This past week we had the pleasure hosting Kent's sister &
brother-in-law, Terry & Kathy. They arrived last Tuesday
making it in here ahead of the ice & snow in Tenn. & Ga..
It was definitely warmer here than back in Indiana where
They came from. Kathy had brought a list of things that they
wanted to check out & I had a list of things I had looked at
of things to do, but needless to say neither list got totally
depleated. First thing on the list was go to the BEACH. So
since we are so close we first took them to Siesta Key
Beach. Wasn't overly hot but comfortable at first.
|Mid morning at Siesta Key Beach|
Then we drove down to Caspersen Beach about 2 hours later
|What a difference a couple hours makes|
And by the way we did NOT find any sharks teeth this time.
Terry found a car show he wanted to go to up in Zephyrhills &
also up that direction at (Exit 246 at the Big Bend Power Station
at Apollo Beach for anyone who is going to make the trip down in the
NEAR FUTURE.) You can view the Manatees and they say an
occasional shark, but we didn't see any shark. The Manatees don't like
the water any cooler than 68, so they gather at the power station
and stay there until it warms up.
There must have been a 100 of them the day we were there. It was
posted Manatee watching out on signs on I-75 near that exit. If
your watching for the signs you can't miss them. You can also see
the big smoke stacks from the Interstate. It is only about 3 miles
after you get off the Interstate.
|Big Bend Power Station at Apollo Beach|
Going to see the Manatees
|They were all over in the water. They just float mostly.|
It was hard to get a picture of one coming to the surface.
From here we went to the car show
It was very cold today too.
|Kent found a project he would like to work on|
It was a very rough 57 T-bird like he used to have.
|Has he got a smile on his face or what !!|
From the car show we went to Parkdales in
Plant City for strawberries. Unfortunately I
did not take any pictures, we just ate and got
back in the car. Kathy's teeth were chattering
it was so cold that day. One guy at the car
show posted a sign at his booth. TOO COLD
FOR ME, I WILL SEE YOU SATURDAY!
We took them to the Ringling Museum
Cold this day too
We took a ride on the Legacy Trail. We rode round
trip just .3 shy of 10 miles.
Kent & I had rode the 2.3 miles from our RV
to the trail, but this time we transported to the trail
This is at Turtle Beach** Kathy is taking Terry & Kents
Sunday afternoon we went to the "Circus Sarasota"
It has been in Sarasota the whole month of
February. The big name draw is Nik Wallenda
The guy that walked across The Grand Canyon
and Niagra Falls and his family all performed.
This is Nik. He & his family signed autographs
after the show.
Terry & Kathy left Monday morning to head back
to that cold weather. They went through some
bad weather through northern Georgia they said
but not sure how far after that. Kathy called this
morning & they did have a frozen pipe to the outside
heating line. Hope they can get that resolved
without a lot of problems.
UPDATE: Just heard from Kathy ***
The pipes are thawed !!!
Did some catching up on skyping Tues. night.
LEAVING YOU WITH CALMING THOUGHTS
KENT & MARTHA