The first real day on the ground, we found our way to the condo and got settled. We are SO grateful to have this lovely space all to ourselves for 2 weeks! Situated on a golf course in Bradenton, it is within easy access to beaches, local attractions, and groceries, etc. A screened-in patio with a view to the golf course came with its own insect catcher (wee lizard) and comfy furniture for sitting out in the balmy evenings enjoying the peace and quiet. We get a kick out of the fish in the ponds on the golf course that throw themselves into the air for bugs on a regular basis. I like to do Tai Chi in the mornings and evenings out on the patio and Peter finds it a perfect place to work his way through the Iceberg beer from Newfoundland that our friends left in the fridge for us.
Having travelled light on purpose, we made our way to the Walmart and Costco up the road for a few essentials and some groceries. Even a week into our holiday, we are struck by the incongruity of Christmas music in the stores when it is 28 degrees outside and humid as heck. Several homes in this resort development are decorated with lights and I hope to get out for a stroll around the ‘hood one of these evenings and take them in. Might have to do it over several evenings – it’s a big resort!