Papa’s World – Star Wars – Hollywood Studio – Disney – a dream come true!

Outside the entrance to Hollywood studio’s – where we took Ella for her 16th. birthday present.

She opened the envelope at her birthday party in July!

There was a picture of Star Wars and the attraction in Florida at Disney World.

“You will spend one week with grandma and grandpa in Florida!

You will ride down with them at the end of Jan.

and go to Holly Wood studios to see Star Wars

and at the end of the week – for the first time ever

They will put you on a plane and you will FLY back home!

Bode – who his World is Ella – and she is so good to him.

We had done something special for Maddy when she turned 16.

Her wish was to be able to swim with the Manatee’s!

So – in the winter – she and her mom flew down –

and she did just that – and then we all drove back home!

Ella – her little buddy is Bode

He follows her everywhere and she just laughs!

She is so good to him and when she goes to college next year

She wants to become a Phys Ed teacher to the little ones!

She will be excellent – so kind – so much of a good heart.

And a very good soccer player.

We spent the time touring with her also – showing her where my brother lived

and the three town centers of The Villages!

Brownwood of the villages.

We went to see the Manatees and the beach on the West coast

We toured the town where we were staying – and stopped in the coffee shop

to get her a chocolate chip cookie each time – she loved that!

Soon it would be time for her to FLY!

Standing in line as we all watched – her forst time and she handled it like a pro.

Tears welled in my eyes –

my little Ella ( tiny) is what we called her

all grown up and out on her own.

Now – be careful – don’t mix with strange people I worried.

When she was small – she would always come to me – clutch my leg –

climb up into my lap.

I cherish those memories – “IS HE OKAY” she said to her mother

when I had my heart attack.

YES I HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT

as I went from vantage point to vantage point watching her in the long line.

Ella and Sherry – a trip she will always remember.

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Papas World – Sarasota – jewel on the West Coast

Lido Beach
Sarasota Florida

I had heard of Sarasota – saw it on the Atlas –

Thought someday I shall visit –

Then – a friend invited us “OVER” from Winter Haven

where we had booked a AirBNB for a month!

So – we made the nearly two and one half hour drive

AND I WANT TO GO BACK !!!!!

Lido Beach
Very wide white sand beach

I was so mesmerized by the city itself –

that I did not take pictures until we walked the beach!

Right at the end of the main street
which the locals call the circle

We walked the main street – full of shops

both sides of the street

and all the places to sit down either outside

or inside and have breakfast – lunch and dinner!

Shorts – colorful shirts – music filled the air.

The vibe is what I noticed – and we could walk!

Right to the entrance of LIDO BEACH!

Sherry and her sister Debbie
with part of Sarasota in the back ground

The sand – does not burn your feet for some reason!

And is like powder in some spots

and a mixture of crushed shells in others.

The waves – hardly any at all –

Big expanse of sand bar –

with tidal pools that were warm from the sun!

Just gentle waves
and very easy to walk
The wide expanse of white sand beach

I found myself just calmed – no worries-

and wondering “HOW DO I GET BACK HERE”?

Birds taking a bath
they were not concerned
about us
and they would just
duck under the gentle waves
and wash themselves
so calming!
Sherry walking the beach
looking for shells
which she found
big ones!

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If you want – put this one on your bucket list

A must see and do

SARASOTA
LIDO BEACH
a walk in the sand
The bay in Sarasota

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