An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~Author Unknown
Greetings from paradise!! We headed down to Sanibel for our annual anniversary trip!We came here on our honeymoon 15 years ago, and have made it a tradition to come back every year after a trip to see the November Thursday night game and the Hokies.....er..lose!! Only one tradition has changed! We brought along Lily, our 14 month old, nearly 4 pound Chihuahua, our baby!! This is the first time we have brought along a pet, and that required us changing where we stay to a pet friendly condo and driving both ways as she cannot go on the Auto Train, so it has been an adventure from the beginning....and we have had a great time!! ...It's only day one!!
|Our view of the Gulf...we can hear it all night!!|
|Lily spends a lot of time on the deck!|
|We LOVE the beach!!|
|That's a Gar!!|
|Here she is with her Daddy, just trying to take it all in!! She didn't like the water ....maybe tomorrow!! :)|
|These HUGE pelicans like to hang out on flimsy branches....these are pretending to be twins!!|
|See those flimsy branches?|
|This guy was grooming while balancing up there 3 stories high!|
|She did pose for me once!! Awww Mom!!!|
|Then she started playing with sticks!! She would grab one bring it back to me, I'd throw it, she's grab it till finally she just wanted to lay down and chew on it!! She's not prissy....laying all out in the sand!!|
|The stick had to go with us wherever we went!!|
|...stopping for a chew now and then!|
|Then back inside to play with my frog....on the deck.....|
|...until I finally began to wear down....in the sun of course....getting sleepy....|
|We went out to film the sunset.....|
...and my batteries died just before it set!! You'll just have to believe me that it was beautiful and wait for pictures of tomorrow's sunset!
We did little to no shelling, walked a little ways down the beach, but it was very rough and windy, so with the new moon on Wednesday and low evening tides, we expect to do well then!! I will keep you posted on our adventures!! Lily has crashed on the couch, if I could just get one peek in that little brain to see what she thought, she just seemed very happy....looking at EVERYTHING, birds, bugs, shells, waves, sand everything!!
BTW, our favorite restaurant, Hungry Heron, has closed and been replaced by Rosies. We went there tonight, and though we did get to see some of the people from Heron's, the food was just average, and expensive...so I guess we begin the search for a new favorite!! Will keep you posted!!