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While taking a vacation/break in the Tampa Bay/Clear Water Beach area, I decided to make my way down to Anna Maria Island.  Now, I have been to quite a few beaches in my life (e.g. Bahamas, Pompano Beach, La Jolla, etc.) but I must say, this is probably the most gorgeous (and secluded) place I have ever visited.  The water was crystal clear blue, the weather was a gorgeous, humidity free 88F degrees and I had all the sun I could handle.  All I can say is this:  paradise.
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At the beginning of 2011 winter quarter, I decided to schedule a formal "break" from grad school.  So I came up with this really good idea to trade my compensation and staffing textbooks for a week of sun and fun in the Tampa Bay, FL, area with my girlfriend.  And if that isn't exciting enough, I decided to pick the week of my birthday to take that break! It's like a personal spring break ...