Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Glorious Sanibel Day

This is a great time of year for a visit, not only is the weather wonderful, there are many holiday festivities that you can enjoy.

Luminary Festival on Sanibel and Captiva Islands is something we look forward to each year. Friday, December 3rd, on Sanibel and Saturday December 4th, on Captiva. Luminary Festival is a community-wide holiday event for both residents and visitors. You follow the luminary trail stopping at the many businesses that will be open. Many of them offer complimentary food and drinks, along with live entertainment here and there. Periwinkle is usually congested during this time, so complementary trolley service is offered. The route is from Jerry's Market to Bailey's General Store, making stops all along the way. You will also run across Santa as he travels the trail. This provides a great opportunity to do your island Christmas shopping and surprise your family with tropical gifts this year.

During the month of December, the magic of the season comes alive all over the islands, and this year Captiva is having some new and special events that I personally plan to enjoy. There has already been Christmas Tree lightings, musical performances, fireworks displays, with more to come, such as decorated golf cart and boat parades and the festive glow of the holidays. Check out the entire list of these events.

Driving down Periwinkle Way today the clouds were quite impressive.  It was pleasant since there seemed to be a little less traffic than last week.  Plus, it's fun looking at the Christmas decorations as they are going up quickly now, in preparation for the luminary weekend.  I've heard that they are keeping Santa's reindeer at C.R.O.W. while he is here this weekend.  Since the deer need to stay rested for their big night, Santa will be traveling around the islands by fire truck.

We drove across the Sanibel Causeway on our way to do a little shopping.

Yes, it's Pinkerbell.  You didn't think we would go without her, did you?  She was one happy bird today!  She flipped her head and jingled, every time someone waved at her.

I loved watching the sun rays and so did Pinkerbell.

As we started back across the causeway, the sun was going down.

Like the title says, another glorious Sanibel Day!


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Wonderful clouds today, and a beautiful sunset. Pinkerbell is adorable!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

You are such a blessed woman to experience sweet Sanibel like this every day, Tootie! *sigh*!

Beautiful photos!!! :)

xoxo laurie

George said...

The Luminary Festival sounds like a wonderful event. I wish I could be there to enjoy it in person. I hope you'll have some pictures to share with us.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful sunset with us.

Debicat said...

I visited Sanibel from 11/6/10 - 11/13/10. It was my first time and I was skeptical as I am not a beach person, but I found to enjoy it there. I want to come back now, but cannot. I am hoping to return in April with my husband and kids. I enjoy reading your blog and viewing your photos, it brings back memories. Thanks so much for sharing.

ChrisC said...

Here's hoping you have better weather than last year.We kinda got wet,didn't we?But it was still loads of fun and laughs.Thanx!
Sad that we won't make it this year,like we had hoped.We're having our septic drain field replaced this weekend.Not a fair trade-off if you ask me.....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tootie, I think any season in Sanibel has to be the BEST season.... You are so fortunate to live in such a gorgeous place.

I'd love to see that Luminary Festival.... Bet it's gorgeous!!!!!

Glad Pinkerbell was with you enjoying the ride.... What a CUTIE.