I just wanted to assure you that I am still here and about. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. We have a project going on in the house that has kept me very busy and worn out too. We are nearing the end of that and I hope to get back to spending more time at the beach.
The traffic lately has been horrid, so it is just easier to stay home.I had to go out yesterday on a grocery run to Bailey's. It was just before the evening rush and traffic wasn't too bad. I thought I would just park at Gulfside City Park, run out to see how the shelling was and take a few pictures for the blog. But the entire parking lot was full and running over, so when I found a spot barely big enough to turn around in, I made my escape.
Then it was on to Bailey's. When I turned into the parking lot, I was surprised to see there was new landscaping going on. The last time they had it done I wasn't impressed with the way it turned out. But, this time it will probably be quite nice. Lots of the plantings are already blooming and really pretty! The newly opened Corner Grill is also getting added plants. It's looking 'tropical' folks! :)
If you are on island today and enjoying the sunshine and 76 degree temp right now, don't forget the 74th Annual Shell Fair and Show is going on and traffic will be heavy.
I'm thinking this is your best option:
Sitting next to a Hibiscus bush, eating Sanibel Snickerdoodles that you can find at Bailey's.