March hike at Little Manatee River State Park

We had a beautiful day for a hike at Little Manatee River State Park. Although planned a couple of weeks ahead of time, the weather could not have turned out better as we had a cold front come through.  It was a 6.5 mile hike, part of it along the river.  We saved the beautiful river view for last.

With the nice weather, we met a few hikers along the way, of all ages and some families brought their dogs along for a hike.

We saw some people trying to paddle canoes and kayaks in the river.  The water was a bit low in places so it looked a little challenging for them.

Looking forward to our next adventure!

February Monthly Dinner: Dockside Daves

We had a big turnout for the monthly dinner at Dockside Daves in Madeira Beach.  It’s popular with our group!

Of course we started out with some onion rings.  A few of us had grouper while others dined on clams or scallops.

We will probably dine on seafood again next month. We are fortunate to have so many seafood places to dine at in this area.

First meeting of 2018

Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday, February 21. Social time will start at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s, located at 9501 US Highway 19 North in Pinellas Park.

The speaker will be Captain Dave Markett. He will start speaking promptly at 7:00 p.m. He has been a fishing guide in this area for many years.  Some of his favorite fish to target are redfish, snook, trout and at Boca Grande, tarpon.  You can read his bio on his website here:

If you like to fish, this is a chance to ask questions from an experienced fishing guide familiar with the Tampa Bay fishing waters.

We will also discuss upcoming trips.

See you there!

January Monthly Dinner

We had a great turnout for the first monthly dinner of the year.  We enjoyed Mexican food at Senor Taco in Pinellas Park.  The late arrivals had to park down the street.  After consuming many chips,  the traditional Mexican restaurant appetizer, the table grew quiet as the meals arrived.  We had a variety of the menu items on the table from enchiladas to tacos to quesadillas and more.  It was nice to catch up with everyone after the holidays.  We are looking forward to the next dinner.