At 3:00, you may be ready to adjourn to “celestial” shopping at St. Armand’s Circle, an island shopping center, unique in concept, history, and beauty which provides an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world. Set amidst a tropical paradise, St. Armand's is an enchanting circle of fine shops and gourmet restaurants. Lush tropical plantings, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design skillfully contribute to an international atmosphere of friendly warmth, enduring elegance, and timeless style. Relax in the restaurants and explore the shops ~ from trinkets to treasures, gourmet snacks to candlelight feasts.
The shops are upscale and pricey, but it's a fun way, nonetheless, to spend the late afternoon window shopping and people watching. There is something at "the circle" for everyone from casual to fine dining, sidewalk cafes & pubs to ice cream or fudge dessert treat. Consider visiting this website to learn about some of the most favored ones.
About 5:45, we will jauntily climb--likely due to our thinner wallets--aboard our bus to snooze our way home, with pleasant memories--and those libations--swimming in our dreams.
Does this look familiar? We had planned to visit here in June, but were rained out. Therefore, we're again offering you the opportunity to visit this lovely area.
Let’s Journey South to
Lido Beach (Sarasota) and St. Armand's Circle
I/we would like to go to Lido Beach with the BBC on August 5th. Enclosed is my $25 check (pp).
Print your name(s): __________________________________________________________________________________
I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________
I/we still have a credit with the BBC and I would like to use that credit. _________
I/we wish to rent chairs/umbrellas Yes/No ________ # of chairs _________ (No money is being collected at this time for these rentals.
Lido Beach & St. Armand's Circle
|Sept 18-21||Florida Panhandle|
|October 2||Quarterly meeting @ Seabreeze Rec Center 7PM|
If snack-bar food doesn’t suit you, you could simply walk next door to the Lido Beach Resort, relax at their Gulf-front Tiki Bar, and choose from a tempting menu of satisfying sandwiches, salads and appetizers along with tropical libations.
2017 Beach Trips
Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162
Monday, August 21st
from 8:30am - 8:30pm
Our non-shoppers (of the male persuasion?) may either go with us at 3:00 to relax at one of the many outdoor cafes and women watch (How dare they!!!) or they can be picked up at the beach closer to the dinner hour.
We’re looking forward to finally basking in warm water at Lido Beach, located on Lido Key on the coast of Sarasota. There are lifeguards 7 days a week year-round protecting beachgoers on more than 3,000 feet of pristine white sand.
If you’d prefer, you could instead stroll the shore line, discover beautiful shells, relax with a good book, and/or join in an interesting conversation. Lido Beach's amenities include rest rooms, concessions, a gift shop, and beach umbrella and chair rentals ($7 per chair, $12 per umbrella). The Seabreeze concession (below) serves very good and reasonably priced food. Not your typical beach concession; all food is cooked to order. We have specifically requested that they serve their famed lobster rolls in addition to their hot and cold sandwiches, burgers and dogs. The concession also offers beer & wine. The only restriction on alcohol is no glass containers are permitted on the beach. You can also call in your food order ahead of time (941-388-0400) from the comfort of your beach chair. As always, you are welcomed to bring your lunch from home.
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Liability Waiver: The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club. Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. This will only need to be done one time; not yearly as in the past. Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip.
If this trip interests you, print the reservation form (click on green button below) and mail it along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $25 per person to the address below. On August 5th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status.