Thursday, April 30, 2009

Greetings from Florida

We're having a great week in Sanibel Florida. It's my first trip to Florida and the weather couldn't be more perfect! We've had sunshine and 90 degrees with low humidity every day. I have always loved the beach and am awestruck by the beauty and power of the ocean.

This is a view of the water from the condo where we're staying.

Here's the view of the pool from our condo.

We've been getting excellent seafood here and this is in front of McT's Shrimp House. One thing that I've noticed here when we've gone out to eat is that both times I've ordered iced tea that it's been served unsweetened. So I don't know exactly where the southern sweet tea line stops, but it's not here! Most of the places we've ordered tea in the south have always been served sweet. Luckily I can drink it either way.

My sister-in-law and her husband who were so wonderful to invite us along for this adventure!

Hubby and me just hanging out at the condo.

This is a photo looking towards Naples.

The beach is full of shells. I've collected a nice sized bag of shells I'll use for decorating and tablescaping this summer. I've gotten some really pretty ones - this is a great beach for beachcombing - but they do make it hard for a barefoot walk on the beach!

A look at the condo coming back from the beach.

Love the palm trees!

Flowers blooming here.

Some more Florida foleige. Can't believe that we're leaving soon - but we'll be leaving with some wonderful memories of a fun and relaxing week.
See ya - and "wish you were here!"


  1. It looks beautiful! Have a great time!

  2. Hi Martha, Last time I went to Sanibel and Captiva, I was 7 months pregnant! LOL My son is almost, I sound old! They are famous for their shell covered beaches. When we were there, we met a man who was picking up shells to make jewelry from them. Beautiful place...Have fun!
    P.S. Love the pic of you and your DH! :-)

  3. Look how cute you look! I am glad you are having a great time. I knew you would.

  4. The thing about Florida is that it really isn't "Southern" even though it's technically in the South. Glad you are having fun.

  5. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. The only problem is this 90 degree + weather doesn't leave till after Halloween. I love looking for seashells hope you find some nice ones.

  6. I'm so envious! I know you'll continue to have a wonderful time.

  7. Glad your are having such a wonderful trip! Sweet tea forevah!!! I really resent having to specify "sweet" tea - I liked when that was a given. :D Jewel

  8. This is beautiful; and I can't wait till June when we are at the ocean. Doesn't is just make you feel like you are in another world when you are near the massive ocean? I have been to Naples. My husband's niece lives there and her mother. Have a safe trip home and I can't wait to see those sea shell tablescapes.

  9. Sounds like you're having lots of fun! I love seafood so I'm jealous of your fare.

    Thansk for the sympathies on the loss of my Gizzy. He will always be missed but Rudy is helping me to deal w/ it.

  10. Hi Martha! Oh, I know you're having a fun time and I'm missing you! I'll post about the wonderful gifts you sent me next week! I'm so behind!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)