have you ever been to anna maria island, a little north of you? if so, i was wondering in "fast eddie's" restaurant, the one with the pier, is still there.
i spent many happy summers in bradenton, and on anna maria island.
i even remember when the sarasota/bradenton airport was just a small shack, and you had to get off the plane on the tarmac, usually about 125 degrees F, and walk what seemed like a half mile to get your bags.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.