Ep. 282: Lower Tampa Bay | Florda RV travel camping Anna Maria St. Petersburg Hurricane Ian

Avatar admin | November 23, 2022

Back when we lived in Anna Maria, Florida some 20 years ago, our RV had a keel instead of wheels. This is "old home" week for Grand Adventure as we stay at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton to revisit many of our favorite spots surrounding Lower Tampa Bay, including Anna Maria Island, St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, the Sunshine Skyway, Fort De Soto Park, Pass-a-Grille, John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, and downtown St. Petersburg to see what's changed, and what's stayed the same. While here, we'll also bring you along as work calls us to tour some of Hurricane Ian's worst damage on Pine Island and Matlacha, Florida.

Filmed: October 23-30, 2022


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:08 Anna Maria Island
  • 6:11 Sarasota
  • 7:10 Horseshoe Cove RV Resort
  • 10:44 Sunshine Skyway
  • 11:28 Fort De Soto Park
  • 14:22 Pass-a-Grille
  • 16:05 John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
  • 18:50 St. Petersburg
  • 20:04 Hurricane Ian damage - Matlacha & Pine Island
  • 23:32 Wrap-up and what's next



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