We took a quick day trip to Sanibel Island today. A huge storm front moved across Florida on Thursday and stirred up a lot of shells. We love taking these trips to see the beautiful sites in our state. Quite often people neglect to explore the wonders right in their own backyard. Yes, the trip was several hours each way, but it was more than worth it. Yes, there was housework and errands to do that went undone because we went to Sanibel. Guess what? They were still there when we got home and we’ll do the important ones tomorrow. Sometimes chores and errands can wait. You never know what you’re going to find when you venture out. In addition to the beautiful sunny weather,
shells galore, sand and surf we were surprised when my boyfriend spotted a small octopus that had attached himself to a shell and was washed up on land. I managed to snap a few pictures as he rescued the little guy and put him back in the water. We got the pleasure of getting up close to an octopus without even being in the water and was able to share that joy with several children that were nearby on the beach. It was an awesome day and we saved the life of an octopus. Make sure to explore the fun things to do in your state. And don’t be afraid to drive a few hours. It’s so worth it!