Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sanibel–Captiva Island

Yesterday around 10 AM Joe, Diane, Wilma and I decided we would take the 23 mile trip to Sanibel Island and do some shelling on the beach.

The first place we stopped at was the Sanibel and Captiva welcome center. Joe and Diane have never been here before and wanted to get as much info as possible.

Wilma and I made a quick pass through the Welcome Center, then waited outside enjoying the beautiful weather of 82F.

From there Wilma directed Joe, who was driving, where her favorite shelling beach was.


Arriving just over the bridge to Captiva Island, we found there was no parking available and had to settle for her second best place to shell.


It didn’t take her but a minute or two to start shelling. It is one of her favorite things to do while here in the area.


Diane joined the fun as Joe and I sat under the shade of the umbrella’s.

She even found a live star fish! After getting this photo she took it back to the water and put it back in the Gulf to continue to grow.

After a few hours of shelling we were starving so on our way off the Islands we stopped at Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant But upon entering we would have had to wait at least 30 minutes.

So  decided we would eat off the Island at Buster’s Sports Tavern and Family Eatery.

Both Wilma and I chose the “Sliders platters”. Mine was smoked beef and onions

Wilma’s was the fish slider. DELICIOUS!
100_1550Diane had the fish slider platter also. Joe chose the burger special. I really wish I would have taken a photo as his burger was at least a 1 pounder! Everything was so delicious that Joe told the waitress to extend our compliments to the chef. She said she would and did we know who the chef was? No as we are not locals was our answer. She then told us his name, which escapes me now, and told us he was President Reagan’s private chef! How cool is that! No wonder the food was so delicious.

Later that after dinner all 6 of us went to the recreation hall to play Sequence. The hall being a little far for Kybee to walk so he was given the “Kings Ride” in his private carriage.

Another fun filled day was had by all!

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be right out there with Wilma looking for shells!