We didn't have a plan for the day as our flight was leaving at 6 pm so we decided to drive to Sanibel Island. We stopped at a place that we read had the best ice cream and over 130 flavors. We arrived at the ice cream place called Pinocchio's and first thing we thought of is that this place does not have 130 flavors. We then realized that all the flavors are not all at one time. They rotate about 20 or so at a time. I ended up just getting chocolate and it was just average ice cream.
We were headed towards Captiva Island when we saw a sign for Bowman's Beach. We decided to check out this beach since we hadn't been there before and it turned out to be one of our favorite beaches. The walk from the parking lot to actually get to the beach is very long, probably a 1/4 mile. The beach itself is very similar to the last beach on Captiva. The waters are clear blue turquoise and the waves are bigger. This day was the hottest day of our trip. It was 92 degrees but the heat index made it feel like it was 107. There was no adjusting to the temperature of the water. We just walked in and it felt warm like a big, giant bathtub.
|This sand crab was roaming around the beach. He was very nice and let me get up close to take a picture of him.|
|I stepped on one of these in the ocean and it cut my foot. Salt water in a cut doesn't feel too good.|
|There are tons of seashells on this beach|
We left the beach around 3 pm and stopped at Firehouse Subs for M and stopped at Cheeseburger in Paradise for me. I truly just love their food and I had the best steak salad there. We made our way to the airport and despite leaving 10 minutes late due to a power outage at MSP's airport, we arrived 30 minutes early. I'm pretty sure this will be my last trip to Florida for quite awhile. Now I hope it will start warming up in MN and I can enjoy summer weather here!