We drove down to Sarasota to spend time with Foos’ great grandparents before they went back up to Massachusetts for the spring/summer. They are my ex-husband’s grandparents and I am very close to them. They were there for me when my marriage fell apart, and helped me out in immeasurable ways when I had to scratch the life I had imagined and start anew. Grandma and Pepaw are like fairy godparents and real grandparents all rolled in to one. They are very special and important people to me, and they are in love with my daughter.

This was our second trip there, but the first one where we really got a sense of the place. We spent some time at the Mote Aquarium, which I think i was more excited about than my kid. We had lunch at an amazing Cuban place, where we got the shank eye from our waitress for only ordering appetizers on super busy Easter Sunday (the guilt was real). We walked around the Marie Selby Botanical Garden, but didn’t actually go in because it cost a lot of money and we were in a hurry. It was beautiful anyway, and we plan on making it one of our stops the next time we visit.


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Photos: Seth


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