Scherer III

20130112-103555.jpg Its been a peaceful, summer’s-just-drifting-by, four days since I last posted. Visited Sue’s folks in Port Charoltte, walked, rode our bikes, went to the beach, surfed the Internet, basically just chilled.

We had to move to a new site on Thursday to be able to stay here at Scherer park. It’s is such a nice place we are hoping to score a couple of more weeks in March.

We had a lovely dinner & movie date Thursday. First an early dinner at Indigenous. This is a really nice restaurant just two blocks from the movie theatre in downtown Sarasota. Sue got a toasted-then-boiled farro based vegetarian dish and I had fresh local snapper which the waiter said came from a particular boat in Fort Myers earlier in the day. Here’s Sue enjoying a pre-dinner glass of wine

20130112-105347.jpg We don’t usually order desert but justified it by agreeing to split just one and promising each other we wouldn’t get popcorn at the movie. It was delicious, a Parmesan cheese cake covered in Chocolate Grenache with other good stuff trailing across the plate.

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We walked over to the theatre after dinner to see Life of Pi in 3D. It’s certainly a good story which gives you a lot to talk about afterwards. The visual effects are stunning especially in 3D. Highly recommended.

Yesterday afternoon we checked out Siesta Key beach, about 8 miles north here. We had read it was rated #1 in the US and skeptical me is thinking “yea right – by the Sarasota tourist bureau”. Well it was probably the nicest beach I’ve ever been on. Beautiful powdery white sand, practically no shells or stones or seaweed, miles long and I bet two or three hundred yards wide in most places. We walked along the edge of the surf for a couple of hours enjoying the sun and breeze.

20130112-111631.jpg Some clever sand castle builder wrote ‘siesta key’ in big block letters which you can sort of see in the picture.

In a few minutes we are headed for Boca Grande for lunch at a beach side grill (called IIRC, The Beachside Grille), a walk on the beach then dinner with Sue’s parents.

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