As I’m revamping my site…I came across this post I neglected to post while on my 6-week road trip adventure…so…a break in the regular telecasting… Tarpon Springs is another quaint and historic town in Florida! Through the years I’ve visited … Continue reading
A couple of days ago my friends–April & Wayne–and I were at Fort Myers Beach to listen to one of Wayne’s favorite bands at the Holiday Inn, which is situated on the beach. Being a local, he knows where to … Continue reading
Yesterday, April and I had a great day at the Fort Myers Beach! While I was taking a dip in the ocean, I looked up at April and she looked as big as the buildings. It reminded me of the movie that Darrel Hannah was in where she was a giant. It also got me to thinking of how that applies to life and people–how everyone’s perspective is unique to them–shaped by events and people in their lives.
While taking a walk along the beach (which is on my left), I thought this scene of houses and a bit of inlet water was quite pretty.
On our walk, there were plenty of shells to examine and decide which ones were keepers. Here’s April on the hunt…
She found this nice spiral…
I love how the water sparkles like diamonds when the sun hits it, so I asked April to make some magic….
There is magic all around us if we open our eyes!
My friends — April and Wayne — were such fun when I asked them to dance and shake the maracas before we went out for dinner! April is in her early 40′s…don’t you think she’s “hot”? She’s very athletic…in fact she’s out jogging right now as I do this post. She rides a Harley, runs in charity events, bought a boat recently (so she skis)…practices yoga and is a certified holistic health coach (or something like that)!
Of course, Wayne, the guy — has to take it to the next level — juggling with them! And he does it quite well! Isn’t he cute! Wayne is also quite amazing! He’s won awards in his age group (which is still the Fabulous 50′s) for swimming. He swam 12 miles around Key West last year!! He turned me on to the Yoga place here in Fort Myers. He’s also almost single!
Hopefully, we’ve entertained you!
Stay tuned for the next installment of fun!
I think some of the best Yoga I’ve experienced is right here in Fort Myers at Fort Myers Fitness 24/7 and it’s only $5.00 (what a deal). I usually do “Hot” Yoga (where the room is 100 degrees) in Cincinnati. I’ve been a few times during the three weeks I’ve been visiting here from Cincinnati and LOVE the instructor. He has a calm presence and voice and explains every move in a fluid fashion and you know you’re working your body and becoming more aware of everything!
This is after class…just posin’ for all of you!
I asked the instructor if he would do a move or two for my blog…
If you haven’t given Yoga a try or its been a long time…I strongly urge you to go. It’s one of the best forms of exercise and will help keep you looking and feeling younger for the rest of your life! There was a lady in the class that was at least 100 lbs. over weight…so it doesn’t matter what shape you start out in! I’ve run a half-marathon, hike, and a multitude of other activities and feel that this gives the best return—both physically and mentally!
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After spending the day on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, I understand why people fall in love with them! Sherry and I stopped at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and hiked a mile around the perimeter loop.
We were on the look-out for alligators…which made it more exciting!
We didn’t see much wildlife because it was the middle of the day. A couple of birds and some turtles!
Sanibel Island is about 12 miles long…so after driving through Sanibel we arrived at Captiva Island. This house caught our eye.
When we arrived to the Allison Hagerup Beach on Captiva, we were prepared to pay the $2.00 per hour fee to park. Unfortunately, I didn’t take my time to read the screen thoroughly and inserted $20.00 and chose the two hour option, before reading the “No change provided” sign on the screen. The irony of this is that I had just chastised my husband a few days earlier for not picking the correct number of hours for our stay.
We took a couple of long walks and I was even able to convince Sherry to brave the chilly water and enter up to her waist.
We timed it just right and arrived to Mucky Ducks at 4:30pm to snag a table on the patio and add our name on the list to be seated for dinner by the windows for the sunset at 5:00pm.
We split the Seafood Platter and a slice of Key Lime Pie!!
We’re getting used to seeing palm trees and Christmas trees next to each other!
What can I say!!
Sherry leaves tomorrow and then my friend April arrives on Thursday. Let’s see how much longer I can find new, fun and interesting things to do here!!
- Frank Jackalone: With red tide on west coast and sliming of estuaries on east coast, Florida leaders failing; get Obama to enforce clean water standards (tcpalm.com)
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- Sanibel Island: Sand, Shells, and Serenity (ireport.cnn.com)
- Sanibel & Captiva Island Real Estate Happenings With a Chill in the Air (sanibelsusan.wordpress.com)
- Fall Weather Comes to Sanibel & Captiva Islands (sanibelsusan.wordpress.com)