Small Town stuff

Disney’s new Four Season’s Resort view from the residential North

Disney's Four Season Resort
Looking south from neighborhood


Disney's Four Season Resort
Closer view of Disney’s Four Season’s Resort from neighborhood sea wall


Experimenting with photo sizes today.

Accepting the fact that mobile devices are becoming the predominant viewing tool of choice.

There’s a WordPress Plugin that would probably help, but Mid Life Celebration is a Plugin minimalist.

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A Very Nice Ending

Had a very nice ending to a great week.  The Writer’s Retreat was highly productive.  Set a significant, new benchmark number for weekly website hits.

I attribute this to the both the quality and quantity of time spent learning, and applying what I learned, each day.

I was pleasantly surprised and delighted yesterday morning, when I went to the front office at Mitchell’s Sand Castles , to check on coming back next year.

Frank, who I had just met a week ago, was new.  In fact everyone there was new.  Not new to hospitality.  New to Mitchell’s Sand Castles.

I was nervous about the sweeping change in management and wrote about this at on July 3, in a blog post entitled,  This Reminds Me .

To make a long story short, Frank blew me away with his efforts to go above and beyond to make me feel special.

Sunday mornings are always busy in a Resort, but Frank made me feel like the only customer he had.  I got to know him and really enjoyed building a nice relationship with him.

We’ve been visiting Mitchell’s Sand Castles for 21 years – this was our 23 time, which is how I knew it would be the perfect place for my first Writer’s Retreat.

If you are looking for Old Florida Charm, in a Beach Cottage setting, along with a laid-back, informal atmosphere, on a secluded side of Sanibel Island, Mitchell’s Sand Castles is perfect.

It ain’t the Ritz-Carlton, but we love everything about it, especially the fact that our dog is welcome.

Wish there was more time to write, but I’m back to the real world tomorrow and have go press my white button-down shirt for tomorrow morning.

I miss the Sanibel Island sunsets, the Sanibel sea shelling, the Sanibel beach, the palm trees, the sunshine, the soothing sound of the Gulf of Mexico, and my new friend, Frank.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