Ryan and I have loved every minute here in Sarasota.
With nighttime beach walks with views like this, how could you not!?
The only bad part about coming to Sarasota and walking along Siesta Key beach is that I immediately slip into vacation mode and want to stay here and relax for a good week.
Ryan’s mom even prepared my favorite meal for dinner. I call this meal my “birthday dinner” because it’s the dinner I request on my birthday.
My birthday dinner always includes lots of shellfish and crab legs and that’s just what we enjoyed yesterday.
She also made creamed corn using a recipe from the fantastic Paula Deen that I basically wanted to bathe in because it was so good!
And her watermelon salad is one I hope to recreate at home… as soon as we have a home.
Watermelon + Arugula + Feta cheese + Olive Oil + Salt
No meal at my mother in law’s house is complete without dessert!
Bring on the cheesecake!
This cheesecake was delicious and the crust had a hint of cinnamon flavor in it which was a nice touch.
After dinner we all went for a long walk along the beach.
The timing of our walk ended up being perfect because right as we were about to turn to walk back to our car, the sun slipped under the horizon.
And yes, that sailboat really did cross in front of the sun at that exact moment. It was gorgeous.
We rounded out the evening with ice cream and more cheesecake when we arrived home (okay, so Ryan and I were the only ones who had ice cream). It really feels like we’re on vacation! I hope I can snap out of vacation mode and into productive reality tomorrow!