Historically we have gone to the Alabama Gulf Coast. We have been going there or the Florida Panhandle our entire lives. But after last year, I feel pretty confident in saying I will not be going to Orange Beach in peak season ever again. Too many people; too many umbrellas. I like to see the beach and see my child. So this year, we hopped on a plane for a quick trip to Sarasota. We left after Nolan was dismissed from summer school on a Friday. A quick plane ride down and car ride (while watching a beautiful sunset) had us to the hotel just in time for bed.
The next day we were ready to hit the beach. We arrived a few days after a big storm or tropical depression passed through, but the water was warm and the sun was shining. And little girl was CAST FREE for the first time since March.
On night two, we walked from our hotel into downtown Sarasota and had a nice dinner. Proof of a nice dinner. Pinkies up.
After dinner was a stroll through downtown and some ice cream. Allyn just wanted a cone with sprinkles. No ice cream.
We headed back to our hotel. It was so hot outside. But we like hot when we are cast free
Me and my guy!
On Tuesday morning we got ready to head home. (I should have a picture of me in tears because that's how I felt about leaving such a fun trip with my people....and a warm, sandy, saltwatery beach). He wanted his picture with this "tractor."
We definitely made it a great week without the cast!