Our Global Gallivants
We drove to St. Petersburg today. I wanted to see the Sunken Gardens and it was a nice day for it. The gardens started in 1903 when George Turner bought the property. It's a 4 acre site, so nothing like Busch Gardens in Victoria. There was a small lake on the property that was 10 feet below sea level. He drained it and used that area for the sunken garden. The city of St. Petersburg owns it now and it's maintained by volunteers. There were numerous displays of different kinds of ikebana interspersed throughout the grounds. I didn't know there were different types of Ikebana and would not have classified most of the displays as such. From there we went to St. Petersburg beach. There's plenty of free parking and close to the downtown area. It's a really nice space-the sand is nice and white and there is a pathway along the water. There were people rollerblading and cycling on the path. Some people were fishing in the water and others were paddle boarding and kayaking. It was another nice day. The car temp was reading 79 degrees! We cooked dinner at home and Dave made a pound cake mix!