Clearwater Parking Meters
Like some of the larger cities in the US, the parking meters in the city of Clearwater are equipped for the good old fashion coin or a city parking card. Luckily, the cost is not that great to park, with most of the meters I saw only costing $.25 per hour. The limit for a spot is 10 hours, which means a maximum of $2.50 a day. The hours of the meters are 8am to 6pm, so if you are out for an evening, you are fine to park on the street.
You can pre-purchase these parking cards in $10 increments at:
Park & Go cards available at:
City of Clearwater Municipal Services Building
100 S. Myrtle Ave., Suite 220
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 562-4892 (Parking Hotline)
steak & seafood
the island way grill is a very good restaurant located off of the US 60 causeway between clearwater and clearwater beach. this excellent restaurant specializes in prime steaks and seafood with an asian accent. one of the better restaurants in the clearwater area. moderately priced.
A quick stop in Clearwater
"Just a quick Business trip"
There will not be too much information related to Clearwater coming for this particular page. I was supposed to spend very little time in the Clearwater area, as I was just here for one night, and then back off. In addition, I was supposed to attend Game 6 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Philadelphia Phillies, but unfortunately Bud Selig and the weather prevented that from happening. So here we are, sitting in Clearwater for the evening, and I will tell you my story.
Christmas Visit 2002
This was my eighth or ninth trip to Florida, and as such, it's become pretty routine. The weather was colder than expected, but still a damn sight warmer than the Northeast. I had a stopover in Chicago on my way down, just in time to catch the beginning of the blizzard that engulfed that city. Made a nice transition, let me tell you.
Once down, my father and I got down to the business of Christmas. My dad bought a fake tree this year, since he hates wasting the money on a real one. At least he got a decent one; I think we did a nice job on it.
"Friends and Relatives"
After that, we stocked up on the food and wine. Some of my dad's friends run a tennis club back in Germany, where they make gourmet food year round. I have to say, if they feed the people this well all year round, it makes a powerful argument to move to Europe.
Dinner on Christmas Eve consisted of several courses of small gourmet dishes: chicken, fish, pasta, all glazed or accompanied by tasty garnishes. Now I know how the rich people eat.
"Back to the Grind"
After a week of celebrating the season and reacquainting myself with old friends, the time came to pack up and return to the Northeast. Again I managed to narrowly miss a storm system in the Midwest, although I had an unexpectedly extended stopover in Chicago until they could find a plane to make the trip - the backlog from earlier in the day had caused the diversion of later flights. I waited in O'Hare for nine hours until a plane could be prepared and deiced, and a replacement crew found. That was the bumpiest ride yet, with the plane dropping ten thousand feet while I was in the can! Not the place you want to be when your life flashes before your eyes, let me tell you!
Anyway, all was well, and I arrived with time to spare. That turned out to be a good thing, what with all the snow that had to be removed. Ah well, there's always a next time...