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Sanibel & Captiva
Sanibel-Captiva is a long, backwards J-shaped island just off Florida's western coast near Fort Meyers. Our suggestion said we would find cheap beer, cheap grub, beautiful beaches full of seashells, dolphins and manatees and a funky little antique shop. We couldn't pass any of that up, especially in February when we would normally be bundled up, shivering and trudging through the slushy snow in New York. It was 75 degrees and sunny; we were gonna stick it to winter and spend the day at the beach.