In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!

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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Day Shopping on Anna Maria Island

The freezing weather finally moved out of Florida yesterday so we went out shopping. Though it was cloudy all day, it a warm 72 degrees- perfect! We won't know for weeks to come what plants we'll lose from the record breaking hard freeze that hit us two nights in a row. Some look really bad, but hopefully come spring when we trim the dead stuff off, they'll rebound. But some I'm sure we'll lose for good. But anyway, we were both ready to get out of the house and cruise around the island. I took some photos in my favorite shops just to give you an idea of the kind of things I like.























And when we were done shopping, we spent some quiet time on the north end of the island that faces Tampa Bay. My mother's ashes are out there- her favorite place...




This is the Anna Maria City Pier- It's been around so long it's an institution. You can fish off the pier as you drink a cold beer, eat delicious iced buckets of peel and eat shrimp, and the best grouper sandwiches in the world.


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