"Summer breeze, makes me feel fine. Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind... Seals and Crofts
We have had a couple of glorious days here at Cypress Woods Resort in Ft. Myers, Florida. The weather has been absolutely perfect! Lots of sunshine, Gulf breezes blowing to keep the air refreshing, and no humidity.
Yesterday Dennis and I got up early and drove to Sanibel Island to hit the beach, and sight see. I had heard about all the sea shells there, but until you see them with your own eyes, you just can't imagine the sight. I'm not a collector of shells, but I did put a few in my beach bag to bring back to my grandchildren. How fun it would have been to have them walking along, picking them up with me. Ahhh, someday, Lord willing!
There are so many quaint shops on the island too, and I just had to go in a few of them. One in particular piqued my interest, if just for the name alone..."She Sells Sea Shells". Really. (I'm glad it wasn't named "She Sits on The Sheets").
This store was awesome! Everything from a little dead shark in a glass bottle with some kind of liquid, (eeewww!) to any kind of shell imaginable. I bought a few souvenirs in there, but mostly just looked at all the interesting things that can be made using sea shells.
There is a little ice cream parlor on the island called Pinocchio's. OH MY! I believe that was the best ice cream I have ever tasted, and I've tasted lots of ice cream. Just look at my hips if you don't believe me.
There are signs along the paths where we walked on the island that say "Please don't feed the alligators". Now, I didn't see any alligators myself, but I'm here to tell you that I had no intentions of feeding them if I did see some! Dennis told me to keep an eye out for them, and if I hear rustling in the brush, to run as fast as I can. I am rather old and decrepit to be running from anything, let alone alligators, so I told Dennis that if I heard any rustling, I'd push him towards the sound and walk away as quickly as I could. Luckily, none of that transpired. Good thing too, I don't know how to drive the truck pulling a 5th wheel!
Today, I had to find a Verizon store. My smart phone (which I'm thinking ISN'T so smart) is on the fritz. When I try to text or type something on facebook, some of my vowels on the keypad won't work. So...if I try to type, oh, say, "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!", it looks more like "Hlp, v flln nd cn't gt p.". It's rather hard to get anyone to take you seriously like that.
I've been paying something like $6.00 a month for insurance on my phone since I got it on May 25th, 2010, mostly because I have a terrible habit of dropping my cell phones in water...dish water and toilets are the biggest killers of my phones. So, after waitingx in line for about 45 minutes at Verizon, I was told that the warranty on my phone expired 10 days ago. Figures. It was probably programmed like that, if you ask me. So, I had to use the insurance policy I've been paying on for one year (and 10 days). My deductible is $99.00. So, that's $99.00 plus $72.00 = $171.00. Swell. AND, I have to wait until they ship me a new phone, then send my old broken phone back to them. Swell. It's always something!
However, I am on an extended dcvacation with the most wonderful husband in the world in one of the most beautiful places in the world, so I suppose I should thank the Good Lord for all my blessings and hush up about the small stuff. I'm going back outside and sit in my rocking chair and let the summer breeze blow through the jasmine in my mind!
Talk to you later!!!