Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 22 on Captiva

Our Sunday morning routine has become an early trip to the  Farmer's Market to buy produce...tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, etc  and homemade mozzarella cheese and fresh flowers.  Today we bought a tropical flower arrangement with birds of paradise and a bouquet of Freesias.  Flowers for my brother Jack and wife Loy who arrive from Norris, TN this evening.

We stopped at Sanibel Café for breakfast/brunch.  Al had link sausage and eggs with hash browns and toast and I had shrimp salad with melon, fruit and muffin.  We were surprised that we no wait for a table....usually a wait.

We spent some time on the bay watching the brown pelicans before getting ready to drive to Punta Gorda  Airport about an hour and 20 minute drive.

We left about 3:30 to meet Jack and Loy's Allegiant Flight from Knoxville scheduled to arrive at 5:54 allowing plenty of time to be on time.  Their flight was late arriving about 6:15 but it took almost 45 minutes for bags to be unloaded.   We had trouble finding our way from the airport back to I 75 since it was dark and the directional signs were hard to read or nonexistent.  After getting lost, we finally found our way back to I75 S.

We decided to stop at Timbers for dinner, always a great place to start vacations with a seafood dinner.  After ordering drinks, we ordered oysters on the half shell to share but Jack does not like  so we shared 3 ways.  Jack ordered New England Clam Chowder which is really good here.  He had the Captiva Crabcake and Loy ordered fried oysters dinner.  Al had the Prime rib special of the night.  I had Caesar salad and peel n eat shrimp.  Great food! Great Company!!!

Before leaving we bought mussels at the fish market for tomorrow's dinner.  Always thinking of the next meal????

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