My sister and I took an afternoon to ride out to Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, which is off the southwestern coast of Florida. We had lunch at a fun little cafe right on the beach. As you can see, the water is just gorgeous.
The sunbathing mermaid with her tail in the waves was charming.
Our dad used to enjoy coming down there to fish.
I am always interested in lighthouses.
There are many lovely homes; here is one with either a banyan tree or a strangler fig in the front yard. The owners had filled the nooks and crannies with colorful bromeliads and orchids.