Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Everyone Needs Some Sunshine on a Cold Winter Day




The beach at Sanibel Island, Florida



I know I do! It wasn't as windy as it could be, but my mind was still gravitating to warmer climates. I assume I'm not alone in this and since I can't hop on a plane tonight I'm taking a virtual warm vacation. Please join me.  It's a lot more fun to travel with friends.


Palm trees in Sarasota


Sunset in Sanibel

I'll be visiting my high school buddy Sue next week (can't wait!) and it's fun to look at photos from the last visit I made to see her two winters ago. We took a road trip to the West Coast of Florida and had a great time. We stayed outside of Ft. Myers, took a trip up to Sarasota and visited the Art Museum and enjoyed a Gilbert and Sullivan concert, toured the Thomas Edison/Henry Ford Estate in Ft. Myers and drove down to beautiful Sanibel Island, one of my very favorite places. We managed a stop in Naples and found some time for shopping.

Hope you enjoyed our vacation. What are some of your favorite vacation places?

Warm wishes to you!

Steps: 9359

11 comments:

Sugar said...

wow, beautiful pics... much needed with all this cold/ice/snow!
warm huggies...

Robyn Campbell said...

Awww Buttercup, it's cold here. And I have been to Sannibel bunches since I'm from South Florida. I loved looking at the pics, but it made me wanna head down there. Thanks for the mini vacation. Have you ever been to the Keys? Coconut Grove?

I hope your Florida trip is nothing but wonderful when you go. Take lots of pics!! Be safe!! *hugs*

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the beach and if I ever got that choice that is where I would be. Thanks for the pictures of sunshine and warmth here this morning. Sure is helping me to start my day with a SMILE. Have a great Wednesday!

~Kristen~ said...

I hope it warms up some cause the entire state of Florida is very cold right now ...

Thanks for sharing the pics though, made me dream even more about a nice vacation somewhere fun and relaxing.

Nancy M. said...

The sunny pictures do look welcoming on cold days like today!

Chatty Crone said...

Tonight when I go to bed - after my prayers - I'm putting on my wave machine and thinking about "Sunset in Sanibel" - thanks for the view. sandie

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I miss my Florida days sometimes...they are going to get frozen tonight, that's for sure, poor things...

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What heavenly photos! What a respite scene! Sure hope that the cold snap is history by the time you travel south!

k and c's mom said...

Have a great time!

Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!
I hope this finds you in Florida , however It is COLD and maybe snowy in Florida this week!!!! Cannot believe that!!!!
I want to get to Sanibel island in the next year or two!!! I have heard good/great things about it!!!!
Please Keep warm , whereever you are!!!
It is cold out there!!! You should have come to warm, sunny 70 degree AZ!!!!!
I loved the pics!!!
hugs,
jamie

Good to be a Queen said...

I am having a virtual beach vacation at this moment.....Even Atlanta is cold...Hope your trip is wonderful.