A day spent kicking back, enjoying life, no pictures! We did enjoy some phone calls with family and friends, walk around the farm, take a nap, all the important stuff!
We went back over to Anna Maria Island to enjoy the sunny day. But first, a warning! Don't try to drive the 684 bridge to Bradenton Beach at midday! It is bumper-to-bumper traffic for a long way leading to the bridge, then the right lane ends, and if you are unlucky enough to not know about that, other drivers are not nice about letting you merge into the through lane. Sad, but true. We should have used the northern bridge, Hwy 64, to get over there. We would have had extra time for sunburning! The circled area on the map is roughly where we have found some parking on side streets and easy access to the beach that stretches all along the gulf side of the island.
There were a lot more people on the beach today, more children and vacationers. And fewer places to park! On the way back home, after the sun and the waves and the breeze had nearly lulled us to sleep, we stopped for a few groceries and decided to try the Publix Key Lime pie. It's a mini pie pan, and looks so pretty! The slivered almonds on the crust are a nice touch! However, this pie is not at the top of the competition. About what I would expect from a grocery store bakery! And no, we didn't eat it all at once, we are both showing some real control and eating just one piece. At a time.
A quick pack up, well, quick for us because we tend to lounge a bit in the morning! But check out at a lot of places is 11 and we have never missed it yet! On the way out through the farmyard area, we stopped to admire the gnarly horns on these goats! I didn't inquire about the breed, but these horns did look different than usual. It's a warm day, already about 80 at 11am, so the breeze really feels great.
After we made it to our next spot (staying for 4 nights there) I did run the air conditioning in the trailer for awhile to bring both the temperature and the humidity down. But it cooled off later in the afternoon and we could sit outside in the shade and be comfortable. Except for some nasty little tiny black bugs that really pack a strong bite for their size! Maybe these are the no-see-ums that people have talked about, but I can definitely see them, if I have my glasses on!
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