Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feeling Much Better

I think Florida tried to take me out. After I left my friends, Larry and Jane, I went to the campground I had booked until January 24, 2014.  The intention is to get my finances in order and explore. What happened is that I got very sick and I am not sure if it was the humidity or what, I just know that I felt awful.   On top of that, I stepped on a fire ant hill while setting up and both my ankles got bitten.  My ankles looked like elephant ankles with little white knots. I was in pure misery for days. The other bad thing is that the Wi-Fi here is very inconsistent.  I have had to use my Mi-Fi more and have already used up almost all my data plan until the 19th. This just won't do.

Yesterday, I decided to get out because I felt better but still a little weak.  I really needed a change of scenery. The people here at this campground are very nice but their idea of fun is bingo and shuffleboard. I decided to go to the Salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg because a friend really was impressed when he went. The museum exhibit spans his entire career from 1904 to 1989.  The building opened in 2011 to house his works and tell his story. The collection shows 96 paintings, photos, sculpture, original drawings, and manuscripts.

The building which is a piece of art itself, was designed by Yan Weyrmouth

The building is a simple rectangle

 that from it erupts a large geodesic glass bubble made up of 1062 triangles and none are the same exact size.

  Inside the building is a helical staircase that you can take to the exhibit from the first floor (or take the elevator.)

Looking out of the triangle windows you can see a beautiful garden and waterfront.

Unfortunately, you can not take pictures of the exhibits but they are very amazing.  He was either mad or his imagination was out of this world.

As I was leaving the shopping area, I saw this car that water was flowing in the inside.  In the front was a diver in full gear and in the back was a lady.

What a fun time.  Well worth the trip.

Now that I feel better and have started riding my bike to get my strength back, it is time to see what I can get into..... air boat ride, sky diving, zip line, or what about a picnic by a lake?


Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Louise,
Hope you are feeling better now. I really am enjoying following your blog as you travel along and meet such interesting people. Hank and I will be in St. Augustine visiting Fred & Anita Dec. 7 - 13...hope we'll see you!

Heather said...

Hi Louise! I hope you're feeling better! I'm Heather and I just have a quick question about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com I would greatly appreciate it!