Oranges, Drum Circles, Fire Tables, Expos and a Half Marathon, my weekend in pics.

Hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend. We are in Venice. We came down Friday with my in-laws and are having a blast. Here’s a little recap of the weekend in pictures….

Nokomis Groves

First stop is Nokomis Groves for 40 pounds of oranges and grapefruit…I kid you not!

And you cannot leave the Groves without Orange and Vanilla Ice Cream!  It taste just like a creamsicle.  I would share but it's long gone...

And you cannot leave the Groves without Orange and Vanilla Ice Cream! It taste just like a creamsicle. I would share but it’s long gone…

Lakewood Ranch

Saturday Morning, we headed out to Lakewood Ranch….

Lakewood Ranch

I think this is the clubhouse for Lakewood Ranch, but I couldn’t get over the bar…it was pretty awesome.

Suncoast Half

Entering the Expo for the Active Suncoast Half Marathon!

Suncoast Half Marathon expo

The expo for the Suncoast half was small but very personal and I loved it.

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

After the Expo, we headed to the Nokomis Drum Circle. If you ever come to Venice or Casey Key, this is a do not miss!

Drum Circle

There are bellydancers and hula hoopers and some people who really can’t dance at all and sort of spaz out all over. I like watching them all.

shells and sharks teeth

There are tons of shells on the beach and even prehistoric sharks teeth.

Sailboats

There were 5 or 6 sailboats out this evening.

drum circle

There were hundreds of people who came out for the drum circle.

sunset

The sunset was beautiful however, my picture taking skills need some work.

POPS Grill

After the drum circle we headed to Pop’s on the water for some serious carbs.

We ate outside around the fire table while watching the band.

We ate outside around the fire table while watching the band.

Pops

MacGyver and Mom and Dad.

Too many Coronas later, time to end the night...

Too many Coronas later, time to end the night…

This morning, I woke up at 3AM, headed down to Lakewood Ranch and just a little after 9am, I completed my first half marathon and first race of the year!

Suncoast Half Marathon

Suncoast Half Marathon

I’ll do a full recap later but for now, I’m a bit tired, a bit under the weather, and hella hungry!

Did you run a race this weekend? How was it?

8 thoughts on “Oranges, Drum Circles, Fire Tables, Expos and a Half Marathon, my weekend in pics.

  1. I can almost taste that orange and vanilla ice cream through my monitor, Yum! Congrats on your first race of the year. Can’t wait to see your recap. My first race isn’t till March, so I’m living races vicariously through all the blogs I read.

    • Good luck on your first race, at least you have some time to train…I need to work on my training…I tend to over commit, 🙂 And that ice cream is the best!

  2. Looks like a great day!! A beautiful one too! Looking forward to your race recap! I ran my first race of the year, a 5k virtual race. I posted about it under “Making some changes”.
    That ice creams looks so good! I ate really bad this weekend so I’m sick of bad foods for a while. I love the colors on your race “bling”.

    • Congrats on your 5k and don’t worry I ate really, really bad this weekend too. Maybe we can motivate each other to do better 🙂

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