Going Home to Florida

Going Home to Florida

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The sun rose behind me as I drove west to Sanibel from my brother’s house in Vero Beach, Florida. I enjoyed watching the landscape, which was flat, grassy, and sprawling, and lined on both sides with cattle farms that went on and on and on for miles. Then, citrus trees, lined in neat rows, were the focal point to my left and right for at least 45 minutes. Continue reading

Highlights of Sanibel

Highlights of Sanibel

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Shelling is always a favorite pastime of mine on Sanibel. There are literally millions of shells on the beaches, and near where we stay, they accumulate in giant heaps, several feet deep and sometimes a quarter mile long. Combing through these piles is like treasure hunting. Continue reading