Up To My Ears In

St. Petersburg, Florida is a fantastic place to visit in the winter. The only problem is that sometimes demand for hotels outstrips supply. When that happens, I’ll seek accommodations a little farther out.

The last time I was there, I ended up in a completely unfamiliar part of town at a Hilton.

When I arrived at the hotel, the local time was rather late but my body clock wasn’t close to being ready to call it a day. I decided to go for a late-night walk and take in the warm air.

The hotel’s property had great walking paths but very little light. After about an hour on foot listening to an exceptionally boring audiobook, I was ready for bed.

The next morning I had a few hours of idle time before my hired gig so I repeated my sojourn, this time with a cup of coffee and some sunglasses.

As I retraced my steps in the daylight, I saw a half dozen of these gator warnings that I obviously missed during my night wanderings.

All of a sudden I wondered if some of the strange sounds from the night before were real or imagined.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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