Saturday, February 4, 2017

Arrival on Captiva Island

This morning we left Ocala for the last leg of our trip about 250 miles to Captiva at about 8:30 after breakfast at the Best Western and a stop for gas. 
We had an uneventful drive to Ft Myers with only one slow down because of an accident on the opposite side of the slowed down to look.   Lot of construction in progress on I 75 but not working today. The day was sunny and warm the 70's. We arrived in Ft, Myers about noon and stopped to fill up gas and a car wash at  1st Class Car Center on Gladiolus Drive.  We then stopped for lunch at a nearby Burger King.  Al had a Hot Dog (new to the menu) and I had a Fish Sandwich.

We then stopped at Publix for supplies...this place is always so busy on Saturday. We spent about an hour getting provisions .  After spending $200, we had most of what we needed but will buy more produce tomorrow at the Farmer's Market. Al bought some liquor at store next to the grocery.
We arrived at Captiva Cottage 16969 Captiva Drive about 3:00.
This is our first time to stay at the Cottage.  Click here for more photos.  The cottage has a great pool and this property is more private and is also just across the road from the beach, about the same distance to walk as the guest house where we've stayed for many years.  More details about the cottage later.
We unpacked and settled in.  We enjoyed drinks on the porch and then prepared a easy dinner of fresh Sushi from Publix and  P.F. Chang Beef and  Broccoli (frozen dinner) with rice.   
Glad to be here in Paradise for six weeks.

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