Monday, March 30, 2015

Sarasota, Florida

Last week, on Sunday I arrived to the Sarasota/ Bradenton area of Florida to spend a week with my friend Nadia, before she leaves the US for a permanent move to the UK.

Nadia (below)

The rose garden.


Afterwards, we had lunch at the Beach House restaurant.
Beach day at Longboat Key.

We went to the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium on Longboat Key.


Magnificent houses across the waterway.

The Selby Mansion.

In the conservatory.

There was a tropical rainstorm so we had lunch at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and then came back to my friends house to watch Pride and Prejudice.
All in all it was a nice week away...but there's nothing like coming back home.
Linked up to:
Coastal Charm #255 and The Dedicated House #132


Lulu said...

Sarasota has for a long time been one of my favorite places and your photos remind me why.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous place! Glad you got to spend time with your friend. Pinning to my travel board.

Nadia Marie said...

I just realised I'd not commented on this post! I am very happy you were able to come and be here to visit Kiki! It was fun being a tourist in my own town with you! Hugs! xx

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