My aunt, Sue Austin, suggested I send some pictures of our trip to Ocean’s Reach in June 2009. This was our second trip to Ocean’s Reach and we will definitely be back!
My daughter Olivia with a starfish
My son Joe and Olivia on the path to the beach.
Thanks, Kelley McCann
Andy, visiting Boston for the past four days, ran into an old friend on the esplanade in downtown Boston. He renewed his friendship with his ala mater mascot, the Northeastern Huskie.
When Andy leaves the office for a few days, we never know what new adventures he will encounter but he keeps in touch with his photographs.
The new program recently started at the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum, “Children Play…Parents May…” is proving to be quite a success.Â The following letter is from one satisfied Ocean’s Reach family, along with pictures to prove it.
I wanted to get back with you with a report about the program that Diane Thomas has started at the Shell Museum. We took Hannah (8) and Braden (6) to Tuesday’s program. They are both relatively independent and social, so we had few worries about how they would handle the newness.
They did great, thanks to Diane’s well-organized plans for crafts, songs, and education. At 11:30, when we picked up the kids, Braden said, “I wish this could be our school.” Say no more, huh?
Anyway, please have no reservations about recommending Diane’s program to other Ocean’s Reach patrons. By copy of this e-mail to her, I am also saying “Many thanks” for the initiative and enthusiasm.
We referred the program to a couple from New York today, while visiting on a trolley ride.
Well done, Diane.
Danne W Webb
You book your vacation, the day arrives and you check into a gorgeous condo at Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel Island. The condo is spotless, all appliances and kitchen utensils await your use, the carpets and floors are clean, beautiful and everything is ready for your family. Sometimes all of the work that has to be done so that the wonderful condos are ready and waiting for you upon arrival just doesn’t register. Jim, of DJ Carpet Company, is one of the persons behind the scene playing a very important role in keeping our condominiums in tip top shape for all of our guests and owners.
A big thanks to Jim of DJ Carpets!!!
The Periwinkle Park and Campground on Sanibel Island hosts an incredible bird presentation most days by Libby, the Bird Lady. Robert and Judy Groninger sent these pictures to share from their trip in February. The two young men accompanying them are their grandsons, Evan and Liam Chilcote, and it looks like the boys really enjoyed their close interactions with the birds. Robert writes, “The Bird Lady has been doing this presentation for many years.Â You park outside the welcome gate and walk in, and anyone can ride their bike inside to see the birds and caged area, anytime.Â We take the kids there almost every year! The Bird Lady tells the history of each bird, habits, and a lot of information about wild birds in general.Â She also makes dvds available of presentation and facts about birds.We think everyone should see this wonderful presentation!!! In the summer months it may not be every day, so it might be wise to call first before going. Robert and Judy followed the bird show with the “Grand Finale”, DQ, located just across the street.Â Don’t forget when you are visiting Ocean’s Reach that the Periwinkle Park and Campground is one of the favorite all time Sanibel activities.