Saturday, March 27, 2010

Florida Part 2: Ringling Museum and

I'm having a really wonderful and lazy vacation here in Florida, but yesterday I actually did something! And then today, I did something else! Yesterday we went to the Ringling Circus museum and house (which is also a museum) of John and Mabel Ringling. It was really cool and looked very venetian, but there were limited photography opportunities and none for the art museum- his personal collection of Gothic and Renaissance paintings, which were really impressive. Wow. But yeah, did manage to get a few pictures of the outsides of the houses, the rose gardens and the trees on the grounds, which were so cool. And REALLY big. And check out this lace bed- which was Mabel's. Another wow.
Then today my mom and I went to the Farmer's market in Sarasota, which is really less "farmer" and more "artist" but totally cool nonetheless. And then we came home for a hot tea and I played with new Blackberry (old one died a terrible death in a puddle last Friday) and then we decided to go for a walk on the beach. We saw lots of washed up shells and jellyfish, some very tight speedos that left nothing to the imagination, and a sandcastle that was too cool not to take pictures of and act like I made it. But I didn't.
That's all for today. More adventures later!


Jaclyn Bailey said...

So amazing! You have the best adventures!

Kali said...

I went to that museum when I was about 6 years old! I was sooooooo embarrassed by all of the naked art. I have more vivid memories of that than my first trip to Disney!