Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hyde Park


Last week while I was in Tampa for the Outback Bowl I found a wonderful historic neighborhood...Hyde Park...needless to say I fell in LOVE with it! It's located on the bay in South Tampa... the streets are lined with HUGE old oaks trees drooping with spanish moss and gorgeous palm trees. I really loved looking at all the different types of palm trees and tropical plants...tropical plants and HUGE old oaks drooping with spanish moss...it was screaming OLD FLORIDA! The homes were all soooo unique in style and size...I was truly in HEAVEN! I told the hubs that I had found the neighborhood of my dreams...I was ready to move right in! The area had "Father of the Bride" written all over it...I LOVE that movie and the HOUSE in it...the movie could have been filmed right here in HYDE PARK. We drove around for a couple of hours looking during the day and then came back at night to see how it looked with all the Christmas lights...boy I'm sure glad we did...it was BEAUTIFUL!!! My pics are not the best...I think I was way to busy taking it all in and soaking up the beauty...believe me it looks sooooo much better than my pics show. There was a quaint little shopping area that we went to...did some shopping and had our NEW YEARS EVE lunch at a wonderful upscale restaurant...I will do another post on this area next. Take a look for yourself...I don't think you will be disappointed.




























16 comments:

alice said...

Oh my Linda,
I would have been in heaven too! I think your pics are grand. We were looking just like we were there!!!!! Thanks for the tour.
smiles, alice

Donna said...

Linda,
The pics are gorgeous! I can't believe how green the grass is and the flowers are blooming! Oh how I wish for spring! I would live in any of those houses if they would let me!
Blessings,
Donna

Love the Decor! said...

I'm with you... when do we move in? !

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful area, Karen. Love all those palms and the Spanish moss!

xoxo
Jane

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

How gorgeous!! We were in Tampa many years ago for the Super Bowl and it was so pretty there. Glad you had a wonderful trip. Love & blessings from NC!

Claudia said...

Beautiful! My sister lives in the Tampa area - I'll have to ask her about that neighborhood. I can see why you want to move right in!

xo
Claudia

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous neighborhood! Looks like heaven! What a fun trip.
best wishes,
Linda

Brenda said...

Pretty homes. I would love to stroll through there. Looks as though you really got to do a lot on your trip.

The Lone Star Queen said...

It looks warm there! Sure wish I were there...

sissie said...

What a lovely place to visit and the homes are gorgeous.

Love it!

Rettabug said...

When we lived in FL, I remember doing the same streets as you did....and taking some of the same pictures, too!! LOL
I know you guys are freezing down there. I just talked with have my old neighborhood in Venice, FL & they are suffering with it.
We're hoping to get down there for the month of Feb. (if DH's cardiologist okays it). I hope it has warmed up by then!!!!

I could have sworn I was one of your folowers, Linda but my face wasn't showing up so I re-clicked to follow you again. ♥ your blog!

fondly,
Rett

Rettabug said...

ooops...that is supposed to say "half" my old neighborhood. *sigh* I wish we could edit our comments!

Shelia said...

Beautiful pics, lovely charm...shelia

marmielu said...

Last year when my sil picked my up at the Tampa airport, he drove around the bay. I was just looking and looking at all the beautiful houses. I don't know if I saw the same section, but what I did see was impressive. I love those tree lined streets you showed us.
Mary Lou

Room to Inspire said...

Wow what beautiful photos. Okay twist my arm - I could move here!

Chelsea

Kim said...

It is beautiful, isn't it. It's fun to see it through a visitor's eyes.

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