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The two RV Gypsies
St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach, Florida
and Karen's cousin
June 23, 2014

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Penny Mutter and Karen Duquette - cousins

Below: The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a bridge spanning Tampa Bay, Florida, with a cable-stayed main span, and a total length of 21,877 feet (4.1 miles). It connects St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters. Construction of the current bridge began in 1982, and the completed bridge was dedicated on February 7, 1987. The new bridge cost $244 million to build, and was opened to traffic on April 20, 1987. It replaced an older bridge constructed in 1954 and partly destroyed in a collision in 1980.

It is constructed of steel and concrete. Steel cables clad in 84 9-inch steel tubes (42 per pylon) along the center line of the bridge support the main span.

The Travel Channel rated the Sunshine Skyway #3 in its special on the "Top 10 Bridges" in the World. The bridge is considered the "flag bridge" of Florida.

sign: Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge

As the two RV Gypsies drove their RV over the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the below photo was taken through the window of a moving RV. The dark marks seen in the water are schools of fish. The white speck is a boat.

schools of fish seen off The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The two RV Gypsies parked their RV at St. Petersburg KOA in Madeira Beach, Florida. Although they were not actually in the campground very long, they did take a few photos. As usual, most of their time in the area was spent sight-seeing, not in the campground.

St. Petersburg KOA
the RV of the two RV Gypsies
St. Petersburg KOA
St. Petersburg KOA
 

This is a painting on a KOA RV. It looked dimensional and at first glance, the man in the painting looked like a real person.

Lee Duquette on a dock at St. Petersburg KOA
a painting on a KOA RV.

The hot tub which was beside a large pool.

The hot tub
 

The two RV Gypsies enjoyed John's Pass in Madeira Beach, Florida for a second time.

sign: John's Pass in Madeira Beach, Florida
boat and bird
pelican
pelican
pelican flying
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Florida - 2014
You may visit these ten (10) FL sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Alabama below.

Broward County holiday fun with friends and family

canoe trip at Jonathan Dickerson State Park, Hobe Sound

Florida Keys (2 pages)

boating at Everglades NP - with family on Fathers Day

Englewood (on the west coast)

St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach - John's Pass

DeLand and friends

Wekiwa Springs State Park, Wekiva River, alligators/turtles

Wauchula & Kayaking the Peace River plus two state parks

Wakulla Springs State Park: boat tour, alligators, & manatees

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continue on the the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all of the above, please continue on to The Big Peach, plus Cross Garden - Hell's Warning Label in Alabama