Rise and Nye’s and The Ringling

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This week’s 🎉Adventure Friday🎉 took us to a great place – Rise and Nye’s in Sarasota, FL.

“At Rise & Nye’s, we provide secure, successful jobs which in turn help our employees form meaningful friendships with their peers; live independently; improve their public speaking, develop self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued and included by society. We celebrate and honor their special abilities!”

It was such a joy to be welcomed by their friendly staff. Awesome coffees and homemade ice cream – so so good! The beignets are on our list for next time 😉. They are doing such great things for their community, and we LOVE supporting their mission.

Our next stop was The Ringling Museum of Art. What an amazing place – so much more than we expected!

It was a gorgeous day to explore The Museum of Art and the gardens. An amazing collection of many styles of art – way more than we could see in a day!

The Ca d’ Zan, home of John and Mable Ringling, is beautifully maintained. You can just imagine the parties they hosted the roaring 1920s!

The David F. Bolger Playspace is a great outdoor play area with lots of shade and picnic tables and right next to a food truck, if you’ve got the munchies. A great place to let the kids run around!

The museum website is full of information, virtual galleries and educational activities!

Thanks for stopping by. We wish you many happy adventures! Let us know of some of your favorite places in the Tampa Bay area! (or anywhere – we love to travel!)