Life Lately: Why, Hello Captiva. You're Looking Lovely

Sunday, November 9, 2014
We made it to Captiva, and of course, it is as gorgeous as ever here. Today, however, it's cloudy and chilly, but that's ok because the next 7 days are predicted to be beautiful.

We left New Jersey on Thursday, and our travel was uneventful. I'm always happy for that. There was some complaining from my oldest because we didn't have a direct flight from Newark to Fort Myers. We had a connection in Charlotte, and she was not thrilled about it. Oh well. I tried telling her that she should deal with it since she will be on vacation for 10 days, but she was having none of it.

Twelve is proving to be a very tricky age. Lots of emotions and sass going on at all times. On the plus side, she seems to be much better now that we are here and settled in.

We come to Captiva every November. My husband bought a timeshare back in the nineties before we even met. I was skeptical at first. I mean, could I really spend a vacation going to the same place every year? But it has turned out to be a great investment, and we love it. The resort is phenomenal and very family friendly (more about that in a post to come).

Yesterday, Harper and I woke early and took a walk around the resort to see a few of our favorites. We headed straight to the marina in search of manatees. There were about 6 of them swimming around.

The sun was rising over palm trees.

It didn't take long for the girls to hit the pool once we checked in. South Seas boasts several pools including one with slides for the adventure seekers.

Today, we will probably do some shopping since the weather is less than ideal. Even a cloudy day in southwest Florida is a good day. Right now, I am in desperate need of some Starbucks, so I'm signing off to go get some. Yes, there is a Starbucks here on Captiva Island!!!!

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