A Teen Discovers a Passion for Photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel
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We were early for our excursion on Captiva Cruises, so we walked around the neighborhood. This is the "Lollipop House." We didn't make that up...there's a sign right out front!
On the way over to Cabbage Key, a pod of dolphins followed our boat. The more the group cheered and clapped, the happier they seemed. I couldn't believe it! Aden leaned over the side of the boat for 20 minutes snapping away, and his patience paid off with this shot.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
At the Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant, where Jimmy Buffet penned his hit "Cheeseburger in Paradise," just about every visitor leaves a signed dollar bill behind. It's a tradition started years ago by a local fisherman. Celebrities like Julia Roberts, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kevin Costner have left their marks behind. Aden's contribution is the one facing the camera on the left. I suspect he snapped this standing on a chair when I went to restroom. Again, I try not think about it....
After we disembarked, a Great Blue Heron stood quietly observing the action at the dock.
Fruit of the Vine
A Banana tree right on the resort property. I'd never seen a banana tree. I'm not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it.
Bon Voyage, Bob!
A friendly, fluffy cat greeted us Every. Single. Time. we went to or from our car. Aden promptly named him Bob, and lobbied to bring him home. Needless to say, he remained. The front desk staff told us he's more or less the resort mascot.