The waters have been clear and full of sea life this trip. You can stand in the ocean chest deep and see your feet! We were concerned about how the week was going to go because the week before we came down was pretty much a rain out, but this past week was great. Nothing spectacular in the shell department but it didn't keep us from looking.
On Wednesday we had several groups of Stingrays pass us while we were in the water. What do you call a group of Stingrays? A pod?, a flock?, A swarm?
A S_ _ _ Load? Answer is a "fever". Not making this up folks, found it on the Internet and we all know everything on the Internet is true.
|Look close a fever of stingrays!|
Sand dollars and Starfish were all plentiful. We persuaded a few of them to take a photo with us before returning them back to the ocean floor. You know here they are sitting on the ocean floor minding their own business when all of a sudden an alien from above scoops them up for closer inspection before returning them back home again.
|Lexi with Sand dollar|
|Close Encounters 2017|
|Taylor with starfish|
|Sandy Sanibel 2017|
|Hair care by Welk|
|Keeping Sandy cool with some gulf water|
|Searching for Sunset|
This week was filled with many memorable moments. The youngest Beach Angel (Taylor) had recently seen Sushi being made on TV and said she wanted to try it! Not wanting to deprive her the opportunity we got some while at Timbers. Will she eat it?
Nope! Barely touched her tongue
Our Condo was on the third floor and had an elevator. Taylor didn't care much for the elevator because it made a clunking noise when it took off. She spent the week using the stairs rushing up or down to be at the elevator door when it opened. Nana and I decided to prank her and act like we were making out in the elevator when the door opened and wouldn't you know it the one time we did it there was somebody else there waiting for the elevator!
Our oldest Beach Angel Lexi is going to be on the cheer squad in high-school next year. The beach was here acrobatic playground this week. I think Nana still had bad memories of the sprained ankle she got during our last visit here. She kept telling Lexi to knock it off cause she didn't want to go to urgent care this trip.
Practice makes perfect
Beach Angels 2015
Beach Angels 2017
When on Sanibel and Captiva there is so much treasure to find whether it be an exotic plant, bird, or gift from the sea. This year the girls found a new dimension of treasure hunting while there. On Thursday we decided to go to Cheeburger, Cheeburger for a late lunch/early dinner. Our little Beach angel a.k.a. Rock hound came upon a painted rock that said "Rock On" on it. There was also a note glued to it that had a facebook address with instruction to post your rock picture on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1822088544728380/
when you find a rock its yours to keep or you can post a picture and put it out for another to find.
The cool thing would be to take it some place far away and see how far the rocks would travel. Kind of like a modern day message in a bottle.
After Taylor found her rock and we figured out what was going on, the hunt was on so they went out and found another.
While our week went by entirely too fast we did enjoy every minute while on the island. Someday many many years from now I hope the girls will pull out these old post and remember some of the great times we had in our "Happy Place".
Life is a highway and its not always about the destination but about the journey, except if your on Sanibel or Captiva.