But compared to most, we've been lucky. In between rainstorms and some chilly weather, we've had some lovely days of sunshine and warmth. I don't mind the cooler weather - I love it when I have to pull on warm socks and a sweater! I even wore my UGG boots to yoga last week :).
On one of those gorgeous chilly but sunny days, we went to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. On Mondays, you can tour the art museum and grounds for free. There is a charge for going in the circus museum and the mansion, so we didn't do those. In any case, the art museum and grounds were plenty for one day!
The Ringlings were art collectors extraordiare. We are talking about Renaissance paintings by masters like Peter Paul Rubens and many others. These are GIANT works that will take your breath away and the museum is HUGE! Here, let me give you a taste:
Some of the roses in bloom:
The Ringling Museum is easy to find by following the directions on their website. Parking is free and ample. Afterward, we went over to St. Armand's Square for lunch. That's an easy five minute or so drive. This LINK will take you to the Ringling website where you can find out everything you need to know!