Subject: Re: Sarasota
It is Mote Marine Aquarium, and it had really been upgraded the last time we visited. I would make sure to do both parts. Siesta Key is one of our favorite beaches so that might be a good place to check out. The Ringling complex with the Art Museum, Circus Museum, Ringling's home is very interesting but beware the house, to me the best part, may still be closed for repairs. Check out http://ringling.org for information. The Asolo Theater in the same location has wonderful performances. For hearty, inexpensive food there are several Amish restaurants in the area. Sorry, but I don't know their names.

Sarasota is a lovely place but fairly costly in relation to other West coast places in Florida. I am a bit prejudiced but I would skip the East coast completely. Enjoy your trip to Florida!

Janet Riverview, FL