Hello! I can’t believe this is our last day on Sanibel We were so busy the whole time and did a ton of stuff + relaxing. I call that a perfect vacation! I have had a great time with Momma, but I will be happy to see Nick and my little Sissy Pants.
This morning I had the usual oat bran with 1 banana, and a large blob of pb. I’ve realized down here that I don’t need to load my oatmeal when I eat at 8 or 9 as compared to a regular work week when I eat at 6:30AM.
The two classes we took her were very simple poses but they were held for long periods of time to get maximum stretch from the muscles she focused on. The classes seemed to be aimed more at the meditation and connecting the line of the body specifically the liver and gallbladder, which if any of what the teacher was saying was true, we should ALL focus more on.
After yoga we headed to another beach to check out the shelling, but unfortunately when we got there parking was a nightmare and the pay station did not like us. We took it as a sign to leave and head to C.R.O.W. This place is an animal hospital and rehab for injured wildlife.
They have a huge interactive center and all proceeds go directly to the center and the care of the animals. Because the animals are patients and the vets respect their privacy we were unable to see any animals, but look how cute these river otters are!
We had planned to eat lunch at the beach so when that plan got scraped we ended up having a picnic in the car! Finger sandwich with the last of the multigrain from the farmers market, swiss cheese, basil, hummus and mustard.
Giant olives (jk) and a carrot were also consumed. We headed back to our beach to enjoy our last few hours of beach time for this vacation.
I finished off my orange from lunch while we were there.
After a few hours on the sand the clouds started rolling in and it was getting chilly! We came back in showered and started sorting all of our shells!
I kept about 20 and we put the rest into the shell graveyard outside the condo. It seemed to be what everyone seemed to do around here. I am telling you I saw so many cool shells as parts of parking lots here. It was crazy!
I checked us in for our flight tomorrow night while enjoying some chips and salsa and then mom and I got to making out everything but the kitchen sink dinners.
I ended up having the last 3 turkey meatballs with sautéed onions, cilantro, mustard and tomatoes (this would make 3 different meals/flavors with these meatballs, just get creative with your leftovers!). I also had leftover white bean salad. And then in the greens area we had the last of our farmers market braising mix, turnips, green beans, avocado, jalapeno, basil, cilantro and tomatoes.
Tomorrow we are having a truly southern lunch before we leave and I am super excited. One of the items is something I have not had since I was a kid because they seem to no longer sell them up north. Nothing fancy I swear, just delicious.
Time to settle in and watch some of the NCAA touney. I just want all of the #1 (except Duke) to get out now! Gooooo Butler!
We are going to the nature preserve early as long as it isn’t raining so I will see ya when I see ya!
Have we really only been here for 2 full days??? I feel like we have done so much!
Yoga this morning wasn’t really my cup of tea. A lot of meditation and not a much flow and challenged, but my mom enjoyed it. The teacher was funny at least.
After the class we drove down to Captiva and saw some extremely ugly giant homes. Doesn’t any one around here know what a hurricane is and that it doesn’t care how much your winter house costs?
We returned home and I was starving for lunch!
My sweet additions were a ton of cantaloupe and the last 1/4 piece of my red velvet cupcake.
After lunch we headed to the beach for a little over an hour, but the wind made it a bit chilly. We came in but I still got a little pink with 30+ on…
Instead of the beach we opted for a bike ride to the Sanibel lighthouse!
Can you spy the Osprey in the second picture?
We biked back to the condo and hopped in the shower before hanging out and reading some blogs.
I loved the roasted veggies and the meatballs were nice and moist unlike most ground turkey products.
We also had a side salad that I forgot to snap a shot of!
Time to go hang with me Madre and figure out plans for tomorrow. I think we are calling it a beach day with umbrella in toe! I am also going to try barefoot running in the morning and maybe do some Dave Farmer.