At 11:30 the 4 of us drove to Sweet Tomato in Sarasota for another delicious lunch at their huge salad bar. It definitely is one of our favorite eateries, but we always leave their "stuffed"!
From there we drove to the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsical. Ernie and Noela had been there before but it was closed and they only got to tour the outside area. We enjoyed the garden area 1st and then went inside to see all of the unique and fun artwork.
|These horses are made out o horseshoes as are many of the|
animals throughout the museum and grounds!
|Monkeys hanging from the trees!|
|Not sure what flower this is growing on the tree, but it sure|
was beautiful and so delicate looking!
|Giraffes in Florida????? Really???|
|This is one tall flamingo!|
Marietta Lee started a foundation about 8 years ago that purchased this very "run down" property with an old hotel, Budist Temple and an area known for prostitution and drug dealings. What they have done with it is amazing. The foundation buys all of the artwork from living artists to help them continue in their profession. There were lots of painting, interesting ceramic work, pottery, shell designs, etc.
|Ken finally got to wrestle an alligator!|
|There were some beautiful orchids in the gardens!|
|A submarine metal sculphure!|
|That is Ken's knee and foot at the bottom|
of the picture! Honest!!!