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Family Day

Sunday, April 10, 2016.  Sanibel Causeway.  Click to enlarge.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

There are many Hispanic families in southwest Florida, and they love to get together by the Gulf, set up tables, cook, eat, fish, play Spanish music, romp with the kids and have a great time.  This is the causeway which separates the mainland from Sanibel Island, a privileged place mostly for those with money.  There are few public beaches, and parking is difficult.

But the causeway is different because, for the price of a bridge toll, these families can enjoy the sun and breezes for free.

I passed a big muscular guy with tattoos up and down both arms; he was grilling for his group. He wore a sleeveless  white T shirt, shorts and a pork pie hat. I loved the vibe and the Latin rhythms.  I looked at him and wondered about him  (I have always been a people watcher.) I didn’t dare take his picture. He looked grimly at me and my camera; then he flashed a big smile; I smiled back and walked on.  It really was a good day.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @ Blogfinger




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