Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

There was much less competition at Sunday's Easter egg hunt.

Willa, almost four, Hazel, two.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Royal Scoop's 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Royal Scoop, a terrific local ice cream shop, holds an annual Easter egg hunt in the field of a church across the street.  Hundreds of little kids (and their larger parents) look forward to it.

Volunteers sprinkled the field with thousands of colorful eggs.

Many of the egg hunters in the 2-5 year old hunt looked much older.

Some worried hunters got separated from parents.

Afterwards, the hunters examined their haul.

There were, of course, slides and swings and bounce houses.

Then, racing with an egg in a spoon.

And finishing with the egg toss.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ice Cream

Even though the City of Bonita Springs has undertaken a major renovation of Old Route 41,
it still has the feeling of long lost days.  A small ice cream shop shares space with a flower shop.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Beach Gymnastics

Get some American teen girls together on a beach and pretty soon the cheers, back flips, 
somersaults, handstands and other gymnastic moves will begin.

Some good.

Some just enthusiastic.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mysore Fig Tree

Shangri-La Springs has two huge mysore fig trees on the property.  One was recently named the biggest in Florida, but construction in the area makes it unphotographable.  This is the second mysore fig tree on the property.  It is considered the third largest in Florida and is called the Challenger Tree.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Shangri-La Springs

Shangri-La Springs is a hundred year old hotel complex on Old Route 41 in Bonita Springs.
The property has statues and signs about relaxation and meditation, citing influences like the
Calusa natives who once lived here, the Spanish settlers, and Chinese and Indian.

I don't get it.