Where were we,…. oh, yes breakfast ! 

The Island Cow
The Island Cow

The Island Cow is the spot to make everything in the world go your way starting at sun-up!

View from the tables outside
View from the tables outside

 

How can you go wrong with this menu

Yummy !
Yummy !

 

I can’t eat all of this,…. oh no maybe I can!

Coconut French Toast
Coconut French Toast

 

This is officially the coolest Corn Hole board! The boys were checking out the back patio. They have music at night too ! It just gets better and better.

I want one!
I want one!

 

Then I spotted this,…. I might have to have a mimosa to comply.

I can't be in violation.
I can’t be in violation.

 

Later we did some shopping at the coolest grocery store – Jerry’s and next door at H2O there were lovely t-shits and hats…no, not your usual ‘T-Shirt Shop’. Great stuff and great prices. These guys were standing guard…

PD10154:15:10SanibelIslandH2O macaw

'I seeeee you!'
‘I seeeee you!’

 

 

This shopping center was filled with a huge garden in the center, with some of the loveliest palm trees and these birds were everywhere.

 

 

I can’t own these birds – I’d just set them free.

 

 

 

 

Later back at the hotel, the beach was lovely. Everything is so calm – even the seagulls are laid back !

Seagull cares not
Seagull cares not

Everyone takes that ‘toes-in-the-sand’ shot,…. here’s mine.

All that sitting made my toes swell like sausages!
All that sitting made my toes swell like sausages!

 

How do you do that to a palm tree?

Like Hawaii, no?
Like Hawaii, no?

 

Later, as not to crisp ourselves, we went and drove the island. Sanibel and Capitva are littered with multi-million dollar mansions! Captiva was having a Songwriting Festival’ and was packed so we moved on. We found a couple of cool hotel-like places to camp at next time. Later we went to the Sanibel Lighthouse, no parking by then – oops. That’s ok, we went back to the ice cream shoppe that gave us directions the night before, Pinocchios.

This is a SMALL ?!
This is a SMALL ?!

A smile even from Will – he actually does a LOT of smiling – but only smirks for the camera!

Trust me - he's lovin' it.
Trust me – he’s lovin’ it.

 

This tortoise was in the parking lot. As we left, we saw a lady carry it over to the store. That was after she saw another lady in an Audi freaking out about driving around it (I think it liked torturing her) – I thought it funny. 

A determined tortoise
A determined tortoise
It needed an escort
It needed an escort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The animal was really headed across the street. The minute the lady set it down it was off again across the parking lot. 

Will was happy to oblige an escort to avoid any other Audi-run-ins.

 

 

 

Back at the hotel – more pool time. Instead of the beach, we were cabana-side.

My view from beyond the pages of my latest book.
My view from beyond the pages of my latest book.

After a while, Will joined us (can’t spend too much time with The Parents)

Smile!
Smile!

 

Later that evening we ate at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille. All I can say is WOW !

Wow - rum and beach bread!
 Rum & tonic with beach bread! Yes please.

 

Our last morning we spent at, yup – The Island Cow! We ate inside this time. and once again my order was enormous!

What ?! Everybody loves parfait!
What ?! Everybody loves parfait!

…and just for Yvonne…

Yes, it's a frog.... on the ceiling....
Yes, it’s a frog…. on the ceiling….

 

I even had to leave a little BadZoot at the table !

A lasting impression
A lasting impression

So that’s our little Florida pseudo-hometown get away. Put it on your list too ! Not too far, not too expensive, but so relaxing !

Ahhhhh.
Ahhhhh. I think he’d come back.

3 Comments on Sanibel Island : day 2

  1. Terry
    October 7, 2015 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)

    Love Sanibel! After eating at Doc’s you have to read the Randy White mystery books!

    Reply
    • BadZoot
      October 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Sounds good – another to add to my reading list. Thanks 😉

      Reply
  2. Jessica
    December 29, 2015 at 1:09 am (2 years ago)

    Looks awesome!

    Reply

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