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01-Aug-12 Florida Stage 4 (Finale)

In Blog, Personal, Travel on August 1, 2012 at 6:21 am

So before my holiday to Florida becomes a distant memory, I thought it time to finish my series of blogs on this theme.

If you recall from my stage 3 blog, we arrived in Siesta Key (McDonalds in hand) amidst a tropical storm and awoke the next day to a typical sunny Florida day.

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Must catch up on t’internet!

Siesta Key is a wonderful laid back strip of land of the west coast of Florida just below Tampa. Our town house / villa was centrally based so that we were a short walking distance from the village hub (a collection of restaurants and bars), as well as the white sandy award winning beach.

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Beautiful eh!

Siesta Key is quite quaint and quirky and has a very sixties feel to it. Very different to Orlando. Our accommodation had a pool and was located directly by one of the inland waterways (sea water canals), which meant fishing for me.

Over the course of the week, we had a very relaxing time, as the batteries definitely needed recharging after the theme parks the week before.Fishing became a daily activity for me (and the others), as each catch was so exciting (the pinnacle being a Southern Sting Ray).

We took the opportunity to visit our beach, as well as other beaches a little bit further afield, eat in some excellent restaurants and even shop till we dropped. The highlights had to be the breakfast at Broken Eggs (what a pancake! Finishing a 16 egg ‘Belly Buster’ omelette on your own got you a free meal; not something that i tried), our sunset dinner at the Beach House restaurant on Anna Marie Island (interrupted by a major storm) and shopping at the local Westfield Mall (how cheap are clothes)!

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Not a bad place to eat?

As you can hopefully tell from my blogs, we had a fantastic time in Florida, brought back loads of memories and could bore you with other memories for countless hours. That’s it for now though until our next break!

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