Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Final Day in Florida

Well, I haven't posted for over a week!  It has been tough re-adjusting to being back in the COLD!

Our last day full day in Florida, Monday, March 14 was a fun-filled day.  We decided to go to our favorite places, downtown Venice for our Blueberry Scone and a few gifts for our daughters and granddaughters, a bike ride from Venice to Caspersen to find a few sharks teeth, ride back to Venice and then spend several hours on Nokomis Beach.  A busy schedule but all the things we really like to do.  Once we got back to Winter Quarters Manatee there was plenty to do to get ready for our early departure on Tuesday.  By 7:00 we were finished preparing for tomorrow, so we went to one of my favorite places to eat pulled pork - Sonny's.  It was a 4th time there during our stay and just as good as the 1st time.  Our waitress was Hailey everytime and she is a sweetheart.

Of the 3 Encore campgrounds we stayed at during our time in Florida, each one offered something unique.  Pine Island had the friendliest staff and Rver's, and a clubhouse that offers so many special events.  Had trouble saying goodbye to all the special people there.  Royal Coachman offers location, location, location!!!!  Close to Venice, Caspersen and Nokomis Beaches, the Legacy Bike Trail, and the Venetian Waterway Bike Trail.  Winter Quarters Manatee is probably the most pictureque of the 3 with larger sites and a unique lay-out around the lake.  Great clubhouse and activities and friendly people.  But, Ken and I are beach people, and it takes at least 30 minutes to get to any of the nearby beaches.  But, I would return to any of them!

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