Vacation is such an anticipated time in my life! This year summer vacation 2017 began on May 31st and continued through June 4th. The event itself starting in St. Augustine with the concert at the St. John’s County Pier (which I posted about here) and culminating in Captiva, Florida on Florida’s beautiful west coast. LB and I left our hotel in St. Augustine on Thursday morning and headed south. We arrived at Captiva Island late Thursday afternoon, checked in to Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa, and headed directly to the beach.
Toes in the water…
Beautiful ocean… shells… sunsets… a tropical paradise
Life is good today!
The suite was beautiful
Some of the furniture reminded me of a collection that I became very familiar with during my time at Liberty Furniture. I was so sure it was the same collection that I did some investigating. Sure enough… it was the Thomasville Bridges Collection. I searched it online, but it appears to have been discontinued. I’m not able to find any pictures from my Liberty files which is not surprising. It wasn’t one of my favorites. But seeing the collection in our suite brought back memories of furniture days gone by.
Later that evening, LB took me to enjoy my most favorite cuisine for first dinner on the island. Cantina Captiva served us the best carnitas (pulled pork) fajitas I have ever had in my life!
There are dollar bills stapled to the ceiling and walls which is quite interesting to say the least, and the food is delish! Adiós and Vaya con Dios
It may sound like we ate constantly, but on occasion we split breakfast, skipped lunch every day, and split dinner every night. Gotta watch those calories! Speaking of calories…
started with breakfast at the Captiva House.
and then we continued with a tour of the grounds
We spent the day on the beach. I love to collect shells and LB is kind enough to keep them in his pockets. We didn’t take any pictures (since LB had shells in his pockets and no room for his phone) during our 2 mile walk on the beach to Andy Rosse Lane. There are shops and restaurants on this little street. One restaurant in particular is the Mucky Duck which is at the end of Andy Rosse Lane, on the beach. There is typically live music in the evenings and LB and I were intent on checking this out. After doing so, it was decided that we would have dinner at the Mucky Duck that evening, which we did… and enjoyed a seafood platter… which we split. It is worth checking out if you are ever on the island. If you do, hopefully it won’t rain so the live music isn’t cancelled.
Dinner was good
And just like that… it was the end of day two of our summer vacation 2017
Vacation Day Three
began with a trip to the ER.
All I am going to say about this is I had an episode unlike any I have ever experienced. This event cost us at least eight hours of vacation time and probable medical bills. I’m sorry to say that I can’t post the pic of me on the hospital gurney with medical apparatus around me and wires/tubes attached.
I’m just too vain.
The good news is, I am still here to tell about it and my heart is in good shape.
When I was finally released, I was more exhausted than when I checked in. And (believe it or not) we hadn’t eaten anything in almost 24 hours. It was time to get back to the resort, take a nap, take a shower, and (you guessed it) find something for dinner.
We enjoyed dinner at the Crow’s Nest Beach Bar and Grille
and a new dress (that I didn’t get a picture of (due to extreme discombobulation).
Vacation Day Four
The trip home involved a stop at the Sanibel Outlet which is documented here.