This was a stroke of luck. I met an old friend for lunch and found out she was spending February and March in Florida. So I did the natural thing and invited myself to join her.
Sunset on the first evening looking out at the Gulf of Mexico.
A lot of the brown pelicans like to hang out with the people fishing for an easy lunch. This is on the pier, with beach condo’s in the background.
The wonderful assortment of beach umbrella’s make the color on the beach match the buildings on the shore, a mixture of pastel and bright colors.
Mural on the wall at the manatee park. This is a great area to see the manatee in their natural environment and they are safe, people can only get to a certain area and not near enough to the water to cause any harm to the animals.
Lots of gecko’s everywhere.
The manatee park has an area for plants that attract butterflies. Not many on the day we visited because of the wind, it was a little to strong for them but nice for us.
Of course in my world all things lead to quilts. I found a couple of samples of beach umbrella quilts to add to my wish list.
We have 2 new states added to our list and two very successful trips. I am not sure what state we will visit next, but I can hardly wait.