Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Life at the Retirement Island!

Sanibel Island is a GREAT place for a relaxing, family beach vacation.  It is not commercialized at all, there's no night life, and it's pretty much retired folks and Midwestern snowbirds...people were so friendly to us.  We had a much-needed, restful, family time.

I am so thankful for pictures.  It definitely makes the memories last longer!!

Thinking of blue skies and hot, sunny weather!

Enjoying a run on the beach...

 Soaking up some Vitamin D with Grandma Janeen!

Tampa Aquarium...

The U.S. "American Victory" W.W. II Ship...
Yep, definitely a highlight!

Sanibel Island, 2014! 

Sanibel has been our "Every-other-year" trip.  It's fun to see the kids date the pictures.  The 1st trip, Madeline was a baby and Ben wasn't even a thought. ;)

We like to vacation Dave Ramsey Style...stay in a condo and cook all our own meals.  Saves a bunch!  :) Booking a condo 2 days beforehand, also scores better-than-a-hotel-room prices!  
 The heated pool was lovely!

Ahh...just gorgeous!  Honestly, this was my 1st relaxing vacation since my honeymoon 9 years ago.  Every other time, we've had a baby and 1 or 2 toddlers.  I actually laid in a lawn chair and, well, just relaxed!