Went to Sarasota for the weekend. It was lovely. Took the scenic route there – all farms. Visited the home/ museum of John Ringling (circus dude) who built this gorgeous and tacky and beautiful mansion right on the water. The guy literally built a museum next to his home and filled it with art. It’s right next to the New College, the college that the governor is trying to decimate.
We also went to an evening radio reading at a bookstore. 5 actors and sound effects reading ghost stories from 1800’s, Poe, Dickens and someone else that I forgot. It was delightful. On the last day we went to the botanical gardens which are gorgeous.
And I will say, we are totally off season now and everywhere we went was crowded as hell. I can’t even imagine how crowded it would be during winter.