.|
|Crossing over the intercoastal bridge back to the mainland part of Clearwater.|
As we were on the drive, my sister pointed out that Philadelphia Phillies player, Ryan Howard (apparently a first basemen and MVP) is building a home right on Gulf Blvd on the Gulf of beach side of the road. It's on two lots and is costing something like $23 million dollars (give or take depending on what article you read) she pointed it out. It's MASSIVE and it's not even done yet.
I found this article detailing specifics on the 34,000 square foot home. I don't follow baseball so I didn't know the guy but holy cow the place is insane just from the outside driving past.
|The arrow is pointing to PART of it. It takes up two lots.|
|Another shot as we drove past but still this is only PART of how massive it is!|