I have been reading this forum for the past 2 years, while I await my return to paradise. This forum is by far the most informative and helpful one on TA.
Bike rental (trail a bikes)- check
Beach wagon rental - check
Umbrella, swimsuits, sunscreen - check
Long, Long drive - can't check until safe arrival
I used to go so Sanibel every year as a kid, but have not been there for about 20 years. Now that I have talked my wife and kids (4 & 6) into this vacation, the anticipation is killing me. I keep worrying about the drive (not a big deal), the no-seeums (got spray), stingrays (shuffle practiced), and the amount of shells to bring home (nothing living).
We have been to Fort Morgan, AL, Destin, Hilton Head, Mexico, but I have always told my family that the shells are not Sanibel quality, so don't bother keeping it. I am sure Sanibel will deliver for us.
Can't wait to post trip report from the paradise. I know it has changed, but I am sure the fun will still be there.
Sanibel - See ya soon