Hello. Al and I are back on Captiva Island for a six weeks stay. Last year I was not very good doing my daily post but will try to do so this year as I can type with both hands. I use this blog as a diary to remember details of our trip so bear with me if some of this is not very interesting.
The second day we traveled to Ocala, FL where we have stayed several years at the Best Western. The day warmed up to the hi-60's by the afternoon. For this part of the trip, I stayed with our routine as a compromise with DH......same motel, same room, same place to eat. Ate at Olive Garden and Al ordered same meal - Chianti Braised Short Ribs with Rissotto and I had shrimp, clams and mussels served over capellini- new menu item.
On Saturday morning, we finished the last leg of our trip....a 4 hour drive to Captiva, making a stop in Ft.Meyers for a carwash and shopped for groceries at Publix. Sunny and in the 70's!!! Arrived at our "final destination" about 3:00PM. After unpacking the car...always bring too much...we went to eat at one of our fave local spots....Lazy Flamingo...Al had fried oysters with fries (Yes, not the healthiest meal but he's allowed just once) and I had grouper cake and slaw.
We are settled in to our rental house here on the Island. Enjoying coffee and pastry on the screen porch in this island paradise as I write this entry.
Time to check out the beach!
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