From the Lido Casino you could see all the way down the beach past Siesta Key and beyond. Giant seahorses, at least 10 feet tall, surrounded the upstairs casino. There were so many different things to do at the Lido Casino from sunbathing to getting a cabana on the beach to swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or the enormous pool. There were all kind of foods and drinks to enjoy and gift shops that sold the coolest trinkets. You could even go there to dancing all night long. Yes, that was the life I knew and was lucky to be part of.