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Vacation in Florida 2010 April 7, 2010

Posted by Pat's Fan in Life.

For our Spring vacation this year, my wife and I decided to go back to Florida.

This time we went to Longboat Key, a beautiful barrier island on the west coast of Florida, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

The weather was perfect, the beaches were wonderful.

  • We stayed at a really nice Inn
  • Each morning we took long walks
  • Each day we spent time in the sun, in the ocean, in the pool
  • Each evening we watched the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico
  • We took in a Grapefruit League baseball game – the Red Sox crushed the Orioles in Sarasota (go Sox!)
  • We spent some time shopping and eating at St. Armands Circle
  • We went to Siesta Key Beach – home of “The Best Sand in the World”
  • We went to some really nice restaurants

One thing I experimented with this year – no reading! 

Usually, I bring at least 3 books for vacation reading.  But this year I wanted to try something different. Rather than bringing the usual reading material, I loaded up my iPod with podcasts. Not bad! Some really interesting lectures and discussions about science, politics, sports. I think next vacation, I will go back to bringing books, but will also continue with the podcasts. Oh, and I need a different set of earbuds.  The ones that come with the iPod get uncomfortable (at least for me) after a while.

A truly wonderful vacation.  One of the most relaxing vacations I can remember.

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