Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday and back on the beach!

I was up at 3:30 AM this morning, so I could leave for the airport by 4:30. My flight was to leave at 7:00. There was a strong wind advisory, and some snow flurries. The temperature was in the low 20's. BRRRR! I had to stop for gas on the way, to fill the rental car before returning it. I thought I would freeze while I was doing that. The whole thing was a little difficult this trip because the Indianapolis International Airport is all new and completely different to me. I made it just fine, after circling the airport for the second time to find the right rental car return. The only other problem was walking onto the plane. The wind and snow was blowing right in around an opening as I boarded. I can't begin to tell you how nice it was to arrive at Ft Myers, to warmth and sunshine. :-)

After making a couple of stops on the way out to the island, I soon had both feet back in the sand, because the first thing I did after getting back on island, was to spend some time at the beach. There were some shells, you had to watch the waves and try to see through the water to find them. I didn't find a lot of good ones, but did come home with a pocket full. Hopefully I can make it back again tomorrow.


Hmmm, the remnants of Christmas?
Maybe memories of Christmas past?
I had to annoy Tink at least once more before she can leave NY and Long Island behind to come back to paradise.
And another.....



I love the landscaping along West Gulf Drive, especially the small palm trees.

9 comments:

gpc said...

Ahhhhhh, I think we ALL feel better now that you're back on the island! Happy New Year, Tootie!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Glad you msde it home safe and sound.See you in a week!

Snowbird said...

Yay, glad you're back!! Let's crawl!! And the mac n cheese makes me jealous too.

busybee2 said...

Toot: Welcome back home! You and Tink are my daily Sanibel Island fixes. Glad you're back.

George said...

I'm glad you made it back home safe and sound. Enjoy the warmth and the beach (wish I was there!).
Happy New Year!

Kelli said...

Hey Tootie,
I bet you are glad to be back to nice weather and out of the midwest! Sounds like we took our vacation at the right time...the week before Christmas. It sounds like it is really busy on the island now! I just posted a blog from our vacation to Sanibel Island. When you have time, you'll have to check it out!

ღ Alice ღ said...

You're back!!! GREAT!!! :) I hope you had a great New Years Day too.

Cimba7200 said...

I enjoyed your photos of the beach and of the roadway and sunrise/sunset(?) Happy New Year. - Dave

Gayle said...

Your toes in the water look wonderful. I'm freezing to death!