November 1, 2005

Remembering Clearwater

Clearwater Beach Hotel

A little over a year ago, SB, took me to his favorite beach hideway. A wonderful, classic hotel, on the beach in Clearwater, Florida. He had visited many times as a guest of one of the employees. She was the mother of a childhood friend of his and always gave him a family rate.

Our stay at The Clearwater Beach Hotel, was by far, the best part of an otherwise difficult vacation. Shortly after we returned to Wisconsin, SB heard that his friend’s mother had been laid-off from her hotel job of ten plus years, along with the rest of the staff.

Last month we learned that the next incarnation of the hotel was underway. Now called the Sandpearl Resort, they are in the process of demolishing the hotel and building a giant new resort complex.

We took many beautiful photos of Clearwater Beach and the hotel. We thought it would be nice to frame three of the best and hang them in our new home, as a way of remembering a lovely place. You can find all our photos in my Clearwater photo directory. If you have opinions on your favorites, let me know.


  1. I stayed with my family in Clearwater the few times we went to Floria…although I do not know the hotel itself, I can picture it. What a lovely beach. good memories. I loved all your photos.

    Comment by Lnet — November 3, 2005 @ 10:07 pm

  2. I loved looking at your photos again after a year. They all show such a great atmospheric quality and will be nice to hang in your home. I must say, though, that its difficult to look at them for too long on a day like today in Madison… only 15 degrees with a wind chill around zero. Hopefully you had more pleasant weather in London and I’m sure you’re looking forward to your first winter away from Wisconsin.

    Comment by Arielle — November 17, 2005 @ 10:33 pm

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