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November 17th 2010
Published: November 17th 2010
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Periwinkle Park DecorPeriwinkle Park DecorPeriwinkle Park Decor

Really love this - but it took a little getting used to!
We are now on Pine Island, but there were some things about Sanibel Island that I hadn't mentioned. Periwinkle Park was a perfect spot for the RV for a week. Two ponds with tons of birds & ducks, an aviary with resident docent, Libby the Bird Lady, nice neighbors (for full season reservations people wait 10 years to get booked into this very popular park), good off-season availability (the seaon starts at Christmas and continues through April), proximity to beaches, restaurants, galleries, and more! I also forgot to mention that most of the places we go to in Florida have great off-road bike trails. They're mostly flat, scenic, and certainly on Sanibel where traffic can be an issue an efficient way to get to the beach. I've developed bikophobia. Combo of age, weight, and one little fall. I am really trying to find the right bike. Wes and I always enjoyed biking and I want to get back to it.

We will surely return to Sanibel next November - hopefully we'll both be biking these great bike paths.


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Tropical Birds at Periwinkle ParkTropical Birds at Periwinkle Park
Tropical Birds at Periwinkle Park

You needn't be registered at Periwinkle to enjoy the tropical birds. Libby, the bird lady, gives a nice talk and lets you hold birds at 10am every day but Sunday from mid-November - April.
Swan & AnhingaSwan & Anhinga
Swan & Anhinga

This is quite a pair.
Bowman BoardwalkBowman Boardwalk
Bowman Boardwalk

Many, many more attractions and facilities employ some version of Universal Architecture - accomodating ALL people - wide enough, proper grade, other features, so all of us benefit from advocates for independent living type organizations.
Bowman BeachBowman Beach
Bowman Beach

Parking is ample at $2/hour, paid through a machine in the center median. Strict parking regulations keep parking available and organized.
A Wave Might Get This ShellerA Wave Might Get This Sheller
A Wave Might Get This Sheller

We bought this long handled shelling basket last year in Sarasota. It's perfect for scooping along the "trash line" at low tide.
Sunday Farmers' MarketSunday Farmers' Market
Sunday Farmers' Market

This is a good one!
The Guy With the Smoker Sold OutThe Guy With the Smoker Sold Out
The Guy With the Smoker Sold Out

Smoked ribs and chicken from this rig were popular items at the Sunday Farmers' Market.
You Could Spend a DayYou Could Spend a Day
You Could Spend a Day

The Antique Shop was so well organized and didn't smell musty! Perfect rainy day activity on Sanibel - We only had great weather so we did this treasure trove quickly!
Bike OptionBike Option
Bike Option

This type bike is one of my options. But doesn't top the list. I would feel confident, get where Wes and I want to go, take advantage of the great bike paths, but I would feel soooo senior citizen!
More Bike ResearchMore Bike Research
More Bike Research

Want to "test drive" a bike with a very low cross bar. Girls bike with coaster break option, no exotic "speeds," light weight - prefer made in USA.
Turtle and Glossy Ibis (I think)Turtle and Glossy Ibis (I think)
Turtle and Glossy Ibis (I think)

Right in our back yard!
Sanibel - Incredible Art -Sanibel - Incredible Art -
Sanibel - Incredible Art -

We're also looking forward to browsing the galleries in Pine Island, especially in Bokeelia and Matlacha!
Mataluna DinnerMataluna Dinner
Mataluna Dinner

This place had wonderful service, food, atmosphere! And the price wasn't bad for Sanibell Island.


17th November 2010

Beautiful pics
I love Sanibel.. looks just awesome to visit sometime..
1st January 2011
Mini Donut Maker, Farmers' Market

where to buy a donut maker?
hi, I am very interested in purchasing a donut maker for our local farmers market in Virginia and I was wondering where you purchased your donut maker? Thanks!
2nd January 2011

We aren't the vendor
Hi - we were customers; not vendors at the farmers' market in Sanibel, Florida - guess you could google the mini donut maker and/or go to your local restaurant equipment supplier - good luck with this - very popular product at the market

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