March 4, 2011

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

One more photo from Ski-A-Rees.  This one, though, is about some spectators not the show.  These young ladies, in their colorful dresses, caught my eye.  Since Sarasota has an Amish community, I naturally thought they live here.  So, when I saw one of them with a DSLR camera, I struck up a conversation -- and learned a lot!  They're all 18 and 19 years old and they were visiting the Sarasota area for a week from Lancaster, Pennsylvania --- by themselves.  And, they drove here.  (Who knew?!)   One had visited Sarasota before and they all were looking forward to hitting the beach.  I happily tipped them off to the best beach in town and suggested a couple of other sites.  (They had no idea they were chatting with SRQ!)  Before leaving, I gave each of them a SDP business card so they could find the blog.   Hope you had a fun adventure!

9 comments:

Kathy said...

How nice of you to make them feel welcome in your city. I'll bet they enjoyed the sunshine and it was a welcome relief from the harsh winter in their home state.

Jim Klenke said...

The dresses have a personality of their own. I love all of the different colors.

Dina said...

Great composition on this. Love all the different prints with matching hats. Nice with the water in the background.

Lois said...

They look like they are having a grand time!

cieldequimper said...

That's a lovely photo of er... well, incredible for me!

James Mark said...

Very interesting shot and commentary.

Farmchick said...

Surprised to see the colorful dresses on them! Nice that they are out and about...by themselves!

L.D. said...

This is great. Love the colorful attire and the tradition of their culture..they're on a big adventure here..goes to show you never know until you ask!

Gunn said...

I hope they had a great time!
I find this interesting, and from the little I know (mostly via the TV) I thought they lived in a community just with people who lived the same way.
But here I am, on the other side of the ocean, and what the news tell is not always the hole truth.
Colorful dresses! A lovely shot of a group of good friends.