Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sanibel Island 2015 - Day 2

For our 2nd day in Florida we drove 2 hours north to visit my friend Karen in Englewood.  Karen is the Essential Beachcomber and a shark tooth hunting expert.  We had such a great time when we met up with her a couple of years ago that we wanted to do it again.  Karen graciously cleared her schedule and met us at the beach....


Karen has all the cool tools for scouring the beach for sharks teeth and she brought them along for us to share.  Here she is showing us how to properly use the scoop....


How can you not love a day on the beach with scenery like this....



We stopped at Publix on the way through Englewood and picked up a couple of Cuban sandwiches for lunch.  Karen introduced us to Cuban sandwiches the last time we were there and it wouldn't be a day of shark tooth hunting without a couple of Cuban sandwiches for lunch.  You work up quite the appetite digging for teeth!


Check out all the sharks teeth we found.....






This was my "find" of the day....


So far this is the largest one I've found.  Isn't it a beauty?


Look at the variety of colors, shapes and sizes of the various teeth....


By late afternoon we were feeling the effects of the hot, sunny day and decided to head back to Sanibel.  After cleaning up and dressing we headed over to Timbers for a nice dinner....


We both started with a bowl of clam chowder and we agreed that it was the best we had ever tasted - super rich and creamy with nice chunks of clam.   Very good!  It came with a hot loaf of whole wheat bread too.


My dinner was salmon with brown sugar and pecans.  It was just ok.  They used to have a Teriyaki salmon that was fab, but it wasn't on the menu this year.   Insert sad face here.  The grilled veggies were really good tho.


For 2 nights in a row Chablis chose the better meal.  Here she had crunchy grouper and it was out-of-this-world delicious!  One piece of the grouper had already migrated over to my plate, so she got 2 large pieces.  And check out the football sized baked potato!  I highly recommend their clam chowder and crunchy grouper.


All in all in was a wonderful day.  We later decided that our day on the beach with Karen was the best day of our entire trip.  Thanks Karen.  You are a true friend and one of a kind.  We love you!




32 comments:

  1. How amazing! We've never found any teeth on the beaches along Canaveral or Daytona. I can't get over how many you found! And what fun to spend time with Karen. I miss her blogging. I'm so glad you had a good trip. I bet you are TAN!!! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane,
      I hope all is well with you & yours. I still have my little shell girl watercolor from you in a place with all my treasures. My life is still busy caring for my mom & hubby but I've managed a sunset or two. xo

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    2. I'm working on my tan!

      You have got to get to Englewood and look for sharks teeth - it's so much fun.

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  2. I didn't realize you could find shark's teeth on the beach! Looks like a successful day.

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    1. There are hundreds of shark teeth there. Its such a fun way to spend the day.

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  3. What a gorgeous beach. You guys are always digging for something. Lol!! Have fun.

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    1. Thanks Dolly! It was a great day with a very special friend.

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  5. Day two looks lime fun! Any time with Karen is special. Thanks for sharing! What do your bracelets say?

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    1. lol I took you & Marty to a remote location too. So funny, only the die-hard shellers end up spending time with me.That was such a fun day on Little Hickory. Wouldn't it be fun for us all to go together. Take good care, xo Karen

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    2. Karens bracelet says "Beachcomber"

      Chablis' has the GPS co-ordinates for Sanibel and her other one says "wanderlust"

      Mine says "Sanibel Lover."

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  6. ..."lime"... Guess I should have been wearing my glasses!

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  7. Awesome teeth!! I loved looking for them, and we couldn't get together with Karen, would love to meet her in person!! Looks like another great day!! Try the clam chowder at the fish house, it is awesome too!!

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    1. Love to meet you sometime too. I don't get to Sanibel much but if you are ever close to Manasota Key please give me a holler.

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    2. You have got to meet up with her one of these days Cheri. You two will hit it off very well.

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  8. Oh Kim, you were so nice not to mention the batan death march I took you on up the wrong path into the Florida woods full of biting flys & skeeters. It was worth it right? Crystal blue water & our own little island paradise. The best part of blogging is meeting beautiful souls such as yourself who have a heart full of love for family, friends, & God's creation. I love the beachcomber bracelet you made me. Such a thoughtful gift. I hope to see you & Chablis again sometime. xo, Karen

    PS- Thanks again for rescuing my flip flops.

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    1. Karen, it was just such an awesome day, even tho I felt like I was on the Appalachian Trail. LOL!! I didn't want to disclose our location in case you wanted it kept a secret. :-)

      The flip flops were too funny!!

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  9. Karen is the best, and hunting for sharks' teeth with her was one of my most favorite things to do in all my dozens of trips to Sanibel, a definite high point! I'm so glad you had fun -- you and Chablis both look adorable, like a couple of high schoolers!

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    1. Gail, you are always so sweet. :-)

      Karen is truly one of the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life.

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  10. Lovin' that grouper! Have y'all ever ventured to the seafood restaurant at Punta Gorda's Fisherman's Village? Best chowder in the history of ever! :)

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    1. No, I'll have to look that up. I LOVE clam chowder!!

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    2. Looks like a good time - I have shark's teeth from Florida

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    3. Did you find them yourself? What part of Florida?

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  11. Wonderful posts (both parts)! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  12. Kim, what a fun day you had! It sounds like fun finding shark teeth! I also love the scenery!

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    1. Thanks - finding sharks teeth is awesome!!

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  13. Hunting for shark teeth was an all-time favorite activity when growing up. My dad had eagle eyes and could scoop them up by the dozens along SC beaches. We still have a huge jar of them. I am glad you had so much fun!

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  14. I've never heard of shark tooth hunting either Kim but it looks like fun!

    Tania

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