Tuesday, August 10, 2010

weekend at the beach

This past weekend, we took the girls to our favorite beach location - Lido Key in Sarasota. We love it there. We did this last year and decided it was going to be our yearly "last week before school" time away with the girls. We stay at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel and like last year, we even stayed in the same room! Although the hotel is somewhat dated, it is clean and offers the best spot on the beach with a very friendly staff and plenty to do. We had a great time this year with beautiful weather. The girls enjoy playing in the sand and swimming in the water. This year, we even got to see a manatee swim by! The hotel also has two pools which we make use of usually after dinner. Here are some pics - hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed our time away!
Kaylee (being a cheese) and Jennah

The view from our room. I love that we can see the pool AND the beach.