After a fantastic week at Cocoa Beach, we headed out across the state to a week in Sarasota. We were sad to leave Cocoa Beach behind...but excited to visit the Gulf side of Florida again.
Our condo in Sarasota is huge and beautiful. Bizarrely, the condos we rent are generally more spacious and better appointed than our home. Ahh, Vancouver. You are lovely, but your real estate is preposterous.
Just outside our door here is a little basketball hoop and a nice tennis court. We learned two things: basketball is a fun sport for our family...tennis is not. The kids lasted about twelve minutes with tennis rackets in their hands.
Here is Lukey playing a little one-on-one against Eric.
I am looking forward to the day when these games are competitive. I don't think it will be too long...
Sarasota is home to Siesta Key, which is consistently rated one of the top beaches in the United States. We were a little skeptical. For us, Cocoa Beach is perfect. Great surf, great sand, no crowds.
But, we were open minded (tough job, right? Beach open mindedness...?).
Yep. It's pretty awesome.
The big draw here is the size of the beach and the quality of the sand. I have never seen sand this fine. Or this white.
There are no waves here to speak of, but you can wade out a long way. And the sand...I mean, really. Look at it.
We played a couple of soccer games, bumped the volleyball a few times, and read our books.
Oh, and then the girls played powered donut. How do you play? You turn your face into...you guessed it...a powered donut.