Mini Vacay!

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LIDO KEY, FL

Nate and I took a weekend trip down to Sarasota as a mini vacation and to scout out the area for our upcoming Anna Maria Island wedding. (Yes that's you Lisa & Josh!) The area is so beautiful! Neither of us had been there before so it was a bit of an adventure. We found an amazing hotel on Lido Key. I'm in love with this hotel! It actually feels more like a resort with it's restaurant, poolside bar, ocean rentals, and roomy suites. We were soooo happy to have stumbled upon it. We will definitely be going back! Lido key is really close to St. Armand's Circle which is a cute shopping area with nice restaurants and little shops and art galleries. We almost (almost) bought a signed Gary Larson print and collection of his work that hasn't been published. Maybe next time. We also stopped in at the Mote Marine Aquarium. Little did we know that Sarasota was a big place for research and preservation. It was very cool. We're all about the sea creatures! (Sharkweek anyone?)

We also drove up to Amelia Island to get our bearings for next week. What a cute place and the venue is gorgeous! We are so excited to go back down there and capture Lisa & Josh's wedding day! Here's some photos from our excursion:


In case you were wondering...




Welcome to Sarasota



The Sandcastle




Jellies!







Gotta love that Florida humidity! Fogged up my lens instantly!




Nate snapped this one of the sunset in my lens. Amazing.




You just can't beat those west coast sunsets!




3 comments

  1. Rachael Earl // August 14, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

    That reflection in your lens is freaking cool! That humidity is nuts-at least in AZ we have a "dry heat."

  2. Tiffany Izatt // August 15, 2008 at 11:05 PM  

    I too love the reflection of the one with the sunset, AMAZING!

  3. david & kimi baxter // August 16, 2008 at 3:20 AM  

    shark week rules! and um that beach wow! love the sunset in the lens!