After completing our second vaccinations, our first activity was driving down to Florida to visit family. Since we drove and were staying with Leandra’s folks we brought Pasha, who definitely enjoys the open lanai (even if she does not understand why we go in the pool).
Pasha occasionally gets bossy with Al, but despite his expression here, he is quite tolerant of another dog in the house.
This was a working trip, so we were on our computers during the day, but had the evenings free.
Most nights we stayed in. Leandra made her from-scratch bread that we enjoyed with a Spanish tapas spread, including cheeses, jamon, and other goodies, and another night managed to pull together a paella.
We even managed to sneak down to Sarasota for a quick visit to see my Aunt Joy’s new place!
One night we went out to Michael John’s Restaurant in Bradenton. This was our first indoor-dining experience since March 2020! It was great, from the spicy mahi-mahi bites (pictured below) to the Cabernet beef tips, and we left satisfied. We’ll definitely look to return on a future trip.
Notably, we also learned about several reels of old 8mm video in the garage. We’ve now brought those back to NC and Leandra has started to convert them to digital.