Silhouetts at Sunset ~ July 4, 2009 ~ God Bless America

Today as we celebrated Independence Day in America, Anna Maria Island held her patriotic head up high and paid tribute to our country as only an Island should!  For some of us that participated in the full day’s activities it began very early decorating our floats and cars that would toss candy and beads to the awaiting visitors and locals that lined the streets. We started at Coquina Beach and ended at Bay Front Park at the north end.
With the mid-day heat hovering around mid-90’s we welcomed the hoses along the way that cooled us! The crowd was a mass of red, white and blue the entire length of the route. Music was blaring from many of the floats and the crowd and floaters took patriotism to a whole new level!  The afternoon was spent swimming at the beach and you could smell the aroma of barbecue as it filled the air. By night fall it was time to flood the beaches to catch the sunset and eagerly await the fireworks extravaganza displayed by the Sandbar Restaurant. The sunset was almost a fireworks show in itself. You could see sparklers waving in the air adding to the illumination at twilight. Then just after 9:00 the skies came alive  as we all sat in our beach chairs watching the colors dance across the sky over the Gulf of Mexico.  This was an ending to a perfect day and one that will be remembered by all as we turned our tired little toes up and slipped into slumber. Anna Maria Island rocks!!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ ~ Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas feel free to call me with all of  your real estate needs. If you want to become one of the locals celebrating just such a day as this maybe it is time for you to seriously consider owning your own home in one of the loveliest communities on the Gulf Coast of Florida! It just doesn’t get any better than this!




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