Rusty and I decided to get away over the Veterans day weekend. Doing this is so easy now that he gets 3 day weekends! Anyway, on Saturday we checked out the Ford-Edison estates in North Fort Myers. This was a really neat place to see with a wide variety of plants, beautiful homes and Edison's laboratory filled with his experiments for making rubber.
Saturday night we went over to Sanibel Island and watched the sunset. It was beautiful there and we were able to find a lot of pretty shells while we were waiting. However, we were very surprised when we found there was a $6 toll to get over the bridge and we also paid to park at the beach; It was an expensive sunset!! It was all worth it when we watched the sun set though! After that the town was pretty much dead, even though it was only like 6pm! We found a really cute restaurant called the Blue Giraffe which was awesome considering I'm pretty much obsessed with giraffes!
Sunday Rusty was a good sport and we went kayaking! I'm a little crazy about kayaks too and it was a lot of fun. As soon as we were in the water we encountered manatees that came right up to our boat! After that we paddled around a few hours until we got tired!
All in all it was an amazing weekend and we got some much needed R&R! It was also conveniently, our non-anniversary, as we like to call it. November 12th is the day we started dating 7 years ago!