This weekend started way early, Thursday night to be exact. Shelley and I were headed to Sanibel Island and Captiva Island for a short get away and also in the hopes of finding me some additional work. The most awesome part of the trip was that I got to do it twice. I forgot my clothes and around 3AM made the return journey to St. Petersburg to gather them up so as not to miss my appointment.
Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are beautiful places. My only complaint is that there is only a single road that runs along their length and it is marked at 25 miles per hour for most of its course. I can’t imagine the level of fun during tourist season. There was more rain on Friday that we had hoped. Shelley decided to brave the elements for some beach time and said it was amazingly warm and fun in the water. Early afternoon saw us exploring Ft. Myers and heading south to Naples. Naples reminded me alot of the area around Stanford. The collection of shops and housing felt very familiar from my time in Menlo Park, Ca.
Saturday was a big day for me. I’d been working on expanding the Gulfport Goes Green street faire and expo to a more community event. This month we had various recycling programs, batteries and computers, and swaps, clothing, art supplies, and books. The Florida Blood Services also put in a presence. As we were competing with St. Pete Pride the attendance was only about 40% of what we had hoped. However all the events went off very well and we are making plans to expand them for July. A late night bike ride turned into a stroll to the St. Petersburg Pier when Shelley’s rear bike tire began leaking.
Sunday was RnR from the longish weekend. Battlestar Galactica was on the TV as I worked on some writing and web development. Shelley worked on scrunching into the couch amongst that kittens and was performing very competitively in the “I can sleep more than you” contest they were having.
So it was a weekend filled with Islands, Green and BSG. Action, excitement, adventure, and rest.