We celebrated our anniversary in Florida a few weeks ago:
When you enter the state of Florida, they give you little "shot" glasses (cups) of orange juice. It sure tasted great!
Little birds at the Welcome Center:
Backroads of Florida
more back roads:
Our hotel's lovely pool area:
Crossing the bridge to get onto the island
a friendly pelican escorted us across...flew right along with us! It was neat!
The bridge itself is a designated park area, with many areas to pull off, park and enjoy the mini beaches with sand and that beautiful clear Florida water. There were lots of people fishing, riding horses, having picnics, and swimming.
The beautiful and scenic 98 foot tall Sanibel Lighthouse:
It was lit for the first time in 1884. It has a spiral staircase inside but is not open to the public.
It is called a "skeleton" tower type light house.
a close up view of the chimney:
Hot day, cool water!
The beaches were natural, no hotels or high rises. That is the way we like it. Sanibel sits in a east/west direction...making it a world famous haven for many many types and sizes of seashells. People walk along all hunched over...looking for shells....and it's called the "Sanibel Stoop".
I will have more photos to show you next post. Until then, I hope you enjoy these. It was a truly a photographer's paradise and I love to share my photos!