Two cups of coffee....the bikes loaded on the back of the Trailblazer, beach gear packed, cooler loaded, and off to Sanibel we go! Since the beach is one of my favorite places to go, we couldn't go wrong, but the day just kept getting better and better! On our bike ride we stumbled upon a path through a preserve, the Bailey Tract, that we had never been into......and it was heavenly! Absolute silence except for the birds and the sound of lizards jumping from leaf to leaf. Mama didn't get to see her gator, but the flowers and insects were wonderful.
I'll leave you with this incredible image....she was perched in a low tree near the path to the beach, and took flight as I was taking pictures of her - right over my head.