A day or two after Hurricane Charley devastated Sanibel Island on Friday, August 13, 2004, a message board Best of Sanibel Captiva was formed to keep people informed on what was going on. Since then it has become a board where people can discover Sanibel and meet others who are Sanibel Lovers. It was through this board that I have met many of my Sanibel friends--Tink, Tootie, Gary, Bonnie, Cheryl, Kim, Fran and the list goes on and on. Last fall several of us got together for a "pub crawl". Now when some of our out of town friends visit, we try to get together for a crawl. Today was such a day. Fran is here for her yearly visit and Kim is also in town from out of state so Tink and I met up with them today for some lunch, adult beverages and girl talk.
We were slated to start with lunch at the Sanibel Cafe which is owned and managed by friends Richard and Bonnie. Unfortunately the mast of a sail boat a lot of miles away in Matlacha Pass "came in contact with the main electrical transmission line" and wiped out the power on Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island for a couple of hours. The power had just returned as we arrived at the Cafe but they had decided to close up. So, we headed to Jerry's which has their own generator.
We all had a great afternoon of just talking, laughing and getting to know each other better. And of course blogging!