Sunday, February 8, 2015

Day 9 0n Captiva

I cannot believe how time has flown....we have been here over a week and it seems that we just arrived in Captiva.  Sunday was a beautiful day full of sunshine and warm temperatures...up to 75.  We began our day with a trip to the Farmers' Market.....of course after coffee and biscotti.   We went earlier this week but the crowd was even larger but we had no trouble  finding a parking space.   We purchase the usual produce in addition to Scallops and Grouper at the seafood booth.  Also bought a large bouquet of Pink Carnations (beautiful and large)  with some filler and large basil plant for the windowsill.  I can't remember when we bought Bouquet of Carnations!  Usually have Roses for Valentine's but this is a lovely change.

  After making the rounds at the Market,  we had breakfast at the Sanibel Café.  We tried first at the Over Easy Café but it was way too long of a wait.  We got into the Sanibel Café  after only a 9 minute wait and the service was extremely fast.  We waited no time for Al's breakfast of two eggs, sausage links, hash browns,  and toast and my order of eggs Benedict served with grilled Parmesan tomatoes. 

We then shopped some stores at the  Tahitian Gardens and Al bought 2 new shirts at the Brown Bag....a brown knit pullover and a woven plaid shirt. 

We headed back to the house and did some quick laundry and then headed to the beach.....beautiful day.  Lot of boats in the Gulf today and many more people on the beach as well as birds.

We enjoyed gin 'n' tonics on the porch before preparing dinner.  Al grilled the large scallops from the market and I prepared sides of rice and salad with arugula, mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Yum dinner!!

On a sad note, I learned that my Uncle Joe who is 91 years old was admitted to the hospital in Tennessee on Saturday after a heart attack and he also has pneumonia.   We are praying for him and his wife Margie.

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