April 15, 2013

Shellcation 2013 hightlight reel

Well, the Stewart family has safely returned from our fourth successful road trip.  Our first one was before we became lighthouse explorers, we went to Chattanooga, TN to ride on Thomas.  The second was called Roadtrip Endeavour, we went to the Space Coast in an effort to see the very last space shuttle launch.  Sadly, the launch was scrubbed and we had to watch it on TV after we got back to Michigan (we still had an awesome vacation, though).  The third was back to Daytona, we loved it so much that we wanted to return! Plus, we won two free nights at the hotel we stayed at the previous year from a photo contest they had.


This one was called, "Shellcation".  We stayed in Fort Myers and rented a boat and visited the little intercoastal islands, most of which you can't get to by car.  We explored three new (to us) lighthouses, saw dolphins daily and had perfect weather.  These are some of the highlights of Shellcation 2013.  It took me a full week home to even get to the point where I can start to make some posts.  After eleven days of not doing laundry or checking mail, I had a lot to catch up on.  Plus, immediately jumping back in to the kids busy schedules.  Over the next few weeks I will do day by day full on posts of the entire vacay, just as I have done in the past.

This vacation was monumental for Lighthouse Explorations.  It was our first ever partially sponsored trip.  We'd really like to thank the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Castle Golf, Pink Shell and Boca Grande Marina for having us!  I will report all the deets in future posts, but they were all amazing!

Whisper - rescued baby owl
Gracie - rescued baby cow
horse back riding
dive-in movie
Easter morning
dinner theatre
intercoastal waterways
put put
Captain John
Cabbage Key
Cabbage Key
Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Fort Myers Beach
pool time 
Gasparilla Island Lighthouse
Port Boca Grande Lighthouse
getting lighthouse passport stamps
rain go away dance
Sanibel Island
Cheeburger Cheeburger

These are just some highlights.  Stay tuned for details of each fun filled day.  We got three new stamps in our passports!  Some of you that follow us on instagram may have see some of these already.  For those of you that haven't you can follow us here.