Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, a Fun Day in Sarasota!

Ken and I only got up at 7:30 and called our daughter, Lanie, to sing Happy Birthday!  By 8:20 I was on the pickleball court with lots of other pickleball players.  Again, I had some very good games and some so so games, but I had a lot of fun.  Ken spent that time working on the computer.  

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!

Ken enjoyed the "meter" that was in the men's room -

That is Ken's knee and foot at the bottom
of the picture!  Honest!!!

We stopped at Costco on the way back to the CG.  I downloaded photos and worked on my blog.  We spent the evening at Ernie and Noela's where the men won Skip-Bo.  We had a long talk with Jamie today while she drove to meet her sister for lunch to celebrate her birthday.  It warms our hearts when the 2 of them spend special time together!

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