Mike, our new maintenance manager, gets the lowdown on Charlie’s new car!
Guess who surprised us by stopping by last week to show us his new baby?
Charlie decided to put some “vroom vroom vroom” in his retirement … by buying a classic 1968 “Fathom Blue” Chevy Malibu!
Both car and owner looked wonderful, and it was a treat to see each of them. » Read more
Photo from Visit Florida
U.S. News & World Report recently published their round-up of “50 Cheap Tropical Vacations to Take This Year,” listing destinations that feature “affordable accommodations, incredible scenery and more.”
Sanibel Island is included as an “underrated Florida destination that will give you a taste of the tropics without having to leave the country.” » Read more
August 4, 2021: Great American Outdoors Day at the Refuge
August 4 marks the first celebration of Great American Outdoors Day across federal lands. It is now one of six fee-free days the government has designated throughout the year. “Ding” Darling also celebrates with the unveiling of a spotting scope engineered specifically for colorblind viewers, and other free onsite activities.
Among the 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, » Read more
We recently came across Ocean Beach Bulletin, which bills themselves as a beach resource to learn about the best destinations for a seaside getaway.
Topping their list of their “8 Amazing Places to Visit in Florida” was Sanibel Island, described as follows:
Sanibel Island is known for its untouched natural beauty, pristine beaches, and 22 miles of dedicated bike paths. » Read more
Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant
“From tasting the flakiest snapper with fresh mango slaw to raising a salt-rimmed margarita kissed by local limes, nothing makes Southwest Florida dining better than a gentle breeze at your back and an eyeful of our blue-green waters. If you know where to look, there is no shortage of Gulf-side bistros, charming watering holes lining canals and stilted bungalows hunkering between mangroves on back bays.” » Read more
A “Super Fun Time” alert!
Bundle excitement, tranquility, thrills and intimacy all into one unique adventure when you operate your own 2-person catamaran through the winding and breathtaking waterways of the nearby 10,000 Islands.
Explore backwaters and beautiful mangrove tunnels aboard Craigcat powerboats. The two-person motorized catamarans are just over 11 feet long, have two side-by-side seats and a Bimini top for shade. » Read more
Photo from TheInsatiableTraveler.com
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” — John F Kennedy
Writer Susan Portnoy recently included one of our favorite pasttimes in her article “8 Cool Outdoor Adventures in Florida That Aren’t on a Beach,” recently published on TheInsatiableTraveler.com.
Sanibel Island is famous for beachcombing, » Read more
Photo from PureWow.com
We found this little nugget on PureWow.com, commenting that you haven’t truly experienced Florida’s beauty until you visit their list of gorgeous locations that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.
Sanibel Island is described as “heaven on a beach.”
They explain: “Beyond the miles of crystal-clear waters, there are thousands of patterned seashells waiting to be collected up and down the shoreline. » Read more