Beautiful Siesta Key, FL

We went to Siesta Key for a family vacation the week before Thanksgiving.  We left after lunch and arrived right as the Broken Egg opened for breakfast... 7AM!  We were pretty tired the first day, but the kids were ready to go to the Beach!  We spent the week playing on the beach!  We also checked our favorites off the list: had coffee & tea at Lelu's, ice cream at Big Olaf's, pizza at Solorzano's, subs from Munchies and lobster bisque from The Hub.  New discoveries were the beautiful trees, birds and trails at Red Bug Slough Preserve in Sarasota and fossilized shark teeth along the shores of Caspersen Beach.  What a great trip!!!
We met some nice people that insisted that we get a family picture before we left for home!  The kids had a week of hard playing and were exhausted!  This was the final night sunset... so beautiful!

Look at that sand! So soft! 
Beach play all day :)

All Ian wanted to play was dump trucks and chase seagulls

Pretty bird at the Red Bug Slough Preserve in Sarasota

watched the sunset with Owen at Caspersen Beach while hunting for fossilized shark teeth 

Cool rocky shore at Caspersen Beach

Awesome new playground at Siesta Key Beach

Attempting to pretend surf

Our shark teeth haul

Using our cheap sifters to find shark teeth on the shore

Eva making soups, cupcakes and cookies... the Sand Cafe

Metal Detecting at Siesta Key... Only found a dime and some tent stakes

In training

Owen videotaping the big machines tearing down the huge sand castles