Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sanibel Island

To celebrate our 1st Valentine's Day as a married couple we went to Sanibel Island for the weekend. Below are some of the highlights from the trip.

Quality Time: It was so nice to spend the weekend together. We didn't answer phones, twitter or facebook and it was wonderful. Amazing how those things can be such a distraction. We had a great room....it was a special room that they didn't advertise, so we weren't too sure what we were getting into, but it was perfect for us. Just steps from the beach too!

This isn't your traditional shopping where you go in a bunch of stores and buy a bunch of stuff. We really enjoyed being able to relax and not have to be anywhere at a certain time. We didn't rush in and out of stores. We found some really quant bookstores and some sweet antique shops.

Food: We ate lots of good food. Found some hole in the wall kind of places, which we like. We even found a coffe shop with the best carmel lattes!!! They were so good we went twice...it helped that it was close to everything and we were able to find it easily.

Shelling: We got up the last morning of our stay and walked to the beach and collected seashells. Sanibel Island is knows as the seashell capital of the world. The best time to find shells is
at low tide so we bundeled up and went out to see the sun rise and collect shells early in the morning. It was so much fun to see what kind of shells they have there, much different from Venice beaches.

The Bubble Room: This is a fabulous resturant and I highley recommend going there if you are ever on Sanibel or Captiva Island. We went for dinner and loved the atmosphere, food and dessert. The weather had been rainey the day we went and the resturant actually was without power, but remained open thanks to a generator. The food was delicous and huge portions. The resturant is decorated very randomly with a little bit of everything and all kinds of styles mixed in one. The highlight of the meal was the dessert. It was tough to make a decision after looking at the dessert tray, but we decided on a vanilla cake with orange cream cheese frosting and a brown sugar center. It was the most delicous cake I have ever tasted. I thought it tasted alot like our wedding cake, but Andy disagreed. Nonetheless it was delicous and worth the wait.

1 comment:

  1. We honeymooned near Sanibel Island - 15 years ago! The description of your weekend warmed my heart. So fun!