Sunday, May 28, 2006

Our First Day In Florida

Another beautiful day in Sarasota. It was about 90 degrees, sunny, and not as humid as everyone has warned. Casey slept all morning while I was on the phone with Comcast trying to get my internet connection going. (If you haven't guessed yet, it works now).

We got up and moving around noon. Uncle Kent took us to St. Armand's Circle ... it's the artsy part of the city. We ate lunch at Cha Cha Cocunuts and had Ice Cream at Scoop Daddy's. You'll never guess who we ran into ... Molly from the airplane! We thought that was a lot of fun, even though they were on their way to visit their great grandma and couldn't stay long.

We walked around for about an hour then decided to go to check out the gulf. After a quick stop at Target for beach toys (Kent refused to go to Wal-Mart) we were off to Lido Beach. It was considerably windier there, and putting up the sun-block tent was comedic for the people around us (not so much for Kent). But we did it! We hung out on the beach for a couple of hours. Kent read. Casey played & collected shells, and I fought off a sunburn with a gallon and a half of sunscreen (my dermatologist would be proud). It was pretty sea-weedy there, so swimming wasn't the best. We need to find a beach that we can call home for the rest of our stay here. I don't think Lido is going to be it.

We drove home and Kent gave Casey a golf cart driving lesson, after all, the 50 paces to the pool is too long to walk :) So after a couple of donuts in the street, they made it to the pool. Our day ended after ordering in Carrabas and chasing (what we think are) Cuban Tree Frogs around the neighborhood. (Good thing Casey didn't listen to her mom and catch one to taunt Kent with -- apparently they are poisonous.) I thought we only had sharks, alligators, and hurricanes to deal with here. Now we have poison frogs, too? No wonder people looked at me like I was crazy when I told them we were going to Florida for the summer!

One day down, 29 to go!

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