Friday, June 3, 2011

Exploring Dunedin

One of the fun things about living in Tampa is being so close to several towns. I've never been to Dunedin before so I wanted to venture there to check out the quaint shops and eateries.

Dunedin Marina

Dunedin reflects the rich American and Scottish heritage of its founding fathers. This charming village like town has the distinction of being the oldest town south of Cedar Key. Early in its history, thanks to a dock built to accommodate schooners and sloops and the ingenuity of pioneers from as near as Georgia and as far as Scotland, Dunedin became one of Florida's chief seaport and trading centers. At one time Dunedin had the largest fleet of sailing vessels in Florida. Early settlers were primarily cotton and citrus growers, and it is hard to envision that most of what is now downtown was once a big cotton field.
- Dunedin Chamber of Commerce

Saturday Outdoor Market



Trying on funny glasses


Retro Magnets




There were many furniture shops that were very cute. My style isn't country or traditional so it was fun eyecandy for someone else's house. I have a feeling my mom is going to love these stores when she visits me end of summer.

I've been making more of an effort to explore what my area has to offer recently because I realize there is SO much offered. I look forward to learning more about Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg (+ surrounding areas) so when friends and family visit, I'll be a better host.

Next on my list is exploring St. Petersburg. I've only seen it in passing on my way to Miami but I know there is SO much to see and do there too! I hope the weather becomes milder so I feel more inclined to leave my cool apartment.



14 comments:

  1. I love the butterfly and lip glasses. I need to get out and do some exploring myself.

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  2. Great photos! I think I'd love an area like that!
    Sarah @ Thinfluenced

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  3. I love those fun glasses! Looks like a fun little trip :)

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  4. In March, after 1 year and 9 months, my husband and I moved away from Tampa. I'm glad that you enjoy it. We didn't, and we missed out on a whole lot, I think! I love seeing your photos from there!

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  5. What a lovely looking market! I adore looking around places like that :)

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  6. I need the butterfly glasses and amazing pictures!

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  7. I am so jealous of your Tampa living Grace! I want the sunshine and seaside and lovely little shops! :)

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  8. Cuute town! Happy exploring!

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  9. I am a huge farmer's market fan...I wish there were more by my house :)

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  10. The butterfly glasses. Please tell me you bought them. They look good on you. haha!

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  11. Oh wow...what a fun post. LOVE the photos, especially the one with the butterfly glasses!!! Have a great day, thanks so much for sharing the shots.

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  12. I loved your photos and it seemed like you found a perfect way to spend the day. Those glasses were a lot of fun. I hope today will be another great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Ive never heard of this town...how fun to explore! :)

    love the sunglasses...you make um all look spectacular! lol

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  14. I love the photos, especially you trying on all the fun glasses.

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