Now that our bellies were full we decided to had out by car and explore the local area before it got dark.
We headed to downtown Venice.
We explored a bit more by car until it was too dark, then headed back to camp for a quiet evening with a movie and snacks.
On Saturday, we headed out bright and early to explore as much as possible before we headed to Port Charlotte to see the Tampa Bay Rays play their first game of Spring Training.
We drove through Venice and as far as Punta Gorda. Punta Gorda was really quaint and cute...must go back! We also saw some very nice beaches...we will have to go back and spend some more time in some of these spots!
After leaving the game we headed out to find Matlacha, a funky beach town I had read about in Coastal Living magazine. If you blinked, you missed it, but it was a cool town. We found a great place to eat at and checked out some of the shops and local neighborhoods on the outskirts of downtown. I love communities where every house is on a canal! So cool!
We are looking forward to our big trip in April!
Misi and Dave