Good morning, friends! It's a gloriously cool, breezy morning in Sanibel... 66 degrees and lower humidity, at last. Perhaps I'm not cut out to be a year-round resident, but judging from the snowy photos my mother and sister sent this morning, it's not time to head home just yet!
Yesterday we visited a Ford Thunderbird show at Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers. I'm not a huge car buff, but have always thought T-birds are kind of cute. The blue car in the photo above traveled to all 48 continental states and has a photo near each "Welcome to" sign to prove it. What a road trip that must have been.
We did end up taking a boat tour to Useppa Island early in the week... such a gorgeous place! It was like stepping back in time. During the island's “Golden Years”, visitors included the Vanderbilts, Herbert Hoover, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Temple and Zane Grey. Later the island was abandoned and eventually used by the U.S. government as a base for the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. Today it has been restored to its original Old Florida elegance.
It was also a good week for reading...
Finished this week//
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
I loved everything about this novel... look for a review this week.
by Kate Andersen Brower
A mostly listening read/listen combination... memories and anecdotes from the White House service staff from the Kennedy years through today.
So Long, See You Tomorrow by William MaxwellMaxwell has been on my 'authors to read' list for a long time, so I was happy to discover this on the shelf at the library.
On the blog//
My thoughts on Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Favorites
The TBR Triple Dog Dare
... ended a few days ago and didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped. Much of what I read turned out to be library holds or ebooks already on my kindle, so the number of physical books on my shelf barely changed. I plan to follow Andi's lead and make an effort to #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks for the rest of the year.
Our usual Sunday routine... the farmers market, a walk on the beach, then my FIL will join us for dinner. I'm hoping to squeeze in an hour or two of reading, too.
What are you up to today? Did you read anything good last week?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.