Heck, she drove most of the way coming down to
(I got a whole
book read!). Florida
We’ve attended Nationals at
Mason ( Cincinnati), Dublin
( Columbus), Austin
(twice), and now .
Out of all those, I believe Sarasota
had the nicest fields. The grass was very similar to a golf course and the
fields were nice and flat. My only complaint was there were no trees to sit
under because it was stinkin’ hot! Even when we were in Sarasota , the temps were usually in the mid
70s. It was near 90 in Austin .
And humid. I kind of felt sorry for the players. Footy is a very physical sport. Sarasota
I thought I was smart, though. I brought an umbrella and used that for shade. But imagine my surprise when I still got sunburned! That just doesn’t seem fair. I really did not want to make my “farmer’s” tan any worse. Oh well…
With football ending early on Sunday, Hubby and I were able to go into town (on the island) and check it out. We parked at one of the parks between bridges and walked the rest of the way. Found a restaurant for dinner (Cha-Cha Coconuts) and then walked around the circle (shops are located around their traffic circle), where I found a little cupcake shop. I had been looking for dessert to bring back to the hotel, too. Man, that was one yummy cupcake.
Anyway, below are some of the pictures I took (even of the cupcakes). I wish we were able to get to the beach while it was still daylight, but we weren’t thinking clearly. We did get there, but it was pretty dark.
|Jillaroos (in pink) lining up for inspection.|
|Daughter is the one in the black leggings.|
|Fighting for the ball. Yes, they tackle. No, they don't wear|
protective gear. Yes, they get hurt.
|Bridge from Sarasota to the island off to the right.|
|Hey look, you can see my shadow!|
Oh, and my car!
|Houses or a resort on the bay/gulf/whatever|
|Another neat bird!|
|This is Lido Beach. Too dark to see anything, though.|
|Hotels on Lido Beach. Kind of blurry (sorry).|
|This is where I got our cupcakes from.|
|Mine (on the left) was Snickerdoodle. Hubby got|
Peanut Butter Cup. Super yummy! Glad I found Gigi's!
FYI – The Jillaroos didn’t win any games, but they played hard. And the Jackaroos made it to the Div 2 final, but lost to the Calgary Kangaroos.
- High School: Wayne Won!
- College: OSU Buckeyes won! (what a close one, too). USC Trojans won!
- NFL: Steelers & Rams lost. L I don’t know what happened with the Steelers (I expected a blow out going the other way), but the Rams played a close one. I really thought they might come out on top, but nope.
So… Have you ever used an umbrella for shade? How’d that work for you?
Have a great Monday.