I have found since I moved to Sanibel that I am far more active than I was up north. I volunteer at CROW at least 3 days a week and am usually ready to go on rescues on other days. I have met many people through the Best of Sanibel Captiva Message Board as well as through my blog and often get to meet these people who become my new friends. And of course I always have my deck and the beach to chill out on. In the past few weeks I have experienced all of these things so thought I would share.
First, I have done some rescues recently but can't share those with you--sorry. But CROW did have a fund raiser called the Giving Tree Festival held at The Sanctuary. Very talented people decorated and donated trees and wreaths to be auctioned off with the money going to CROW. Plus there was a giving tree where people would buy an ornament and in doing so would buy something the hospital needed. We also had a Boutique Unique with really neat wildlife related gifts which people could buy. I worked the Unique Boutique and was able to take a few pictures of the trees.
And this guy was hysterical. He looked like he was just waiting for a handout.
As I mentioned, I have made lots of new friends since I've been coming to Sanibel. We all have a love of the island in common. This week Barb from St. Louis contacted me and asked if we could meet for dinner. Since Gail was here too I invited her and of course Tootie was included. Had Cheryl been in town or Tink hadn't had to work, they would have been there too. Anyway, we all met at the Island Cow for dinner and had a great time getting to know each other.