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shellabaloo January 2015

 

Call Island Inn at 800-851-5088 today to reserve your spot for this awesome exshellaganza

 

Shellabaloo!

 January 5-8, 2015

If you’re a sheller, you’ve probably heard how much fun we have on our Shellabaloo shelling adventures.

It’s the best beach combing bananza on earth.

Shellabaloo 2 seashell pile captiva

I will guide you on the best shelling beaches in the world to find the awesome seashells Sanibel is famous for.

pam rambo guide cayo costa shelling

I’m so happy the beachfront Island Inn Sanibel is once again hosting this shelling vacation package of a lifetime. It’s the perfect island resort with rich history of shell collecting. They love shelling too!

Island Inn Sanibel Office

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this spectasheller event to find treasures like this…

seashell display from iLoveShelling Sanibel Shellabaloo

And shells like this …

cindy horse conch shellabaloo

Bond with other crazy shellers like this…

selfie shellfie ILoveShelling

Pam Rambo with Shellabaloo 3 girls

We’ll kick off this adventure with a Shellabaloo Shelloha Party!

shellabaloo 3 shellers on beach sanibel island inn

From there we will enjoy dinners and share stories…

shellabaloo 4 dinner january shell trip

We’ll go island hopping by boat! We’ll explore the new shelling destination south of Sanibel at Big Hickory Island with Sight Sea-R Cruises

captiva cruise cayo costa shelling shellabaloo

We’ll enjoy picnic lunches together while we talk about our shell finds from the morning…

shellabaloo 1 lunch

And of course… we’ll shell!

sanibel stoop shellabaloo 3

Shell!

cathy shellabaloo 3 water shell scoop

Shell!

shelling sanibel shellabaloo

Here’s the most important thing- We meet other people who love the beach and collecting shells and treasures as much we do. Sharing this experience is something to remember forever. (Click next image to read more clearly)

Shellabaloo E Blast Jan 2015

This is going to be a shell of a good time for all of us! So join the fun January 5-8, 2015  by calling Island Inn for accommodations pricing and any details and they can answer any of your questions at 800-851-5088. Call before it sells out!

sanibel shellers row

shell n tell shellabaloo 4

sunset at Island Inn Sanibel

Hope to see you soon!

pam rambo iLoveShelling

seashells display with sea grape leaves

When shellers get together at Shellabaloo, incredishell things happen.

seashell displays from Sanibel shellabaloo 2014

Seashell creativity gets shellsational!

seashell display from iLoveShelling Sanibel Shellabaloo

Shellers turn into Michelanshello…

sea shell picture

Leonardo Di Vinshell…

cindy's shell display shellabaloo 5

Pablo Picasshell…

creative seashell picture

Jackson Shellock…

varieties of sanibel seashells

Marc Shellgall…

seashells with pink flowers

Paul Shellzanne…

Mini seashells from sanibel display

Mary Shellsatt…

Malgorzata shell collection shellabaloo 2014Malgorzata shell collection shellabaloo 2014

And Shellgar Degas…

shell butterfly with sunray venus

Our Shellabaloo Shell ‘N Tell at Island Inn turned into a shellorama of artistic fun! Let me re-introduce you to the arteeeests.

John captured his masterpiece with a palette of seascape undertones…

john at iLoveShelling shellabaloo

Carol shared her shell perspective with an esthetic splash of color with a mixed media using orchids and butterfly ALTERNATE TELLINS…

carol with her shell display

Malgorzata’s avant-garde creation illustrated the many possibilities of collecting miniatures…

malgozata with her seashell display at Shellabaloo 5

The Texas sisters Lisa, Sunnye and Suzanne shared an assemblage of shell variants in their gallery of abstracts…

Lisa, Sunnye, suzanne with shell collection at Shellabaloo

Iron Man Bill chose to compose his canvas with his minimalist perspective from shelling while water snorkeling. (Oh and btw, -stepping out of the silly “artsy” language for a minute- he truly is a competitive Iron Man- wow!)

bill at shellabaloo with shell display

Cindy’s three- dimensional masterpiece exhibited blended lifelike designs…

cindy with shell display at iLoveShelling Shellabaloo

Suzi’s impressionistic style set off by brilliant pigments, designed a collage of remarkable beauty.

