Swept Away on Sanibel Island

March 25, 2012

On the Road

As you can imagine living in an RV with 4 people can feel a little tight and there isn’t a lot of space for “grown up” time. It’s okay because we know it won’t be long before “are we there yet?” coming from the backseat is only a memory.

Still, sometimes when Brent and get the rare opportunity to be alone, we get so overwhelmed by the prospect of being able to do whatever we want – What? No whining from the backseat! – that we we find ourselves frozen in the face of options. We can stop for coffee without spending a small fortune for four people? We can take a long bike ride without worrying about someone riding out into traffic? We can wait for the sunset without being reminded that someone is “hungry”?

We can and we did at Sanibel Island.

When my mom and dad offered to watch the boys and Brent and I loaded up our bikes and headed to Sanibel Island, an island (you figured as much) off of Fort Myers. We parked in the chamber of commerce parking lot and took off down the miles of bike path that stretch over Sanibel.

Joy. Pure joy.

We rode in the warm breeze our hearts carefree and as light as the wind. We shared the best blended ice coffee ever at Sanibel Bean. We found a nearly deserted beach and watched the sunset. We talked. We laughed. We held hands. We hugged. We kissed.

Sanibel swept us off our feet and we enjoyed every minute.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Swept Away on Sanibel Island”

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    What a perfect little “getaway!” :) Amazing photos!

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  2. Missy Says:

    I’m so glad you two got some alone time to spend together! I’ve always heard how lovely Sanibel Island is and now I know thanks to your awesome photography!

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  3. John Says:

    I was there a few weeks ago and had a totally different view. We paid 6 bucks for a toll and we had to pay large parking fee and when we had enough we had to wait two hours to get off that island!!! Won’t see us back there and i was actually suppose to be shopping for property there. Glad you guys enjoyed.

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    • jennincat Says:

      Oh man that’s a bummer. Two hours to get off the island! I would have felt differently had that happened to us too! We did pay the $6 for the toll. We left the island late after dark maybe that is why we were able to drive right off? We may not have felt the same had we not spent the day biking all those fabulous trails. I think that is the best way to do Sanibel as I did see quite a lot of traffic while we were biking. Thankfully, The Chamber of Commerce parking lot is right there on the right as soon as you get on the island and parking was free.

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