I woke up in a great mood early this morning. Why wouldn’t I? I’m in beautiful southwest Florida, doing what I love to do; taking pictures! I woke up extra happy this morning knowing that I was going to be heading to Ft. Myers Beach for breakfast. One of my fellow Corn Fed Spartan brothers, Andy, recommended I have breakfast at a place down by the beach called Heavenly Biscuit.
After a short drive I arrived at Heavenly Biscuit, a quaint little place, to find it was already completely packed! There was literally a line that had formed out the front door all the way into the parking area (which isn’t much of a parking area.) I couldn’t even get a good picture of the establishment because there were vehicles parked in front of the building and people all over the place. I ended up getting this picture from the Heavenly Biscuit Facebook page.
I parked the car across the street and walked over to get in line. At the front door there was a menu holder with menus outlining the items they offered, which was a great saver of time. I grabbed a menu and was immediately attracted to an item called the “Sinful Cinnamon Roll”. I’m not sure why this appealed to me so much. Could it have been the reviews I read about this place online and all the customers recommending the cinnamon roll that would ruin any future cinnamon rolls I may encounter? Or was it the fact that they touted it as the “Sinful Cinnamon Roll” in a place called “Heavenly Biscuit”? Either way, I knew that’s what I wanted. That and the largest glass of milk they had! Typically I’m more of an “inside” cinnamon roll kind of guy. You know, the roll that’s in the middle of the circular pan so it doesn’t have any crunchy edges. Well, that didn’t matter with this one. The edges were the perfect level of crunchiness and the entire thing was smothered with icing by the generous icing lady. The icing oozed out of the pitcher like thick sugary nectar of the gods! Luckily I was mindful enough to get a large glass of milk, because it was going to take every ounce of it to wash this delicious thing down!
After I was finished with breakfast I decided to hit the beach since I was right there. I wanted to see if the pirate was there again so I could get my picture taken with him this time. The pirate wasn’t there, but I went ahead and hung out there for a little bit anyway. I’m glad I did too! As I was walking on the pier, I glanced down into the water to see what I initially thought was a shark! I saw a dorsal fin break the surface of the water, then submerge again. I kept my eye on the area and sure enough, there it was again. Only it wasn’t a shark; it was Flipper. Well, maybe not the Flipper, but definitely a distant relative. It was a dolphin out for his morning swim. I took a few pictures of him frolicking about.
After spending about 45 minutes at the pier and the beach, I decided it was about time to head back. I had a few things I wanted to get done here at photography headquarters before Chiara left. Speaking of Chiara, she thought it would be prudent of me to include a little something about a vehicle we had seen yesterday. We had actually seen it before, but it came up in conversation yesterday as we drove by it. It is a “donk” car (thanks, Scott) that looks incredibly ridiculous. There really aren’t any words that adequately describe this machine, so I’ll enlighten you with an image instead.
There it is, in all it’s glory. You’ll notice it says “Wal*Mart” on the side and just under that, “Always Low Prices”. Well, yesterday as we were driving by it, Chiara came up with this theory: It must be a pimp’s car! He’s clearly advertising that he always has the lowest prices, and what better way to advertise that than with this flashy auto voiture? I have to admit, even if she’s not right, that is a pretty sound theory! I know this vehicle has caught my attention a few times just driving by it. I could only image that it’s a head-turner as it’s cruising the strip!
There you have it; my adventures from today. I’m going to wrap this up so I can go to the movies. I’m one of the writers over at Let There Be Movies and it’s my turn to review a newly released movie. My full review from the movie can be read on that blog! Be sure to check it out! It’ll make me happy, happy, happy!