Saturday, March 20, 2010

Final Siesta Key Post

It's Monday and I'm back home. This is the last batch of pictures from our vacation.

Lon and Jared went fishing on the city of Venice fishing pier. They both caught some small sharks and Jared caught a sting ray. I don't have pictures since I wasn't there with my camera but hopefully I can post the photos they took with their cameras sometime soon. They had a great time.

On Saturday, things started heating up on the beach. We had are warmest day with temperatures reaching 73 with no wind. It was perfect for our walk to the public beach just a short stroll from the condo.

*********************A bike will get you from one end of the beach to the other in a hurry, that is, if you're in a hurry.

When the temperature rose, the geckos came out to play.


Can you catch sight of the one to the left? They blend in to the background extremely well.






*********************The boat pulling the parasailers lowers the riders so they can dip their feet in the water and then takes them to the heights again.



I love to watch the sailboats dotting the waters.








********************These waters are great for good sized boats like this.





*******************These sand dunes are beyond the public beach.















*********************Here's living proof that birds of a feather flock together.




















Nothings beats playing in the sand on the beach.





The public beach and parking is free.















I talked Lon into posing for a picture. He doesn't like to flaunt his fine physique.





The public beach has much to offer. Assorted stands and shops offer a variety of foods, beach wear and toys, tattoos and hair wraps.























































































































This walk leads from the beach to the shops and parking lot.
























************************You can rent these wheelchairs that roll easily in the sand.








































****************************The lifeguards have these handy.


















Each door on these lifeguard stands has a scene painted on the inside.





























































































































































*********************Saturday was a windfree day, perfect for beach umbrellas. I never had seen so many colorful umbrellas before.

















































































What they don't think of! Chairs with their own awnings, what next?





































































































































































































Beach volleyball is big at the public beach. Some weekends tournaments are held here.





































































Is she cute or what!!!! There were so many cute kids but I felt I was invading the privacy of families so I hesitated to take many pictures.




















********************Kayaking is a blast.















********************Oh yes, there are lots of shells.














*****************************Creativity abounds.
















*******************Strollers of every imaginable style and size carry children everywhere.














*********************Sports cars are all sorts of luxury cars are everywhere. This one just happened to be in the parking lot at the condo.












Thanks for sticking with me as I posted my vacation here. I hope I brought you some relaxation and fun.

5 comments:

Lia said...

Welcome back home Shaddy,

Thanks for taking us all on holiday with you. The sun is out here at the moment but there is no heat in it, so sharing your beach trips has warmed me up on end.
Those umbrellas are glorious, I love the flower shaped ones. But those wheel chairs are amazing, I have never seen any like that. How wonderful that someone thought those up so that disabled people can enjoy the beach, I think that has to be one of the nicest ideas I have seen in a long while.

AND; look at you in a bathing suit, wow. You look fabulous. You really are an inspiration to me Shaddy, so much so that I re-joined the gym and am in the pool. It's only been just over a week, but it's a start and I hope to look as good as you do in the next few months.
Seriously thinking of the apple cider thing as well, I have been reading more about it and seeing you in your bathing suit is making me think you have a point.

I'm glad you had a lovely time.
Much love
Lia
xx

Ps Lon.....you lucky lady!!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So glad you had some FUN in the sun Shaddy!
Thanks for all the visual delights...I feel like building a sand castle now~
xo

Rob said...

What a great vacation! I've read this from afar and often felt like I was traveling along with u all (and not to be a gate crasher but I sometimes even wished I was there for the fun - ha). Welcome home and thanks for taking us all on vacation with you!

Parrot Writes said...

Thank you for taking me with you on vacation last week! It was wonderful feeling the sand between my toes and gazing at all of the beautiful scenery. And the shopping - OMG!
I'll be ready for next year too!

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