By late afternoon, we wanted to do something fun. Being in beautiful southwestern Florida, we decided to drive to Captiva (just north of Sanibel Island) to see the sunset.
Sunset was at 5:41 pm, and we arrived at the Mucky Duck Restaurant in time to enjoy the view. We ordered a couple of margaritas, found a couple of Adirondack chairs facing the Gulf of Mexico, and listened to Jimmy Buffett tunes (and other selections) by a talented musician.
Although there were clouds, they only made the moments after sunset more colorful.
It was an hour wait for a dinner, so we just enjoyed the ambiance and music on the patio; and, finished our cocktails.
Check out their website (www.muckyduck.com) for their menu, photo gallery and beach cam.
Merely by chance, we ended up having dinner at the Key Lime Bistro (www.keylimebistrocaptiva.com) next to the Captiva Island Inn just down the road from the Mucky Duck. There was no wait for a table for two on their patio and, a bonus for us, was that our doggie, Sadie, was permitted to join us.
We both had fantastic seafood dinners (salmon w/crab and asparagus and blackened mahi) and enjoyed the entertainment while we ate. Service was excellent. These two musicians were really good, too. Sadie was well-behaved while making some new-found friends. The ambiance of the patio is so much nicer than inside, but if you have a large group or have a preference of where you sit; make reservations in advance (even on weeknights).
It was really a very pleasant evening. As always, I am reminded of how thankful I am for our wonderful RV lifestyle.