Gulf Side Motel
Travel Blogs from Sarasota
Like the iconic Canadian common Loon, we are feeling the desire to wing it home next week without much sadness. Despite our great winter escape, we are actually looking forward to touching base in Niagara for a few days while we put the finishing touches in place for the trip to Chile. Thanks to my former colleague Paul, we have some good travel ideas to pursue there. Also thanks to our soon to be hosts Marilyn and John ...
... pristine lakes, and nature preserves
Today I am here while Paul is playing Boca. We visited a few days ago and had a look around the pro shop. It certainly is "upscale."
Paul is back and played with people from Ottawa, Stratford and Connecticut, many of them "snow birds." They were telling him how Englewood is still a great place to buy (if anyone is looking.)
It prompted us to have a look at some real ...
Casperson Beach is a bit different from many of the others we have seen thus far.
It is recognized as one of the
most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an excellent spot to find
prehistoric sharks’ teeth but we did not do any shelling here.
There are nature trails traveling through freshwater
and saltwater marshes, mangrove areas, and tidal flats, and excellent ...
We Spent 4 days at a Holiday Rambler Rally. There were several workshops/roundtables to attend. I picked up some good ideas. Thursday there was a 20,s shindig.
Our only outing was to dinner at the "The Old Salty Dog" on lito beach ...
... After about 45 min. on the water our captain did a couple of doughnuts and took us back in. You can hold a baby alligator at the end of the trip but we waited 15 min. and they will still not ready for our group so we decided neither of us wanted to hold it that bad. It was kind of a bummer that we only saw three gators but overall it was a good time, the boat ride itself was worth it.
Next we headed to our second ever chickee bar, ...