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Nov 2, 2017 - Siesta Key Beach

Chic had been told to go to Siesta Key, so we (Chic, Marilyn, myself, and their friend Gene) did on this fine day! As you can see on the map, it is close to Sarasota, so it took a little over an hour to get there. Quite a few people took advantage of this great beach day and I can only imagine how hard it will be to get a parking space and a spot on the beach during high season. We walked up and down the beach a bit, and you can see a few of the sights we took in. Near the place where the sculptures will be made for next weekend, people...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Turtle Beach - Aerial Video

Hello Everyone, Well, our stay at Turtle Beach Campground is slowly coming to an end, with only 2 sunsets left... Our good friends, Ron & Shell Phaff left this morning, and we are off on another adventurous scooter ride to find some Geocaches! I met some of the campground staff, and offered them an aerial video of their marvelous campground, and completed it last night. You can find the video by pasting the link below into your browser: http://youtu.be/DEu4bbCOl10

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Oct 25, 2013 - Turtle Beach sunsets...

Hello Everyone, While staying at Turtle Beach Campground we have participated in the nightly ritual of heading to the beach for the daily sunset. As shown in the attached pictures, each one is unique with a completely different color and cloud arrangement making for some spectacular pictures! We have learned to bring our chairs (and a drink) down to the beach to enjoy with all the other campers!

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Oct 22, 2013 - Turtle Beach Campground

Hello Everyone, Today we traveled quickly from Atlanta to Florida so that we could be embraced by the warmth...and we were greeted with 90 degree temperatures - horray! We were luckily able to get into Turtle Beach Campground just next to Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL three days early! Our plan is to stay about 1-1/2 weeks, and relax from the hectic pace we have been keeping! Little did we know that this weekend is their big Halloween weekend so we took off on the Scooter and got some decorations and candy for the weekend festivities! In the...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Boston's TV Cannel 5 Chronicle show on Aviation

Hello Everyone, As we have been traveling, the Boston TV Channel 5 Chronicle news show featured the clip of me flying my quadcopter in Worcester, MA. For those of you that missed it, you can see the segment of the show featuring me at the link below. Just cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/pilot-your-own-flying-contraption/-/12523032/22577076/-/fl9g42/-/index.html Not bad for an old retiree like me....lol

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Dec 27, 2012 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our very special day started with breakfast at IHOP. Then we traveled north from Port Charlotte to Siesta Key to celebrate the day. Siesta Key is promoted as the #1 Beach in the USA. I am not sure about that, but it is really beautiful. The sand is so white and the texture so fine you have to see it to believe it. We definitely had a sunny Florida White Christmas. This year we had the pleasure of spending Christmas with our friends John & Carol Herr and John's daughter, Jen. She flew from Indianapolis to spend Christmas with us. Needless to...

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Nov 20, 2012 - The Last Hurrah!!!

Hi! Tracy and Moe have left us...only Gail remains! We will be going to the Blue Gator in Dunnellon for a quick drink and then into Ocala for dinner at Carrabas. We will drive Gail into Tampa tomorrow afternoon for the final leg of her journey - home! The trip with all my buds has been really great....so much fun! Now I will have to get down to business re diet and excercise! I will be captioning the pictures from Siesta Key so please revisit them! signing off for now.... Susie

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Nov 18, 2012 - Beached Broads Having A Whale Of A Time

Hello folks, This is the last segment of the trilogy X 10 of the Lonely Planet Wannabees and what a segment it will be!!!!!! Pictures will be included and keep your eye out for Ed Grimley!(See Saturday Night Live -Martin Short). Wait Gail has to go pee again! Anywho we have debated and debated about when we could send you this short missive and unfortunatley we waited till we were all debilitated and pinned to the gills!! So.......sorry went to sleep just then!!! We are back! Had a fab two days at the beach...and wonderful home cooked bbqed...

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Jan 25, 2011 - Siesta Key and Epcot

The year started, as has the past 5(?) with Mike and Karen. This year in sunny and warm Siesta Key Florida. We worked until noon, struggled getting our boarding pass from Southwest Air. Seems their kiosk could not find our reservation with just our credit card. Barbara, my navigator and travel agent, normally has all necessary documents, but not this trip. My fault. I constantly complain about all the stuff she drags along, always pointing out that all we need is our credit card for self check in. So, she relented, shelved her good...

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