If you follow me on Instagram, you might know I was on vacation in Florida earlier this month and these were the books I brought with me. Sweetbeeps and I went to visit his parents and it was warm and relaxing and lovely.
The weather was sunny and around 75 degrees every day – perfect!
I was happy to wear sandals all week and show off my tattoos! And by show off, I mean I stared at my own feet all day.
After a walk on the jetty, we explored the downtown area and bought some tasty truffles at Kilwin’s.
Sweetbeeps and I learned a new game – marbles – it was fun. I never won, but that’s ok.
I naturally made it my mission to find bookstores to visit and found two. The first stop was the Goodwill bookstore. Completely random selection, but all the books I found were in great condition!
We also went to the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. I took a million zillion pictures because they were having an orchid show, but I just chose some of my favorites for the blog. If you’re ever in the area, I highly suggest the Gardens – the place is huge and beautiful, right on the water.
This sign made me laugh – I hate bugs too!
Sweetbeeps and I took a ride to Books-A-Million, which is a chain neither of us has been to before. Their selection was decent, but I was most excited to find the Arcturus Sherlock editions (if only they’d had Pride and Prejudice!) and a lovely edition of Pride and Prejudice that I’ve never seen before.
We went to dinner at a wonderful hibachi place, which Sweetbeeps and I agree was the best we’ve had. I rediscovered my love of eel rolls.
We had a wonderful time and I read five books and started a sixth before we left. If only I could devote that much time to reading every week!