Saturday, January 31, 2015

Arrival on Captiva

   Today was the last leg of our trip about 250 miles from Ocala to Captiva.  We began with a breakfast at the pool house which is one of the best breakfast buffets that we have encountered on the road.  The hostess is from  the Philippines  and has been at  the BW all the years that we have stayed here and always remembers us.

   We were up at 5:30 and hit the road about 7:45  and the weather was in the 60's and sunny all the way.  It was a smooth drive and easy sailing.  When we arrived in Ft. Myers around 11:00, we first stopped at  the Sun Harvest Store for oranges, grapefruit and juice.

 Then we headed for a car wash at  1st Class Car Center on Gladiolus Drive since the car was covered with grime from the drive.  Al has enough washes now for a free one next time.
Our next stop was for lunch at Minerva's Bar and Grill near the Publix where we shop.   We discovered this place last year.  Sitting at the bar,  Al ordered Reuben Sandwich with fries and I had Minerva’s Crab Cake Sandwich with sweet chili sauce and coleslaw.  Food is very good.

Our Server...forgot his name

Next we shopped at Publix getting provisions for our stay.  This is the most crowded grocery and everyone was rushing.  But we found everything we needed.

With our car packed and no more room to spare, we drove to Captiva Island arriving around 2:30 at our final destination and home for the next 6 weeks . We were welcomed by Margarethe and Rene.  Rene, Jr. came over and helped unpack the car and carry things into the house.  This was a great help since the climb up the steps becomes more difficult carrying a load.
Photo by Pollacks
The house has some new furniture in the living area and dining room and a new walk in shower in the master bath.  Al will enjoy the shower but not so much to my liking.
We stayed in for dinner preparing Bertolli Frozen Shrimp with Pasta dinner and a salad.....  I was too tired to cook or go out.
 Pictures are all from the internet except for the Captiva House.

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