We drove out to Captiva Island to see The Bubble Room - what a trip! This place has so much stuff crammed into every nook and cranny. We had heard the food wasn't that good (except for their Orange Crunch Cake) so we just got an umbrella drink and wandered around.
The next day, Cinco de Mayo and the Super Moon collided and we found the only Mexican restaurant on Captiva Island. We ended up at an overflow table outside, in the front of the restaurant which was kind of cool. Ordered a pitcher of margaritas, some guac and enjoyed the action on the street. When Bill went to order a shot of tequila from the bar he was told they didn't have any and that the margaritas were from wine! We were flabbergasted - a Mexican restaurant without a liquor license! And, hello, could you have told us this BEFORE we ordered the pitcher!
|Dining at Cantina Captiva|
It was a crazy night on more than one count, but we got our Mexican fix and drove over to the Green Flash to wait for the Super Moon to rise.
I had no idea that the islands, Sanibel and Captiva were INFESTED with NoSeeums...a little tiny black blug that took an extreme liking to my flesh. So while we were spending all of this time out doors in the May humidity, i.e., wearing very little, I was getting eaten alive. I was not to discover this until several days later, just after I realized I had broken my toe on the dock while waiting for the moon to rise :(
|Super Moon over Captiva Island, Florida, May 5, 2012|