Monday, June 08, 2015

Family Vacation to Captiva Island, Florida

A lot has happened in the last month.

Alivia finished the 5th grade and is now onto her last year in elementary school, Addison finished 3rd grade and is onto 4th, and Asher finished first grade and is onto second grade. Gees...our kiddos are growing up!

Right after they got out of school on Thursday May 21, we raced off to the airport for our beach vacation! Yeah!

We arrived at Fort Myers airport and spent the first night in a hotel near the airport. The next morning we got up and swam at the airport before setting off to our home for a week in Captiva Island.
It was perfect, great location, nice furnishing, we loved the pool and it was a quick walk to the beautiful beach! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

The weather was hot, upper 80s, 90s. We would start the day at the pool, then the beach, back to the pool and hopefully back to the beach again. The first several days it rained in the afternoons into the evening hours, so we did not get to the the sun set. Captiva Island is a $6 bridge trip from Fort Myers. Chris did take the trip back over the bridge to check out a local crossfit and grab some much needed groceries for us. The local grocery selection is limited and very expensive. Funny thing is, the kids did not notice. Addison said the best thing about the trip was the food! Very funny! I could have stayed home and fed her and she would have been happy! :)

I am a beach girl. I have a strong desire to live in Florida. With that said, this was the perfect location to spend a week collecting shells, running the beach every morning, playing with the kids, swimming in the ocean, swimming in the pool and so much more. It was very relaxing. The only thing we would have changed is to get a mini van or something for a rental car next time.

Now, onto planning our next vacation. I just have to decide where to go!

1 comment:

Courtney F said...

That sounds like Heaven. I am also a beach girl and crave to live near the ocean again. I'm glad you had a great time! The kids are really into Harry Potter, so we're heading to Universal Studios in Florida for our Christmas getaway. They don't know. It;s a secret. ;-)