My husband, and I were married in 2011, remarriages for both of us. We didn’t have time for a honeymoon as he was (and still is) active duty military. His family lived several generations on Sanibel, and continue to reside in Fort Myers & Naples. In fact, our youngest attends FGCU. So when the Army stationed us in Miami, we knew that we had to carve out some time on Sanibel for our 10 year anniversary and belated honeymoon. During our amazing stay April 2021 in cottage #2 at Beachview Cottages, my husband introduced me to the miraculous shells, even capturing me doing the various Sanibel stoops. We enjoyed morning coffee every morning on the beach just a few steps from our cottage and wine with the sunsets. We even found his family’s former homes while riding our bikes around the island, burning calories from delicious foods! My husband had visited Sanibel only once since joining the Army in 1982 – we will cherish our stay at Beachview Cottages!