Because of it’s beachfront location, we chose to stay at Bungalow Beach Resort. We loved the friendly staff and our poolside suite. Our days were spent cruising the annual Bayfest event and coastal shops.
And since we couldn’t come home empty-handed, I convinced M. to let me acquire 2 new pieces to satisfy a recent mermaid obsession. A white-washed wood-and-metal mermaid weatherwave from The White Egret:
And a brightly painted mermaid from Florida folk artist Rhonda K. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with the painter herself. Looking at her fun Florida art, made me wish for more walls at PMH so we could buy more of her work...
Monday, October 19, 2009
1 tank: Anna Maria Island
After moving to Tampa, one of M.'s 1st purchases was a copy of One Tank Trips, a book based on the local news series of daytrips that could be reached with one tank (or less) of gas. Inspired by the idea that living in Florida meant we could vacation here too, we've spent some time exploring off-the-beaten-path Florida. This past weekend, we hit the road w/a half tank o’ gas. Destination: Anna Maria Island (AMI), FL, it's actually made up of 3 communities – Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Instead of the usual hotel chains and fast food restaurants, AMI is bursting with piers, nautical antiques, fresh seafood, and a strong alliance of independent businesses. Yay!
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