Sunday, March 16, 2008
ANNA MARIA ISLAND ...!
It was a morning of Cool Ocean Breezes and Sandy White Beaches as I spent the last day of my vacation visiting Anna Maria Island, a small "barrier island" off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Actually, I only had time for a quick trip -- a brief stop with my parents on the way to the airport -- but sometimes a quick visit is all you need. We walked along the shore, reminisced about old times and checked out a quirky Arts and Crafts Fair featuring everything from Wall-Hangings made out of Dead Lobsters to "Face Products for Moldy-Oldy People with Turkey Neck!" The smell of the ocean was intoxicating. In retrospect, it all seems somehow appropriate given that on the first leg of my flight home I was seated directly downwind from World Wrestling Champion and American Gladiator Host Hulk Hogan who evidently rushed to the airport directly from the gym. The experience practically transported me right back to Anna Maria Island ... at Low Tide!