A Trip to Sarasota, Florida

We made it down there, ate some good Cuban food, explored the Keys, spent an inordinate amount of time at the beaches ...

A Trip to Sarasota, Florida
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The following are just family trip snaps, there's nothing artistic about them but just logged for memory purposes. Earlier in the year, we had signed up my daughter for a 1-month on-campus summer program at Ringland School of Art and Design. They canceled the program two months before she was to start because of COVID19.

What a bummer! So we had airline tickets to go down there and we decided to make a quick trip down there anyway. We made it down there, ate some good Cuban food, explored the Keys, spent an inordinate amount of time at the beaches (Siesta Key and Coquina Beach were my favorites), I ended up in the emergency room, discovered a new (but old) artist, and had an all-around great time.

Would I move there? Nope. It's filled with right-wing whackjobs. There was a weird incident where an armed security guard was asking about the race of my partner. He was wondering if she was Korean, to which I replied she was an American. While I don't think this was a potentially violent encounter - nothing happened - I had to diffuse the situation with humor and bid the man "a good evening."

Trump held one of his whiny rallies a day after we left. I'm glad we left when we did because I don't think I could've dealt with a concentration of anti-vaccine nutbags in one localized area.