Monday, August 16, 2010

Sarasota

Mr. Man's new alligator outfit

Our hotel room

And again :)

I heart this sink!

Lido Beach


St. Armand's Circle (shopping)

Meditation garden







Longboat Key

dinner on Siesta Key


Our hotel

hotel

yep, hotel :)

we LOVED our hotel! LOL

hotel lobby

Anna Maria Island

Ringling mansion

Banyan trees

Ringling mansion

and again

and again

Ringling back patio!!!!!

super sweet house!

I could live here!

And right on the bay!

Ringling museum

happy we are home :)
We had an awesome trip to Sarasota.  We got in Friday night and went down to the bar where Sean had a sangria and I had a mocktail.  :)  Saturday, we had b-fast at the hotel and then toured all the beaches, did some shopping in St. Armand's Circle and ate lunch in an Amish Village.  The place was called Yoder's and it was absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!  I could eat there everyday!  It was even featured on Travel Channel's Man V Food!  We went to their Amish gift shop and produce stand afterward and ended the day eating on the bay at Siesta Key at a place called Turtles.  Sunday we drove to Anna Maria Island and then went to the Ringling Museum............ as in the guy who started the circus.  What a place!  The mansion was built in 1931 and it still had all the original furniture and it was HUGE and gorgeous!  There was a museum there that Mr. Ringling had also built that housed all of the artwork he collected.  This place was HUGE too and we only got through one wing!  There was also a 3800 feet long replica of circus life, which was amazing!  I couldn't even take any pics of it.....did it no justice!  The guy spent 50 years working on this model and he is still not finished!  There were also gardens to walk through and and we ate at a nice restaurant there and there was a rose garden with roses from the 1930's or so that were planted by Mr. Ringling's wife.  It was really cool!  We drove home after that, super excited to see Mr. Mans.  This was out first time ever leaving him.  Adrienne (my BF) watched him at our house for the weekend and he did awesome for her and they really enjoyed their time together.  She took him to Red Lobster, the beach and the spray park.  He had a blast.......and so did she!  What a great weekend!

2 comments:

~ Noelle said...

wow!
great pics...
what hotel is that?
I WANT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hettie Brewner said...

It was a Holiday Inn in Sarasota near the airport. It was really nice! Did you have a good birthday weekend?