Friday, November 26, 2010

Day After Thanksgiving on Sanibel

We've been very busy the last couple of days, decorating and preparing for the holidays. 

This afternoon we decided to get out of the house for a while, so we took Pinkerbell, (named after a good friend), for a little ride.

 We drove out to Captiva and back.  It was sunny and warm, a perfect, day after Thanksgiving.

Tonight was the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks at ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort.  You have to arrive very early to find room for parking.  This event brings out many locals and visitors.  The traffic was already heavy around 4, as we passed on our way back to Sanibel.  They had someone posted at each entrance to direct drivers to a parking spot.   

Enjoy more “Captiva Holiday Village” events through the following weekends, including a Chadwick’s Square Tree Lighting (Nov 27); Seafood and Wine Festival (Dec 3); Golf Cart Parades and Holiday Music (Dec 4); Sunset Arias, Fire Dancing and Holiday Marketplace (Dec 10); Skim Board Contest, Art Show and Stage Performance, Boat Parade and Ribs and Blues Award Party (Dec 11); Marketplace, Art Show and Christmas Carols (Dec 12); Holiday Pub Crawl (Dec 17); and Concert Event and Pub Crawl (Dec 18). For more information on locations and times, visit

There were beautiful red bougainvilleas
blooming everywhere.

There were a lot of people on the
Sanibel side of Blind Pass. 

Pinkerbell was jingling to Christmas music as we drove along.

We stopped by resident access 7 on west Gulf Drive and went out on the beach for a little while.

As we were driving back on West Gulf Drive, some of Pinkerbell's friends were crossing the street, so we had to wait for a bit.

When we got back home, Pinker was ready to take a rest under the palms for a while.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for giving us (and Pinkerbelle) the grand tour! What fun! I'll be back in Sanibel in less that 6 months now -- Always a fun treat.

NanaDiana said...

What fun! I do hope Pinkerbell didn't rush into the water and get her stuffed feet all wet! She looks quite at home there under the lighted palm tree. Thanks for the tour- Diana

George said...

You really had a beautiful day after Thanksgiving, and it looked much warmer than it is here. I'm sure Pinkerbell enjoyed the ride. Your house looks beautiful.

Love of the Sea said...

Sucha cute post. I love Pinkerbell. Great to see the photos of Tween Waters Inn too. I was there three weeks ago at the exact time the Santa was being installed.

Flotsam Friends said...

Your house looks so welcoming! What a great time you had. Thanks for the photos, I feel like I was with you on the drive. It's such a special place you live. I bet Pinkerbell had a good sleep that night!! Pruxxx

sue in mexico mo said...

Does Pinkerbell have her own blog or facebook? She is very cute! She is also very lucky to get to live on Sanibel.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Great pictures! Enjoy the island life. We are visiting there in January.
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Drawn to The Sea said...

Now that's a girl that knows how to have a good time. You rock, Pinkerbell.

iLoveShelling said...

I missed you and pinkerbell! It was a wonderful Tween Waters event with lots of fun holiday cheer. Nice pics at 7.

Kimberly said...

Pinkerbell is a lucky bird! Thanks for keeping me along for the ride cyber style!

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! What a cute post today, Tootie! Looks like Pinkerbell had a wonderful day with you! And what a perfect day after Thanksgiving on Sanibel! I must say what a beautiful home you have, too! Love your mantel! :)

xoxo laurie

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