Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another Southwest Florida International Airport Run

This afternoon we made another trip to the Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft Myers. This time it was to pick up a Grandson, Grant who is 16. He is Amanda's Brother. We had been tracking his flight online, from the time it left Indianapolis, so we knew it was running about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. So, this prompted us to leave a little early.

As we left the island, there was a pretty large crowd of people on the causeway spoil islands. LOTS of fishermen, some people with jet skis, some kite surfing, and a few were swimming.








We made the drive with plenty of time left over, so after getting inside the terminal, we went to Starbucks for something to drink.














The cool shell tree.


Grant was the first person off the plane, so we didn't have to wait long.




As soon as we picked up his luggage, we headed back toward the island.






On the way, we stopped at Arizona Pizza Company. The kids liked it and we all enjoyed our meal.




Going back across the causeway, the tide was very low. We saw more sandbars exposed in San Carlos Bay than we have ever seen before. It is really surprising how shallow this water is. The sun was hiding behind some clouds as it was going down, making a beautiful view.







13 comments:

ღ Alice ღ ™ said...

You sure are busy this summer :)I love the shell tree,never seen it before,not even in a photo. Your grandkids are lucky to have such a great Grandma :)

Tootie said...

Thanks Alice. We'll see if they think that by the time the summer ends. :-)

Gayle said...

Three grandkids at once...and teenagers! You are going to have so much fun!

bacaisse said...

on the first photo, I see my dream ....A09

Snowbird said...

Looks like you guys have a housefull!! I bet you and the kids are having fun though. We had a great time in Sanibel but now it's time to get back to reality and getting rid of this house so I can get back to Sanibel. I miss you guys!

Tommy Pryor said...

Tootie, you are a good grandma, the kids are lucky to have you, and you them, life is good, Tommy

Deb said...

I see from your post that your grandson is from Indiana. Me too! What city does he live in? We live in Indy.

Enjoy those kids! They grow up so fast.

Melli said...

So now you have 3 teenagers and TRIPLE the fun! Are there anymore coming? Are you the BEST Grandma on the PLANET this year??? LOL! I'm thinking you are!

Beth said...

What a treat to see your day in photos! Lovely kids and lovely views. :-)

gpc said...

gorgeous kids!

Tootie said...

Thank you all for your kind remarks. :-)

Melli, there sure are more coming. My youngest daughter and son are coming the 4th. My middle daughter, her husband and my oldest daughter's son will be coming with them on the 7th of July. All of them will leave July 20th.

Deb, Terre Haute.

Deb said...

Small world. I was born in Terre Haute and still have relatives living there. It sounds like you are going to have a house full. I know you will enjoy every minute and it will go by fast.

bean3 said...

Ha-ha! The Sanibel Parking permit! My dream too! Such beautiful grandkids! They are lucky to have you. Thanks for the picture of my favorite tree! I look forward to seeing it soon!