Sanibel & Captiva Islands are located off the coast of southwest Florida, just west of Fort Myers, Florida. Sanibel Island measures roughly 12 miles long and three miles across at its widest. Little sister Captiva Island has more compact measurements of approximately four miles long and mile wide.
On the islands you will find plenty of adventures in the form of biking, shelling, fishing, bird watching, boating, golfing, and snorkeling just to name a few. Sanibel Island & Captiva Islands also feature cultural offerings in the area of the Arts, Theater, and Music. And lots of great shopping!
On the island we headed to the pristine and quiet, Bowman's Beach. You won't find any hotels here, but we did find crowds. Apparently everyone else was looking for a "private beach".
(the picture below was from the internet...I didnt take one, there were THAT many people!)
A friend of mine found out that I was going to be making a trip to Sanibel and recommended books by author Randy Wayne White . I bought a couple books and did some research. It turns out that RWW has a restaurant on the island by the name of "Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill" (after the main character in his books). I put it on the list for lunch. We found it right away and arrived before the crowds (they came in soon after).
Big Daddy: CARIBBEAN JERK GILLED MAHI MAHI SANDWICH - jerk grilled mahi with sliced avocado, melted Monterey jack cheese, cilantro-lime mayonnaise $12.95
Leigh-THE OLD SCHOOL ICEBERG SALAD - one huge hunk of local farm lettuce, red onions, carrot threads with Doc’s Buttermilk Bleu Cheese dressing $5.95
Sister Sledge-Panko fried Chicken strips
J Smooth-Cheeseburger...for the life of me, I dont know why I didnt take a pic of it!!!
After our meal, we shopped a little in the gift shop, picking up some beach reading!
And this, my friends, wraps up our Old Florida Roadtrip....well almost. I have a special something planned for Monday to officially close that trip.
But we will not be idle long. Another trip is in the future. I will discuss that next week as well!
Thank you for joining me on the roadtrip. I appreciate you. You're a good road companion. No complaints. No spilling of drinks. Not even any bathroom breaks...wow!
Thank you for being a Louise to my Thelma!
For more stops along the way of our family trip to "Old Florida", click here.
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