Also going on was a shuffleboard tournament! There are so many activities here, one would have a hard time choosing! Jan participates in a 5 mile bike ride that happens at least once a week, the card game "Hand, Knee, and Foot", and get-togethers a plenty!
Around noon we took off for Sanibel Island. One of Jan's favorite places is called "C.R.O.W."- Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.
Founded by Shirley Walter, the clinic's goal is to do the following:
Once checked into the clinic, the animal is diagnosed, receives treatment, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild- with as little human contact as possible.
They have a quote from Albert Einstein at C.R.O.W that I love!
"Our task is to free ourselves- by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty!"
From there, Jan drove me around a VERY exclusive area of Sanibel Island. Because we are not allowed to stop on the streets of this community, I was literally hanging out the car window as Jan drove slowly by. Below are some of the fabulous homes!
It was time for an early dinner! Jan decided on a restaurant called "Gramma Dot's". This restaurant is part of a Marina.
|Jan told me that people often gather at sunset, and cheer as it slips behind the horizon!|
|The beach itself turned into a piece of artwork! (Mother Natures!)|
|This sail boat had perfect timing for my camera shot! LOVE this picture!|
|The water was turning a beautiful shade of silver!|
|Jan and I walked the beach. As we turned toward the pier, the sunset framed itself!|
|The boardwalk was coming alive with lights.|