Note: I realize this is probably too long and boring for you to read. I went on two vacations last year and never had the time to post one picture. This year, I'm posting! So here is the rest of our vacation in the sunny part of Florida.
The rest of TUESDAY
These pictures are all of the same tree and I think it's so cool.
The trunk of the tree looks more like roots.
After eating at the Island Cow on Sanibel Island, we got back in the car and headed back to Bonita Springs.
Yep, love the bridge. It's looooooong.
My Shug and I hung out at the pool until the sun went down.
We went to a casino. Here is a cool story.
I walked around for about 45 minutes, and played three or four slot machines, but I got discouraged because I don't even know how these machines pay out, the minimum wager was too much money for my taste, and I just didn't like them. They are all electronic and even the penny machines required 40-50 cents for one line. I'm not a big better, so I was walking out to sit outside and wait for the other two. We had a meet-up time. Then I saw a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory slot machine so I got out a $5.00 and I played for awhile. I got down to .32 and cashed out. As I was walking out I saw a quarter machine right by the exit, that let you play one line, one quarter and I had a ticket for .32. So I put the ticket in, hit the button, and I got a BONUS BONUS BONUS. This man and woman walked up and said, "You hit the BONUS you get free spins." I won around $6.50. So I sat down to play the 6.50 and I won $20. I decided to play awhile and I got up to $60.00!!! But then I continued playing and quit at $30.00. But at least for once, I didn't leave a loser!!!
Then I went outside to sit and wait, and there was my Shug!
After the casino, we went to a fresh citrus place (Sun Harvest Citrus) and did a little fresh juice tasting and shopping. I can't believe I didn't get a pic of the bakery goods, but we bought three muffins, two half gal jugs of juice, and some other fun stuff.
Purchase $20 worth of stuff and you get $5 worth of free citrus.
Do other people notice the flora and fauna of different parts of the country when they visit?
We went back to the pool that evening.
On Thursday we drove to Ft. Myers beach.
I love this quaint little shopping/eating area.
It got a little windy for about ten minutes, and looked like it was going to storm, but it didn't.
Cecilia sat down for an iced tea while I shopped and My Shug swam.
Wonder where my Shug is...
Here he comes, in the red trunks.
Beach pictures are like palm tree pictures. You can't get enough of them!
After we left Ft. Myers, we went back to Bonita Springs and ate outside at a fun place called Coconut Jacks. It was happy hour! We got drinks with umbrellas in them!
I ordered blackened mahi tacos and they were delish. I tried to write down the ingredients in the salsa. Onion, tomato, mango, pineapple, and cabbage. Not sure of the sauce. Maybe a tad bit of lime juice.
Then guess where we went when we went back home.
Yep - pool - I crocheted!
I crocheted most of the evening while watching HGTV and such.
We went to the dog track.
We were sitting at a table in the shade, outside, with a nice breeze. We could not have asked for better weather. My Shug walked up to the fence on every race! So funny.
So there's your little lesson on the dog races! And FYI...you can adopt a greyhound at the race track too. Some of them are up for adoption, and while we were there, one did get adopted.
It was a fun visit and we had a great time. The weather was perfect. And Cecilia is such a nice lady.
We sat around the pool and hot tub, cleaned a little bit at the condo, packed, and did a tiny bit of shopping.
The weather could not have been better...
But it was time to go home.
And here are a couple of pictures that were sent to me while I was away.
Cutest little furball ever!
They had a snow storm while we were basking in the sun.
I highly recommend a week away in the winter months. The Vitamin D is a must!
And that is our Bonita Springs, Florida trip folks.