Sunday was a day of recharging the batteries … heck … even got a chance to see the sunshine. After brunch at First Watch we headed down to Venice for a day on the sandy beaches … relaxing (though it took energy to not think about the office). Donna was an absolute natural at the “shark tooth hunt” … pulling them out by the dozen – some small, some large, all treasure.
Sifting through the shells
After leaving the beach we made the stop we have been meaning to make for the past two years … downtown Venice. We walked up and down main street viewing the many painted “pigs” the line the road. We passed from storefront to storefront – only a few were open, but we were mostly window shopping anyways. It was a fantastic afternoon to share some ice cream and enjoy the sun.
Seemed fitting for this weekend
Along our walk there were a number of flowers … so we stopped to take a couple photos. I have not really taken “flower” shots before … so I was playing with something a little new.
Then it came to the “Melissa challenge”; Melissa: “What can you do with that one?” as she points to a wilting flower on the side of the shrub. Cam: “This one?” as I point to one of the blossoming ones lit by the sun … Melissa: “Nope, the one down lower … see what you can do?”. So … I tried my hand … and I think it turned out quite well.
It was great having Donna here, just wish I could have had more time with them … though Melissa and Donna seemed to really get out and about; Myakka, Mote, shopping, Ringling Museum of Art … and the entire Lord of the Rings extended edition … a packed week for sure … but tons of fun. And the best part is my wife now knows how to make home-made perogies … oh yea!!!!