We met up with Brian's family today at Siesta Key Beach, the NUMBER ONE beach in 2010, which is just a short walk from their little rental house. The beach was across the street...It was CROWDED! A beautiful beach with white, white fine sand. Lots of people have come to see this special award winning beach and it's spring break for a lot of families and students.
And some adults we didn't know, did too!
We bought a different sun shade today and we like it a LOT better. It's called the Sportbrella. We purchased it at Dick's for about 69.00 and it's a whole lot easier to put up. It's a good quality umbrella with side windows for air and breezes just like the old blue cabana. No spring elastic corded poles to poke through balky channels of fabric, just pop it open like a regular umbrella and voila! Plenty of sturdy stakes and guide stays to keep it down in breezier conditions. It seems very well made and very sturdy. Here's Trevor and "Papa", Trevor usually hams it up for the camera as you can see....
There were lots of lizards everywhere--little geckos racing around all over the place. For a boy of seven, it was the mission of the day to capture one and hold it in his hand, especially after his older sister caught one handily. The only problem was, she picked it up by its tail, and it promptly broke off as they do when predators get a hold of them. She caught the same one again, and promptly dubbed him "No Tail Dale".
Her friend Caitlyn caught one but he's got a tail...
We had a lot of fun with the kids today...bet the little geckos were glad to see the evening come! See you tomorrow at the steel drums poolside entertainment!