Monday, August 11, 2014

Aloha to Florida - Oldsmar's Fishing Pier


We took an evening stroll through Oldsmar.  From the Oldsmar Library website (link),

The City of Oldsmar sits on the Eastern edge of Pinellas County at the Northern end of Tampa Bay. A charming town with lovely oaks and beautifully planted medians, it is like a breath of fresh air in the midst of Pinellas County, the most densely populated county in the State of Florida.



There were only a handful of settlers in the area in 1913 when Ransom Eli Olds decided to purchase 37,541 acres on the northern tip of Tampa Bay from Richard Peters in what is the present day Oldsmar. At the age of 52, the inventor of the Oldsmobile and REO cars embarked on a grand undertaking, turning the untamed land in northern Tampa Bay into a bustling community.


We walked onto the pier for the sunset that hid behind the clouds.


We met these happy Boston terriers on the pier.


Oldsmar salutes its veterans who defended this way of life.


Oldsmar salutes its veterans who defend this way of life.  Do you have a pier near you?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 16, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 17.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


7 comments:

  1. Not here great pics
    Kimh

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  2. We do have some piers nearby but not as nice as this.

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  3. Yes, we actually have several piers here. My favorite is the one in Oceanside because there is a nice Ruby's Restaurant at the end of it. They have fabulous chocolate turtle shakes.

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  4. No, but 3 converging rivers lol.

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