St. Petersberg is a combination of resort town ambiance, commerce with big buildings and some funky art. It is the home of seven museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum housing the largest collection of Dali's art outside of Europe and the Chihuly glass collection. It is a place of endless sunshine and and sailboats.
As we drove from Panama City Beach to Panacea, FL. over yet another bridge we glanced down to see a most remarkable lake scene. There was no place to pull over, especially with two motor homes. So, we just chalked it up to a 'missed opportunity'. But, the next day we decided to drive back in our TOAD and took the photographs we really wanted.
There were several reasons to camp near Panama City Beach. One, of course, was the opportunity to photograph a beach known for its white sand and gorgeous ocean. The second was to give Tom a chance to meet up with friends he has treasured for decades that live in the area. While Tom shared stories with friends, Steve and I looked for some good items to photograph. I was not counting on just how crowded Panama City Beach would be. It is very much a popular tourist town!! Steve commented that it could just as well be Rocky Point!