In years past, we’ve spent 2 weeks here in Sanibel during the summer months because it’s cheaper than the “on” season and because we all love it here. This year, we didn’t come down for Spring Break because of Sparkles… I just couldn’t stomach boarding her when she was so young. So we opted to wait until now, renting a house so we could bring her along. Crazy enough, it’ll probably be cheaper to spend the whole month of July here in the off season than one single week in March! Anyway, after spending about 23 hours in the car (the kids did GREAT and didn’t complain at all… it was almost surreal) we got to the house we’re renting. I won’t go into detail about how Sparkles suffers from motion sickness. A Lot. In my almost brand new car. Dramamine didn’t help. Ugh.
Anyway, we’re here and have been for almost a week. We’re loving that we can do more than when you only spend a week someplace. We love that there is no sense of urgency, that we all know we have LOADS of time to do things before it’s time to head back home. The weather has been unbelievable… overcast so no one is getting fried, but still warm and semi-sunny. We have a pool in the back yard that’s offered endless hours of entertainment and exercise for the kids and us parent types. :-)
We went on the Sanibel Thriller boat ride… Highly recommend that, even though there are parts of it that got a little boring for the kids. The captain sought out the dolphins and we were entertained by several jumpers!
I’ve done a little knitting, but nothing worthy of posting. Check out my flickr page to see pictures as our month progresses! I’m off to relax, a little something like this: