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Home, Sweet Home

by Meghann on July 1, 2012

Good-bye, North Captiva!! We had fun!

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Even with extending our trip by a day, this vacation still went way too quickly. Why does that always happen?!

If you’re curious about the island we stayed on, check out the review I wrote on North Captiva after our first visit 3 years ago. I think the fact that we keep returning year after year, is proof enough for how much we love it. Nothing like escaping to a semi-deserted island for a week (especially one where you can bring the pups πŸ˜‰ ). I’d highly recommend it. πŸ™‚

We were up at the crack of dawn to take the first boat off of the island this morning. I made a bowl of cereal, yogurt, and berries before the last of the food was packed up.

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A reminder of how much stuff we carted onto the island….

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And all we had left leaving the island.

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It’s amazing how much the pile shrinks with the absence of food and alcohol. πŸ˜‰

Everything was loaded up and taken to the dock around 8:00. We followed a few minutes later.

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I’m not sure Maddie knew what was going on. I’m assuming she thought it was another vacation adventure. She had a blast on the boat ride…

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But kept giving me the stink eye on the drive home.

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“We’re back in the car? You’ve got to be kidding me, Mom!”

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Grandma can do no wrong.

Since my parents drove us back to Tampa, Derek and I treated them to Taco Bus for lunch.

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It was my dad’s choice. He loves Taco Bus almost as much as I do.

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I ordered the lunch special with a butternut squash taco (probably the best thing on the menu) and a pollo verde taco.

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I also had some homemade trail mix on the car ride back home.

It feels good to be home, but all I want to do is lay on the couch and crash. I think some DVR watching may be in order.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Oooo that mexican food looks delicious! Glad you all had a great time!
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2 Gabby (Quest for Delicious) July 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Those tacos look so fresh and flavorful! Reminds me of a place I have here called Wahoo’s. πŸ™‚
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3 Kaitlyn @ Chocolate Running Shoes July 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Ohhh I’m normally not a taco person, but a butternut squash taco sounds like something I HAVE to try….yum!
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4 Cait's Plate July 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Glad you had fun!! All the food looks so fresh and delicious!
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5 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City July 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Butternut squash tacos sound amazing. I wonder if I can recreate them….
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6 Candice July 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Its always surprising how much food a family can go through in a few days! It makes the trip back easier/lighter right?!
Those tacos look delish!

7 Michele July 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Captiva is the best! I’m glad the weather worked out for you!

8 erica July 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

hahaha! i love maddie’s stink eye! so cute!
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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Glad you had a good trip!! πŸ™‚
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10 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

The food looks YUMMY! Glad you had a fun trip =]
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11 Grace @ Grace Dishes July 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful trip from your earlier posts! I really love your beach hair!
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12 Army Amy* July 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Vacations are fun, but nothing beats sleeping in your own bed! Glad y’all made it back with much less flourish than getting there!*
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