Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton
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... any gifts for the kids yet so a shopping expedition is getting higher and higher on the list.
And so it goes. But please don't read this entry as a complaint. We are so lucky to have our wonderful, comfortable home here. Yes, it demands upkeep and when we leave for an extended period of time is shouldn't come as a surprise to us that things need attention.
We are looking forward to the fast approaching holidays, but now need to take care of business!
I wanted to write an entry while I'm still mentally between continents and homes.
It was wonderful to return to Sarasota and we've spent this week reviving our routines and catching up with details that needed attention once we were back.
My first order of business was the renewal of an expiring driver's license. Of course it was more complicated that I expected. I couldn't ...
... of people don't have a very good pension (apparently state pensions don't really exist- at least not like they do in the UK-where most people can live off it). So a lot of the local businesses are staffed by people trying to supplement their retirement income. It's a bit odd to see. The man who packed my bag in the supermarket today looked like he was late 70s (not even joking). He offered to carry it to my car for me. I felt like he was a patient. I ...
... around the shops and stopped for a coffee and to open my birthday cards. It's so warm, it really doesn't feel like my birthday -apparently its snowing at home-Luton airport has had to close! Was lovely to open some cards. My best friend jess (who gave me a card in aug-that's ridiculous planning!) always puts confetti in her cards-but for some reason, I forgot this. I opened the card whilst sat outside the cafe, and it exploded glittery champagne glasses all over me! Made ...
... to find some handwritten notes from Tina who looked after the house for us, as well as our Swedish friends Christer and Pillan and our English friends Paul and Maggie who visited while we were away. There were even a few packages that Deb brought in from the doorstep for us!
Everything was as though we just come back from a trip to the mall. But of course it also involved rediscovering things that we haven't used for so long.
It only took me ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services