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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wanderlust Wednesday - Seashelling on Sanibel

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Sanibel Island, Florida
 
One of the things that I absolutely LOVE to do whenever I go to a beach is collect seashells. 
I also collect sand from all the beaches I have gone to and I take a picture.  This is part of what I do to collect vacation memories.  I have another post here about the other things that I do. My goal is to put together a set of shadow boxes that feature sand, seashells(or other beach surprises), and a picture of that beach to display in my house.   This at least is my summer craft goal this year haha.
 
Sanibel Island is considered by many to be one of THE premier places to collect seashells.  Because of the beaches unique east to west direction it collects tons of seashells from the Gulf of Mexico.  People from all over the place come to collect seashells from here.  I can attest to the multitudes of seashells that you can find on this beach.  That fact was one of the reasons why on our trip down to the Keys I wanted to stop here.  My family had a great time collecting seashells and walking along the beach.  The white sand is beautiful, not as fine as the the beaches by Sarasota but still very fun to walk.  We went in March and it was on the cold side.  This was great because it meant that there were not tons of people hanging out on the beach with us, but it did make for some very chilly waters.  At least in my opinion haha. 
Trying to collect as many as we can before the sun goes down.

The beach is beautiful so grab a bucket and come do the "Sanibel Stoop" as its called!

This is part of Budget Travelers Photo Thursday and Photo Friday at The Tablescraper, R We There Yet Mom, and Delicious Baby.
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26 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  2. We went to Sanibel-Captiva for 14 summers in a row, when our children were growing up! Such a special place! Still have huge boxes of shells that my daughter and I were always going to do something with "someday". :-)

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    1. I know that is always the hard part is figuring out what to do with all of them. I still haven't done a whole bunch with them either. What a fun tradition for your family.

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  3. I have always wanted to do this - it's on my bucket list!

    Thanks for linking up today!

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    1. It's always fun to see everybodies travels :)

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  4. I LOVE Sanibel and I'm always on the look out for that perfect seashell. :) Haven't found it yet, but it's fun to keep looking.

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    1. Haha Tonya! I am with you. I keep looking for that "one" but enjoy all the rest :)

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  5. Second time this week that I've read about Sanibel - and it looks beautiful! I think we may have to plan a Florida vacation that doesn't involve theme parks!

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    1. There is so much more to Florida then theme parks, not that Disney is not fun of course. I hope you get to do that soon. The beaches are very pretty.

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  6. YAY! I love exploring Florida "outside the theme parks" -- and have a pinterest page dedicated to just that. (Pinning your post) Of course, I love the House of Mouse, too, but Florida is diverse. Thanks for sharing these stunning photos.

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    1. Wow! Very cool. I think I will look u up on pinterest. I am with u, love Disney but Florida is so much more. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. I have great memories of shelling on Sanibel Island! We found some really beautiful ones too! Growing up in South Florida it was a vacation destination many times for us throughout the years. Your son is adorable too!

    Tricia @ www.roadtriptheworld.com

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy seashelling and end up bringing home tons of them. Love reading your blog! Thank you for stopping by.

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