On Sunday before Thanksgiving we went shopping and then checked my parents into the Ringling Beach House on Siesta Key! Did you know Siesta Key is ranked in the top 10 beaches? It really is lovely!
Dynamo spotted this sign near the pool at their place...
After check-in we slipped over to the beach for a quick walk!
After just a little shell hunting we headed back to get the others for dinner!
The next day was our day to rent the tandem! It's our tradition to rent a tandem bike and ride around Anna Maria!
We just love biking around the island!
First we biked to The Point for more walking and shell hunting!
I got soaked looking for sand dollars! But it was worth it!
We found two!
Then we grabbed some lunch and snapped some pics!
Mom and Dad did too!
Next, we biked to our favorite little shopping center at Holmes Beach!
We visited with the birds!
Even talked to them...
We continued our ride back to the bike shop!
He can drive the tandem and snap pics!
After our ride we headed back to the house to get ready for the arrival of Dynamo's brother, Craig, and sister-in-law, Amy, from Atlanta! And, her parents! Amy and I rode to Tampa Monday night to pick up her parents at the airport. They were coming to spend the week with us too...all the way from the Chicago area!
And, on Tuesday evening we all went to dinner at the Lido Beach Resort!
Here's the group shot! My parents, Dynamo's parents, Amy's parents, Amy and Craig, and us! What a fun dinner!
How many extended families do you know that get together? Not many! We are so blessed to have such a great family! More to come in the next post!