Beautiful day here in Florida, with temperatures heading into the 80's F. Just perfect to get the motorcycles out and dust them off!
Anna Maria Island is a great spot to visit, especially on the motorcycles. It took a little over two hours to get there this morning... just in time to eat our picnic lunch on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico!
There was kind of a haze hanging in the air at the beach, but this beach has that really white fine fine sand that seems to find it's way into everything! When we finished lunch, I had to field a call from the Scotia Private Client Group up in Ontario, in regards to updating our wills! It was hard to try and disguise the sound of the Gulf Waves hitting the beach shore while discussing business! They did tell me to enjoy my afternoon! We did!
I do not have a clue what they are mining out in the Gulf, but they were pretty busy.
We moved over to the inland waterway side of the Island, and enjoyed the Anna Maria Wharf. This was built way back when Steamships let people off here to enjoy the warm weather! One of the two guys that originally promoted and built the wharf, was the guy who invented the Fig Newton Cookie of all things.
This is a neat wharf, but they forgot to put the hand rails on the sides Judy said...???... Oh well... Busy restaurant out on the end!
Lots of people busy fishing on the end of the wharf... catching fish too! Even had live entertainment to woo the fish onto the hooks! We enjoyed watching for a while.
A bunch of real nice homes along the waterway... OK, so we did stop and enjoyed a small small ice cream cone each at the beach... there, I said it!
This guy was hoping I would throw in my ice cream cone, but it was not happening!