Blog Posts - South Pinellas



Lean In

Recently, I read an yet another parenting article where the author gave great practical doable advice about reducing your daily parenting stress and keeping up with the daily things like making dinner, getting the kids dressed and doing one daily cho...
by Spiritualmaya on Mar 17, 2015

Spring Break Bucket List

One the greatest blessings at teaching at my independent school is the glorious two weeks of Spring Break that we have at the end of every March. Here is my Spring Break Bucket List this year.We are headed to Orlando for 4 days with Abuelos and littl...
by Spiritualmaya on Mar 16, 2015

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

As a child this place was home to a lot of my memories. This is where I remember going on library field trips. This is where I pet my first snake and saw my first bee hive. I was not the kid that chased frogs in the mud, but I thought they were cool...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 14, 2014

And We are DONE!

April 11 marked the one year anniversary of our Park Quest. After reading some inspirational outdoor articles, we decided to venture to visit as many parks in the area as possible, the first goal was 50 between April and August. This goal quickly inv...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 14, 2014

Northeast St. Pete Parks: A Hidden Gem

On the Eastside of town, East of Fourth street down 62nd avenue north there are two parks seemingly on opposites of the road, both of which have a unique role for the neighborhood. However, the Northeast Park really could either be enveloped by Mangr...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 7, 2014

Fossil Park

Fossil Park is really close to our house. I decided that the closer parks should be left until the end of our quest just because it would be easier to pop by them, so Fossil is about 2 miles from my house at the most. It is likely the most active par...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 3, 2014

Lake Seminole Park

We found it. The greatest park ever. The other night we went to Lake Seminole Park which is just down the street from us. What I mean by down the street it is located 9 miles from my house on Park Boulevard. We arrived in the early evening. As we tra...
by Spiritualmaya on Mar 12, 2014

Rio Vista Park

Our dear friends were lucky enough to move into a new home with a park right next to it and behind it. We often call their country house in the city. It is peaceful and quiet and lovely. I imagined that the because of the  oddity of where the sp...
by Spiritualmaya on Mar 12, 2014

Woodlawn Park

My deepest apologies to the rest of America because the weather here has been divine. Probably even better than that. We decided to go out to dinner last night at the St. Pete classic The Chattaway for some burgers. They have a nice courtyard that is...
by Spiritualmaya on Feb 26, 2014

Philippe Park

On the latest park adventure we headed to Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. When we first arrived I was admittedly underwhelmed. I thought it was going to be much like Veteran's Park in St. Pete which in my humble opinion is fine woodsy area with picni...
by Spiritualmaya on Feb 19, 2014

Safety Harbor City Park

Technically for me growing up in South St. Petersburg with parents who worked in Safety Harbor this park would squarely be considered to be far north but now that isn't that far I can say that it is actually right in the middle of the county.This par...
by Spiritualmaya on Feb 18, 2014

North Shore Park or Flora Wylie

The weather has been amazing, breezy, cool, and sunny. On Sunday evening we took advantage of the beauty that surrounds us and went  to North Shore Park. We picked up some dinner and had a picnic by the Bay. This stretch of  St. Petersburg...
by Spiritualmaya on Oct 29, 2013

North Shore Park

The weather has been amazing, breezy, cool, and sunny. On Sunday evening we took advantage of the beauty that surrounds us and went  to North Shore Park. We picked up some dinner and had a picnic by the Bay. This stretch of  St. Petersburg...
by Spiritualmaya on Oct 29, 2013

Sparkle Lake and England Brothers Parks

We have been remarkably busy, but we have been able to squeeze a couple more parks. It is a tough time of year for going to parks because the heat is on! If Glen Frey would have only known how much he would resonate with Floridians he may have writte...
by Spiritualmaya on Jun 18, 2013

Bay Vista Park

When I was a kid my parents used to take me to this Bay Vista Park. This is where I learned how to ride a bike, roller skate and swing as high as I could to try to touch the clouds. As a teenager, my friends and I would hang out there with our boyfri...
by Spiritualmaya on May 31, 2013

Albert Whitted Airport Playground

God has blessed our patch of Florida with what can only be described at unprecedented exceptional weather. It has been sunny and warm during the day and down right pleasant some, being me, may even say charming in the evening. In our attempt to conti...
by Spiritualmaya on May 16, 2013

Meadowlawn Park

As often as possible we try to go do something in the evenings with the girls. Yesterday we were all packed up and ready to roll when we realized that the Abuelos had accidently left with Vivian's car seat. Feeling stuck, I quickly looked at Google m...
by Spiritualmaya on May 7, 2013

Straub Park

Straub Park split by North and South by 2 Avenue North. The South Park tends to have a little less activity, however it does have quite a bit of modern art and some classic statues. It also has a nice sidewalk area that cuts straight through the midd...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 29, 2013

Weedon Island Preserve

Last Friday, we we took a brief hike through one of the trials of Weedon Island.As a nature preserve there is very little development. There is a parking lot, a cultural history center that has a couple things on display on the first floor but i...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 23, 2013

Earl R. Maize Park in Feather Sound

A great little park tucked at the north end of Pinellas county by the Howard Franklin in the neighborhood of Feather Sound, Earl R. Maize Recreation Area, is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. One of the best features is that the play area is f...
by Spiritualmaya on Apr 18, 2013


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