Suzi with seashell collection at Shellabaloo

Didn’t you enjoy the Shellabaloo Shellartist Gallery? LOL

On our last night together after drooling over all of the amazing shell displays, we had a Shellabaloo prize! This stunning Sanibel Island Junonia necklace from Sealife By Congress is the perfect keepsake for Sanibel shellers so it was a perfect piece for remembering Shellabaloo. I wear mine every day!

sanibel island junonia pendant

Suzanne was the lucky winner of the Sealife By Congress necklace! Congratshellations Suzanne!

pam rambo presents suzanne with winning necklace

Our time together was priceless.

Sanibel Shellabaloo shelling tour April 2014

We collected lots of shells and memories together.

sand dollar at Cayo Costa

 

Four perfect days…

sunset over palm trees

to the last perfect sunset at the Island Inn Beachfront Resort.

sunset over beach shells

Clark and I thank each of these amazing people for joining us!

pam and clark at Sanibel Shellabaloo

What exactly is Shellabaloo? Its the most spectasheller shelling event on the planet! CLICK HERE for more info

PS- Unfortunately, I don’t have any dates for a future Shellabaloo but I do have a few other Shelling Adventures set up – CLICK HERE

shelling adventures trips by pam

 

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Apr
27

Shellabaloo Shelling Trip To Sanibel

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seashell display from iLoveShelling Sanibel Shellabaloo

Our Sanibel Shellabaloo shelling adventure this week was fabulous! As I’ve said before… shellers are the nicest folks in the world. This was proved one more time as our spectacular group gathered together on the beachfront of the Island Inn to meet each other to spend 4 days collecting seashells and sharing our lives with each other.

Shellabaloo april 2014 shelling group

Suzi came from England to join us for our exshellent adventure to find beautiful shells and soak up the beautiful sunshine.

suzi with seashells by the seashore

Each day we shelled the beach at Island Inn then tried the other beaches of Sanibel like Gulfside City Park and Lighthouse Beach.

sea shells collected on Sanibel

Carol from Connecticut had the best luck at Gulfside City Beach finding the mini shells.

Carol with seashells at Sanibel Shellabaloo

Malgorzata from New Jersey, Cindy from Michigan (right) and I hit a mini honey hole so we shellebrated by taking a selfie… errrr… or should I say “shellfie”. heehee

selfie shellfie ILoveShelling

John joined us from Tennessee as he charmed our group with his southern style. And btw, he designed that beeeeauteeeful shell display in the first photo. Gorgeous!

John finds seashells on Sanibel Shellabaloo

He found such a variety of shells from a double JEWELBOX to OLIVES to a WHITE CRESTED TELLIN.

seashells from Sanibel's Gulfside City Park

Talking about southern charm… we had three Texas sisters join us. Lisa, Sonnye and Suzanne have been shelling most of their lives and coming to Sanibel for almost 30 years. We loved hearing their history of shelling the island and other places in the world.

shelling sisters on cruise to cayo costa

Of course we took a Captiva Cruise to Cayo Costa!

shells from southwest florida

 

Cindy’s husband Bill took advantage of the crystal clear water to snorkel for shells.

snorkeling lee county

He found a nice size LIGHTNING WHELK!

snorkeling southwest florida gulf coast

Clark went on the trip with us too and found a huge KINGS CROWN… but then realized it had a HERMIT CRAB occupying the shell so put it back in the water.

clark kings crown shell

Some of us were lucky to see a MANATEE leisurely swam by to say hi.

manatee at cayo costa florida

I think the most fun we all had was sharing discoveries with each other…

inspecting mollusk egg shells

I love sharing our meals together but I think my favorite was “FroYo” at Zebra Frozen Yogurt!

Sanibel Zebra Frozen Yogurt

There is still more to come for more shell photos and you’ll get to meet the Shellabalooers a little more on my next post… so stay tuned!

sweet sanibel shells with flowers