Yes, this is my view every morning when I wake up right now. This is only a hop, skip & a jump from my bedroom.
The sunrise is beautiful isn't it? The sun reflecting off the water & the beautiful pink.
We arrived late Friday night. Our friends' had drinks & snacks ready for us when we got here.
Saturday it was a gorgeous morning & I immediately hit the beach looking for some sea treasures. I found a few shark eyes - never found those before and then I heard a whistle. Dream Boy was pointing out to the water & it didn't take long for me to spot the dolphins! There were 2 of them "fishing" out just past the sand bar. I walked along with them for a little bit & then saw the pelicans lined up on the breaker wall. So I immediately ran back to get my camera.
I got an awesome shot of the pelicans & a surprise surfacing of the dolphin right off the end of the break wall - see here.
And then I got real close to this guy who started to primp & preen a little for me...
What a wonderful excursion.
I headed back to our condo where my friend & I sat out by the pool for about an hour & a half waiting for our boys' to come back from their bike ride. Upon their arrival, they brought us lunch poolside.
We quickly changed & then headed into downtown Sarasota for the Fine Arts Fair. But during our short drive, the cold front made it's way into town. No lie, the temp dropped about 20 degrees & for Florida, the low 60s is cold. We all had to laugh because the locals were all bundled up in winter coats, scarves & boots while we walked around in light weight jackets & capris & shorts.
After some shopping at Whole Foods and then wandering the many, many booths & finding much inspiration in some of the photography booths we headed back to our shoreline. The winds picked up tremendously & were blowing at about 30-35 mph, & the boys had a wicked time trying to grill our burgers, but alas, they succeeded & we were able to dine.
A dip in the hot tub later that night meant for some wonderful, deep sleep which was also helped along by listening to the waves crash ashore outside out door.
Sunday morning found us in church and then off to the main land as it wasn't supposed to get out of the 50s & the winds made it too cold to sit on the beach. We spent the afternoon shopping at the local outlet mall & then headed over the parents of our friends for dinner.
What a delightful time we spent with them. They are the sweetest people & have always been so welcoming to me & Dream Boy.
We headed back to our condo with happy bellies & mellow minds (wine with dinner will do that to ya) and not long after arriving "home" we headed back to the hot tub for another dip.
Gotta love this life! The temps are warming up today so it will definitely be filled with reading either on the beach or poolside. I might be able to fit a little nap in there too & a stroll along the beach.
It's a very rough way to spend my vacation, but I'll survive - I'm sure!
Thanks for stopping by for coffee...........I'll be back soon!