Siesta Key Shops & Restaurants
Got up at 07:30 having had a very disturbed nights sleep again – I don’t know why but I have not slept well on this holiday. Wrote the blog and then put on the TV to get a weather forecast which wasn’t particularly promising. Jan got up soon after and we had a TV breakfast watching another ancient episode of Perry Mason. As the weather forecast wasn’t good we decided to stay at the villa and sunbathe by the pool until the rain came. By 12:30 the rain had still not materialised so Jan suggested heading off to Siesta Key which has just been voted the number 1 beach in America. On the way there we had a few spots of rain but by the time we arrived 30 mins later the weather was lovely. I managed to park the car next to the coffee shop which is a favourite of ours (no chance of losing it this time!). We had a good look round the village this time because we are thinking of staying here next year. We registered with a local lettings agent and she said she could get us a good deal on a beach side villa. The sand on the beach is so soft and white, no wonder it got voted number 1. We stopped at a roadside bar called Gilligan’s for about an hour and had a few drinks which was very pleasant. We then headed back to Bradenton for our first visit of the holiday to Chili’s. The rain threatened briefly – there was a beautiful rainbow as we entered the car park but nothing came our way. They have a permanent happy hour so Jan and I both had large Margaritas – Jan’s was mango flavoured and mine raspberry – wonderful. The food was excellent too. We then headed off to the villa for an early night as tomorrow we are planning to go to Busch Gardens again to take advantage of our free admission.