Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Back Up to the Bar!

We are in Sarasota because we’re presenting a Cloud Computing seminar to the Sarasota PC User Group tonight.  When I consulted my AllStays Camp & RV app on my Droid smartphone, I noticed an Elks lodge with RV parking just about a mile away from our seminar location!  Cool.  Staying at Elks’ Lodges is fun because you have a restaurant and bar right next to you.  This one is cooler yet in that there is a Tiki Bar – and that’s right where the RV parking spots are!  Unfortunately it’s only open on Fridays and we’ll be leaving on Thursday.

Back up to the Bar!  Sarasota Elks Lodge - Tiki Bar
Back up to the Bar! Sarasota Elks Lodge - Tiki Bar

We’re also just a few miles from what is touted as the Best Beach in the Nation.  We got parked about 4:30, so we took a drive to the beach for sunset.  I’m so glad we did!  Happy Birthday Jim! 

Boardwalk to the beach at Siesta Key Sarasota
Boardwalk to the beach at Siesta Key Sarasota

This sunset is just for you!

Sunset on Siesta Key in Sarasota.  Jim's birthday 2013
Sunset on Siesta Key in Sarasota. Jim's birthday 2013

 

Relax and Enjoy
Relax and Enjoy

 

We weren't the only ones enjoying the sunset.
We weren't the only ones enjoying the sunset.

 

Cool spot.  When we got home, we shuffled over to the main bar and had a delicious dinner at the Elks lodge.  Unfortunately, they were out of birthday cake! We had to settle for cheesecake.  We learned that the main kitchen guy just had a baby the day before.  We also met John and Jim, long time Sarasota Elks Lodge members.  It’s always a party when you stay at the Elks.  A couple glasses of wine finished off our celebration, then we just walked around the corner to home.

Our site at the Sarasota Elks Lodge
Our site at the Sarasota Elks Lodge

We’re hoping to have time before we leave on Thursday to visit the Ringling Circus Museum and Mansion too.

1 comment:

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Happy Birthday Jim! If you really had your heart set on going to the Tiki Bar couldn't your rig have imaginary starter trouble like the 24 hour kind. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.