Monday, June 28, 2010


The sum rises on Sanibel Island, Florida.

We hit the ground running in Valdosta and raced down through Florida on I-75. Cloudless morning and warm but in Florida that won't last long. Soon the clouds piled high before us and the temperature climbed, compounded by the humidity. Not as bad as Oklahoma, I insist, but I'm overruled. Maybe it doesn't feel so bad because we're in vacation mode.

A stop at a Wal-Mart in north Fort Myers - hey, the same customers as back home! - and then the rest of the way in by Map Quest instructions. As always, their instructions are a little to literal; we went through downtown Fort Myers when I suspect we could have gone a little further south on 41 and picked up the causeway.

But we made it. Little changed since about 10 years ago when we were here last. Still paradise. Checked I'm, hit the beach - no oil! - and then a shower and drive in the cool evening to the Dairy Queen. The rest of the island was there.

Cloudy and windy this morning. May have to change plans. But let's enjoy the sunrise first.


  1. Don't worry, rain only usually lasts for 15 minutes down here.

  2. Most of the time, the clouds seem to go past or around Sanibel. Enjoy your time here.