Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seminole Indian Reservation and Sanibel Island

Can you say She sells sea shells down by the sea shore? I had a difficult time writing it. I couldn't believe how many shells I saw on one tiny island. This island is 12 miles long and had a gazillion shells on it. The ocean kept unloading these beautiful shells right on the beach. Here is a live sea urchin. I was overwhelmed with how many shells there were that I didn't take that many pictures. I was so busy collecting shells, I completely forgot to take photos. Especially at sunset, the waves were bringing all the shells on shore in big mounds. It was unbelievable. If you love looking for shells this is the island to look for them.

As soon as I find where I put the paper that identifies what shells I have at home, I will let you know. It has been misplaced or thrown out.

This photo doesn't do it justice. There were so many shells I didn't know where to begin collecting them. I like the shell called the jingle shell. I want to make some cute bracelets with them. I have to figure out how to put a whole in them first before I can make them. We also went on a pirate ship. They sang songs, told stories, played games, and of course there was treasure!!!! I had fun watching the children learn about many pirates. There was Capt. Jack Sparrow, Capt. Black Beard, and even Capt. Morgan. He he. That joke was for the adults.

Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me.

On the Seminole Indian Reservation we got Austin a tootsie roll pop. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll you ask? Well for Austin it took him 253 licks to get there.

It took him awhile, but he actually counted, I heard him whispering. I wouldn't have the patience. I would've bitten into it.

On the reservation we went on a swamp buggy ride. Uhhhhh we were scared!!!!!!!!!!! The ostrich was chasing us because we were too close to their babies. They were pecking at the vehicle. Yikes!!
It was a fun bumpy ride. The areas we saw were dry. In the rainy season the area would be under water. Can you believe they let the buffalo fiber just fall off. I wish I could talk them into letting me have that yummy fiber to take home so that I could spin it into yarn. They shed their fur more down here in Florida because it is so hot. All the animals on the reservation are left alone. They don't approach them at all, but they do put out over 3,000 lbs of feed per day for them. Isn't that the life. To be able to live in a place were people leave you alone and feed you at the same time. How do I acquire that gig!!! I want to thank my wonderful husband for planning this trip for our family. I had an amazing time. I love you Barry!!!!!


Tootie said...

You have the second post that I have read about the pirate ship cruise. We've never done that, but it looks like fun for the children.

Good shelling is always awesome. I never tire of it. :-)

ChrisC said...

What a great blog you have!We,also,just returned from Sanibel.We go as often as we can.And I have way too many shells....The pirate cruise looks like fun!Grandson would love that.Whay have we never heard about it?

bunnits said...

I've always wanted to go to Sanibel. I really enjoyed your photos. Thinking of that yummy buffalo fiber--why don't you tell them you are a spinner and ask if they will collect it for you. The worst they can do is say no and think, "Silly Spinner." Lol.

Ria said...

That looked like such a fun time!! I'm very jealous of the shells. In jersey it's 95% clams

Lupie said...

It looks like fun was had by all. I remember the trips we made with the girls when they were little. Wonderful memories!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

What beautiful and fun pictures. I love the beach in any weather.