Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DeSoto State Park

Fort De Soto Park- located on The Gulf of Mexico marks the spot where Hernando de Soto (born 1500-died in Arkansas 1542), and his expedition landed along their extraordinary trail from 1539 -1540. Their trail which started around the tip of Florida on the west coast, wound its way up through Tampa, to Tallahassee, and finally, Pensacola
While these cardboard figures cut a very (scarey) likeness... it's kind of fun to walk the trails and happen upon these...kind of makes you startled a little!!! when you see them here and there along the walkways.
The park is just lovely...surrounded by pristine waters, it is truly a treasure to take the one mile trek around the perimeter of the park. 


 At the end of the trail is the gift shop and museum which houses a few items from the time of deSoto...
including some examples of their weapons and armor...
All in all a great day out for a nice walk (a trip back in time with renactment) and fun for young and old alike!
Cost - Free!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bollywood - Watch out!!!



Okay, well its not Bollywood, but there are pics.. promise....blogger is dragging its skinny little behind and not letting me upload new photos...but anyway...all the indian dancing (which I love) has me jonesing so bad for more bollywood style music, so besides having a little shaking of the le booteee....today...I had to buy some CD s so I can Bollywood my butt when I am house cleaning ...!!!!

More Dancing - Indian Style



































Saturday, August 10, 2013

Indian Festival

Well summer is never complete without a festival or two...and here in 
 Sarasota and Bradenton, or Manasota.....today was no exception ....with the fabulous Indian Festival...
above is a hand painted peacock image...and you know how much I love me some peacock images....
 This lovely Namaste poster for the event was created by a local High School female student...it is very clever and lovely!
 The stage before the festivities begin.....
The festival gets under way with announcements and history...


 The beautiful young ladies lead a prayer to Ganesh....

 Lamps are lit to bless the event.
 This lady performed a poem and a dance as tribute to the gods of the Himalayas




 I loved the energy and dance of these Punjab style dancers...so energetic and so coordinated










This is post # 1 - will work on posting more of the pics of the rest of the event...dances...and more.and dont forget to check back soon for a very special giveway competition...the kind where you don't have buy anything and there really is a prize!!