Photographer’s Paradise

If ever there was a place that consistently had scenery that you would be in awe of, Sarasota has so many places to catch that special photograph. Most people will start to flood the beach for the sun settings, but there is such beauty  also evident in the sun rising. No matter what time you…

The Sand Between Your Toes

Here’s a map of the public beaches from north to south Sarasota.  This blog is just a quick word about the differences of sand at the 3 main beaches shown here: Siesta, Lido, and Turtle.   Of course there’s more beaches if you go further either way, but these are closest to us , so…

Siesta Beach Drum Circle

If you’re in for something a little different, you might be interested in  the Drum Circle that performs only on Sunday nights during the summer at Siesta Beach. There are hundreds that show up for the performance. There are 20 to 30 drummers beating a rhythm that can be heard over the entire beach. And…

Thieves from the sky

You’re out on the beach with the love of your life, or your family. You’ve brought a picnic basket of snacks and sandwiches. You’re sitting with your head back enjoying the warmth of the sun and the delicious ham and cheese sandwich, WHEN SUDDENLY! that sandwich is snatched clean from your hand!! Take this advice…

Beating the Blazing Sun

If you plan on being in Sarasota for a vacation and you plan to be on the beach much of the time, I suggest getting yourself a canopy. Becky and I found that not only was it nice to have a spot of our own, but it makes that spot feel about 10 to 15…

Get Hits on this one

I know that I wrote to you already about the fishing down here, but I have to share with you the lure that is my own personal favorite fishing lure. When live bait (shrimp, greenbacks,) aren’t getting their attention, this Rapala X-Rap Jerkbait is one of the best lures I use on a regular bases….

Fishin’ in Sarasota

If fishing is what you love, then Sarasota has all the spots you’ll love checking out. When we moved here from New York, about the only kind of fish I was used to catching was trout. Here, you never know what you’ll catch! I’ve caught small shark, snapper, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and as the pictures…

It’s Margarita Time In Siesta Village

We have found our favorite spot for margaritas.  The Hub Baja -Grill in the center of Siesta Village.  We come here for special days or when friends or family want to try our favorite : Strawberry Jalapeño !!!  Mmmmm…. it’s gets spicier the longer it sits, but who’s letting it sit ?   There’s good…

Tips for finding shells on Sarasota Beaches

Sooo….my husband keeps giving me these looks when I come home with more shells, and I can’t blame him ; I have basketfuls already, but I just can’t seem to resist the fun of looking and selecting shells.  It’s like shopping for free!   It is against the law to take a shell that is…

Great BBQ!

When you are in Sarasota, there’s a place you won’t find unless you live here. If you LOVE BBQ and love a deep smokey flavor and one of the best deals around then you need to check out A&G Caribbean BBQ or also known as COCORIBS INC, they are located at 7922 North Tamiami Trail,…

Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair Review

We own 2 of these chairs, and purchased 2 more as gifts.  They’re the bomb!                              We’ve had them for almost 2 years and people think they are new still !    when we first moved here we just picked up cheap…