July 18, 2012
Recently, my family and I went on our first family vacation that didn’t involve traveling to see family. We went to Sanibel Island, Florida. My husband and I had been there 12 years ago on our honeymoon. We knew we wanted to go back, but we were waiting for the island to recover from Hurricane Charley that struck the island in 2004.
Sanibel has a lot of history along with breathtaking beauty. It is nicknamed "The seashell capital of the world." There are shells as far as you can see, and many things to do for the whole family. One of our favorite things was the Sanibel Thriller. It was a speed boat tour of the whole island that also took us on a dolphin watch. The island is low key and secluded, and the sunsets were worth the whole trip! My favorite activity was the "Sanibel Stoop." That’s the name for bending over and looking for the perfect shell.
If you would like to do the "Sanibel Stoop" or learn more about this beautiful island, we have some books at MCPL to help guide you.
You can also visit www.sanibelisland.com.
Camden Point Branch