Recently we jumped in our car and spent a few days away from Solivita. Usually we drive to Miami or the Keys, but this summer’s road trip led us to the Gulf Coast. Summer is the perfect time to leave the campus of Solivita and explore the beauty that Florida offers. The Florida Gulf Coast is only a few short hours away, but it is a world apart. We love every moment of life in Solivita, but occasionally a change of pace is nice and necessary. We drove to Fort Myers, stopped at Spinnakers for the view, a beer and a Florida Black Grouper Sandwich, crossed the Sanibel Island Causeway, and in a few short minutes we were on the beach in Sanibel. A lovely, quiet spot. Sanibel and Captiva are quiet off season; making Summer the perfect time to visit. With the beauty of Florida in our backyard there is no reason for the hassle, time and expense involved in taking a plane trip to the islands. From our Solivita Driveway, Lee and I easily slipped behind the wheel, played a few tunes, applied some sunblock, and were on the beach the same afternoon.
The gulf is beautiful, the islands are quaint, the beaches are deserted and the restaurants are wonderful. We fished, we sailed, and every evening we saw breath taking sunsets on our beach. Daily while swimming we watched the dolphins play. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful State surrounded by wildlife, blue water, and the great activities Florida and Solivita offer