Woke up in Casablanca for the first time (aka my vans name after Miami) around 7am in a garage parking lot. I was soon to go try out my new bike and new exercise routine that Mike had given me (http://www.mikesglobalplayground.com/). The people of Naples didn’t seem to like my bike or my new exercise routine so I decided to take it to the beach off the main pier and do some handstands and get to my inner animal. Today was a car day for the most part with a lofty goal. Not knowingly I was going to visit 3 mad geniuses and have a day of college art learning. I first visited the winter homes of Edison and Ford in Ft. Meyers where I just fell deeply in love with the mad genius of Thomas Alva Edison, he invented everything, electric this, electric that, light bulb, phonograph, etc. etc. etc. I found it so super interesting that his electric car ideas are still obviously where we should be going. So funny that the old way seems to be the best way. We never learn to do we. I left Edison’s place and headed to Sarasota to go to the Ringling Brother’s museum. My friend Jef Judin told me about how interesting Sarasota was because it was the winter home for all the circuses in the country and he wasn’t lying, it was such a cool place where all the performers, animals, by the hundreds of train loads would end up on the beach in Sarasota. So interesting and beautiful! Had two awesome interviews, one with James who was 18 and from Sarasota about to graduate and Gertrude, who was from Sarasota and of Greek descent. Watched another glorious sunset and sadly once the sun goes down most everything closes. I really wanted to make it up to St. Petersburg to the Dali museum (another Florida oddity in that they have more than 60 percent of his work in a random town). But that didn’t happen but another random thing did. My youngest cousin Brett found out I was going to be near Tampa and he was flying down to Clearwater, Florida to chill for a week. I went north of Tampa to a crazy little beach resort and hung out with Nancy from beach, Ryan from Canada, Anastacia and Alena from Bulgaria and Greece (Boston), and a load of other Florida crazies till way late in the night. Getting up and going forth is going to be a challenge tomorrow!
Cool pix, Josh. Keep ’em comin’!
Banyan trees–I so well remember seeing them the times we lived in Florida when I was a little girl. Love your fascination with signs, Josh! Thanks for including them in your photo array. No hot dogs does seem quite odd, though. Is the other one the instructions on where to put your hands to get them dried by one of those jet-powered-seeming-air-dryers? I love to watch the skin on my hands flutter in the force. Thanks to for the photo of the Ringling Bros. As a mom on sons, I love that! And who wouldn’t fall completely under the spell of Edison.