Sunday, February 5, 2017

Day 1 on Captiva

Today we were up around 7 and enjoyed coffee and pastries on the porch which overlooks the pool.  It looked to be a bit cloudy but warm day.  Around 10, we drove into Sanibel to shop at the Farmer's Market, one of our fave Sunday things to do.  The Market was very crowded and busy and had more vendors than in previous years.  We bought tomatoes, red peppers,  jalapenos, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, lettuce, radishes, mozzarella cheese, lemon, limes, strawberries, basil plant and fresh flowers. 

After gathering all those great fresh food, we went back to the cottage for lunch of sandwiches and chips and iced tea on the porch.  By the time we drove back, the mist/fog had burned away.  We did a quick walk over to the beach to check out the access path.  Nothing much happening. We enjoyed sitting by the pool and watching the eagles at the nest in the tree on the neighbor's property.  Had gin and tonics here before dinner on the porch. 
For dinner, Al grilled a steak and potato quarters but had trouble getting the grill hot.  Served with mushrooms and salad of arugula, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese with balsamic vinaigrette.

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