Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Barefoot Beach: Learning Center

In the parking lot

Trip to Barefoot beach- awesome!! We actually took the time to stop and take a look around in the learning center. The friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve have got it going on!

I had to toss some in!

The pond is amazing- this picture doesn't do it justice


Monday, July 11, 2011

Mom's Birthday Surprise

Great weekend!  My dad, sister & I surprised my mom with 2 nights on Sanibel. Since we live in Ft.Myers she is always over there anyways- her main shelling beach is Algiers/Gulf Side beach. But it was fun to go somewhere new!
The birthday girl
Dad fishing
We booked her at Shalimar which is on West Gulf Drive. We spent the day with her yesterday and really enjoyed it.

When the tide started going out we were treated to more live olive shells than I've ever seen! My video skills are hurting but here's what I captured.

This was next door- how cute is that?!

I feel so fortunate to live in such a great part of this country- SW Florida has so much to do!
Have a great week- wherever you are!

Friday, July 8, 2011


So here I am posting on the blog and receive a text from my friend Amanda who is on Fort Myers Beach right now with a friend who witnessed this boat washing up. She said the guys wouldn't put down their beers to save it! Wish I would have been there- that is hilarious! 

Lovers Key

I wish Lover's Key had camping! How great would that be to shell, ride the trails, kayak, shell, have a picnic, shell.....    You get my drift. Florida State Parks really do a great job! I'm hoping to become one of the Friends of Lovers Key this year. Then I'll have an excuse to go more often!
Sandcastle Mere & Jim made
Meredith heading to the beach
We went on July 3rd- so the beaches were pretty crowded. We were just coming off like a week of rain & clouds so hitting the beach was a must. So glad we went.
Good things come in pairs!

It's been a while since I've found so many olives!

Did I mention my husband came? He started a rock collection(or something) :)
My heart shaped rock!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shadowbox display table

 Pictures coming tomorrow of my trip to Barefoot Beach & Lover's Key!!
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!   

You may remember when I mentioned my dad making  tables for local stores around SW Florida for displaying shells. Pictures are on my blog from May 19.
He changed the design so that the legs are removable which allows him to ship them. If you are interested in taking a look- they are on Etsy.

They will also be available thru my fb page: