Sunwest Park Ninja & Today's Adventure to Hudson Florida

By Published On: June 9th, 2021

Sunwest Park and Our Adventure Around Hudson Florida

Published on 06/09/21: Recently, after leaving Weeki Wachee Springs State Park earlier than expected (capacity), we set out on a coastal adventure w/ Amy as our navigator. This was north of Tarpon Springs, off the beaten path. [Amy] “Go this way, down the dirt road. GPS says there’s a huge ninja adventure park this way”. [me] “What?? A ninja park here?”. Spoiler alert, it was Sunwest Park!

Through a blanket of dust, along a seemingly never-ending dirt road, we eventually found a huge adventure course on the water (Sunwest Park). Crazy. This 5 hr adventure included waterfront parks w/ boardwalks, small towns, smoothies, plus Colt made a new friend Emma. They netted tons of minnows, built a sand castle that wore a wig of seaweed and had a blast together. Cost of the adventure was gas + food. Bottom-line, head out and explore if you can. We’re surrounded by incredible destinations and really do #LiveWhereOthersVacation!

Your LovingStPete Sherpas

Before you follow us down a long dirt road, I should provide more background on your LovingStPete Sherpas. Our expense pie chart on Mint confirms we prioritize experiences over most all else. Outside of our house bills and fitness/tennis membership, our expenses are primarily Target, Goodwill, yard sales….and Kohl’s if we need to be fancy. Amy’s all over the BuyNothing groups on Facebook, so those items don’t even register. Per Mint, we roll those savings into adventures/experiences (ie Colt’s 6 passport stamps), possibly explaining why we’re on year three without dining chairs. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Amy and I were drawn to each other for many reasons, though our first vacation solidified our priorities above. Despite spending many hours to find the perfect hotel, to this day, it’s not the amenities we remember most. It’s the $90 we paid a taxi driver to drive us around on a 6 hr, self-made, adventure in our bathing suits. With only snorkel gear, cash, sunblock & towels, we asked the driver to focus on the coastline. After-all, the island touted “365 beaches, one for every day of the year”. This $90 excursion was filled with unique places, interesting people, great food & drink, plus incredible scenery. The return on investment easily surpassed any return Buffett could generate for us.

We look forward to bringing you many more local activities & destinations as we explore our beautiful area! (Note, while the location at top of post is Sunwest Park, the photos are from various stops, noted in the 📸 captions)

Sunwest Park

Google Reviews: 2929 reviews with a 4.5/5 average

Address: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL

Phone: 727-569-6472

Website: SunWest Park – A Pasco County Park Featuring Waterfront Recreation

I’m a St Petersburg and Tampa Bay Realtor, with over 25K people following my LovingStPete Guide on social media! You’ll receive up to $10K at closing when you use my LovingStPete Team to buy or sell a property! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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