Sunday, October 18, 2009

Florida family vacation....

Hello all!

This post was put together while I was in Longboat Key, Florida! Thanks to my Great-Aunt & Uncle, Libby and Ken, my family was able to enjoy a week at their condo on the beautiful beaches of Fl. It has been over 12 years since we have been down here! I can't tell you how much fun it has been to see the beach, pool, condo & all the places I used to visit. I must say that a lot has changed in 12 years..... I am really starting to see how time flies!

Well, let me give you a little recap from the trip.....
Lots of time was spent in the sand, swimming in the ocean and pool,basking in the sun, taking a nap, site-seeing, reading and just being a family! Below are a few pictures of the different adventures we had and a few of the beautiful landscape from Florida.

Enjoy.....


A couple of sunsets.





On a rainy day, we went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Circus museum. In 1907 Barnum and Bailey
was bought out by the Ringling Brothers.....
The neat thing about the museum is that around 1956,
a man named Howard Tibbals asked to make a replica of the
Ringling Bros. Circus. The nephew of the Ringling brothers,
told Tibbals that he could make the replica,
but could not use their name.

So, here in Sarasota Fl, is a 3/4-inch-to-the-foot replica
of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus!
Howard Tibbles named his replica the Howard Bros. Circus.
For more information please visit:
http://www.ringling.org/CircusMuseum2.aspx?id=632



The Barnum & Bailey circus!




Here are a few pictures of the replica....






One afternoon, we went to Venice Beach, the sharks
tooth capitol of the world. (So their website says!)
Anyway, we went and sifted through the sand
to find a few sharks teeth. Claudia found the most, coming in at 7!





Fresh coconuts from Florida.....




Claudia is opening a coconut we found in the yard at the condo!







3 comments:

Elizabeth Kay said...

ooooh! It looks great. I'm so glad it's been such a good trip.

I'm missing you here - see you next week!

Miss Rebekah Ann S. said...

Sounds like a delightful time of rest and refreshment! The pictures were simply beautiful.

I wanted to let you know that I won't be able to e-mail you the Qs today, but will do so later in the week, Lord willing. Our weekend was much busier and filled with more activity than I had expected.
Thank you for your patience, Blair!! :)


God bless,
Rebekah

Brittany Hutchison said...

I love the second sunset that you took. It is beautiful.I'm glad that you had a great time in Florida.