Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peace River Trip

We spent Saturday at the Peace River looking for shark's teeth. If you haven't been it's a really unique(and a little strange) trip.  You have to have the right tools: sifters and shovels- And I would recommend a chair. Especially since my husband insisted we bring some- I said I didn't need it. Although he kept asking me if I wanted one- I kept saying no.Well, he brought one for himself. Although the kids and I used it more than he could.  I had to finally break down at the river and admit he was right I was wrong- I hate that! :)
We park at Brownville Park Campgrounds. It's East off of 17, past Arcadia.

Water level at about a ft. so perfect for digging

Canoes are available to rent

 This is what we found. Some shark teeth, fossilized bones & wood.

 Now don't get me wrong I really had fun with this However- I'm way too beachy to be in that river. I'll do it again if the kids want, but normally you'll find me on the white sand with the salty air!
Have a great week!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Little Hickory Island

Summer break is almost here for Lee County. I've got 10 days until the kids are out of school. I have to get in some quiet beach-time before then! Went to Little Hickory yesterday.

I wasn't finding too many keepers until I got to the second jetty area. Big shell pile! yay me!

Lots of worm shells & jingles

These will go great in my "shell top" collection
                                             Beautiful day at the beach!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Khakifish Signs

 Good news in Ft.Myers with Khakifish Signs! Key West Traders is now carrying my signs on their website. Along with the signs they have a great selection of t-shirts and other beach gear!
If you haven't seen my signs, just click on my fb link or etsy link.
If you don't see something you like, just let me know because I also personalize the signs. 
Have a great week-

Times Square- FMB

Times Square: Food/Drinks/The Pier/The Beach. What else do you need? It's all here.

Plaka Restaurant- Greek Food  

It's always fun to walk out on the pier. The shop has drinks and snacks if you need anything.
FMB Pier

Tucked away in the shade: Umbrella Drinks! Cheers!!

Fort Myers Beach- In the library

I stopped in the library on Ft.Myers Beach just because I had never been in before. On the second floor, in the back corner they have all the old Beach Bulletins. I snapped a few pictures out of one until I got a not-so-friendly-look from some guy trying to read. (I'll admit it, my camera is a little noisy!) I did leave soon after ! :)
Look at these prices!

Most Modern on the Beach! How funny.

I'm going to have to find out if they still do this

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fort Myers Beach/ Part 1

The is the best parking lot- right by the beach
I spent a few hours the other day walking around Ft.Myers Beach. It's really a fun & quirky kind of place. I don't really go there often because it's not so great for shelling. But for restaurants/bars & shopping, it's cool.

Have you ever walked up to the top of the bridge? I did it! I was really freaked out though and would not recommend it! I'll stick to driving it from now on.
View from the the top

We're never far from fresh seafood!

I  like older homes with some character. Not the big tacky mansions.
Perfect! And walking distance to the beach.
One day I'm sure these old cottages will be torn down- either hurricanes or developers- but I think they are really great.

Display Tables

Has a glass top- Ready to show off your shells

Ex. of Blue, but he does yellow & green as well

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How Could I be so CLUELESS!?!?!

Glad to be back!
Now, I really should not admit this but here goes. First a little back story:
We moved from Tx. 10 years ago to SW Florida.  I was 8 miles from Sanibel so I was on the beach all the time. When my son was in 1st grade and at school, I'd take my 2 yr. old over and enjoy the beaches. Then I'd push her  in her stroller until she was asleep and I'd go shelling! It was great. Coming from growing up around Galveston Island I really didn't know one shell from the other- it's pretty much "driveway-shells" on those beaches. Well, I certainly didn't know the names of shells here, but I knew they were something special! So, I'd collect everything I liked, clean them up and stick them in a jar. Now, fast forward to 10 yrs. later. My dad needed some shells for these cool display tables he makes and asked me to look thru my jars to see if there was anything he could use. Well, when I found this I was speechless!  I must have found this Junonia before I knew what a great find it would be!  Even get my picture in the paper on Sanibel (which I'm still shooting for).
It's pretty thin and busted- but who cares?

4 1/2 " long
 So, I have moved it out of it's hiding place and will really be on the hunt for a Junonia now!!

Have a great week-  and let me know your best find.