Shopping, shopping, shopping! That's what I've been doing for the last few days, online and out with the other holiday shoppers. I have to say that the best places to shop without the usual crowds are the shops here on the island and also the Tanger Outlet Mall, across the bridge. It was a perfect afternoon for it, sunny and around 65. I had a sweatshirt on and by mid-afternoon it was a little too warm.
On the way back across the Sanibel Causeway, the sun was going down behind some clouds that actually looked like snow covered mountains in the distance.
This isn't a great picture, since I took it as we drove past, but it shows a few of the beautiful big palm trees that have been planted at the restaurant in Bailey's Center at the end of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay Rd. The asphalt was completely taken up in front and new landscaping is being done. Can't wait for the opening of George & Wendy's Corner Grill, hopefully soon.
The National Weather Service forecasts for wind chill and freeze watch for Sanibel through Tuesday 12-14-10.
Sunday Night, December 12, 2010- NW wind 20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph. Temperature by morning 47 degrees. Wind Chill 35 degrees. Sprinkles likel
Monday, December 13, 2010- NW winds 20 mph. Gusts to 35 mph. Temperature 55 degrees. Wind Chill 45 degrees. Sprinkles likely.
Monday Night, December 13, 2010- NW wind 10 mph. Gusts to 20 mph. Temperature by morning 40 degrees. Wind Chill by morning 32 degrees.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010- NW to W winds 10 mph. Gusts to 20 mph. Temperature 60.
The City of Sanibel encourages you to take the following precautions:
Bring Pets inside to a covered area
Bring potted plants inside and cover outdoor plants
Do not use charcoal or gas grills inside. They produce deadly Carbon Monoxide fumes
Check on your neighbors , friends, and relatives to make sure they are prepared for the colder weather
Dress warmly in layers, if you will be outside for extended periods
Monitor local media to stay current with weather conditions