Wouldn’t it be a treat to begin every morning with a three mile walk on the beach?
After breakfast, my mom, sister and I walked to and from the lighthouse at the end of Sanibel Island and agreed that moving our legs and smelling the salty air was one heck of a way to start the day.
Right when we walked onto the beach, we noticed a crowd of people staring out at the water and immediately saw a dolphin!
We leisurely walked to the lighthouse and back and saw starfish, sand dollars, sting rays and more.
When we arrived back at the condo, we were ready to head out and explore.
Before lunch, we walked around the Sanibel Arts & Crafts Fair.
My sister and I got a big kick out of Conni Togel’s “Sheep Incognito” booth. She incorporated sheep into all of her work and many of her paintings were quite tongue-in-cheek and made us laugh! She gave me permission to share her work with you guys on the blog and I think that those of you share my love for puns will get a kick out of her paintings.
Here is her “Haulin’ Ass” painting:
Apparently a lot of people like to buy the “Passing Gas” painting to display in their bathrooms which made us laugh!
She also had a lot of really adorable sheep-themed paintings that I thought would look cute in a nursery, like her “Little Bundle of Boy” print below.
Once we were done walking around the art fair, my mom, sister, grandma and I walked to The Island Cow restaurant for lunch.
The restaurant has a fun, eclectic atmosphere and we had a good time looking around after we placed our orders.
For my main meal, I ordered the sesame tuna salad and it was fantastic! The glaze on top of the fish was wonderful and the tuna was cooked perfectly. I’d order it again in a heartbeat!
After lunch, we drove back to the condo and headed out to the pool to read and relax.
It was rather chilly yesterday, so I ended up reading by the pool in a fleece jacket, but it was still nice to be outside. My sister and I are both reading Blackberry Winter and had fun talking about it last night.
We came back inside around 5 p.m. and got sucked into a Downton Abbey marathon. My mom and grandma watched the first episode two days ago on NetFlix and gave us a brief overview so we were all caught up. I wasn’t sure what I’d think of it, but I think it’s safe to say I am hooked!
Professor McGonagall Maggie Smith is a hoot!
For dinner, we got take out from Gramma Dots!
The four of us shared two grouper sandwiches and two orders of peel-and-eat shrimp. Their homemade chips were sprinkled with the most delicious seasonings and we couldn’t get enough of them!
It was a wonderful Saturday in Sanibel.
I’m sad we’re leaving today, but it was such a treat to be able to spend quality time with my grandma, mom and sister.
See ya from Ocala!