iLoveShelling com golf cart parade

This is yet another reason why I love living in paradise. We dress up for the holidays in shorts and flip flops and decorate golf carts as our floats for the Christmas parade. It’s cute, quirky and very Captiva.

John (AKA Elvis) and Denice Beggs of Royal Shell Real Estate celebrated with a “Blue Christmas”…

Beggs Realtors blue Christmas CHV

These gals were the fan favorites in their Naughty and Nice Pink Flamingo golf cart…

Naughty Nice Pink Flamingos CHV

Can you believe there is a golf cart inside Kingfisher Vacations‘ Mighty Reindeer?

Kingfisher vacations CHV golf cart

Look how adorable!

Bubble Room CHV parade

VIP Real Estate turned their whole golf cart into Santa himself…

VIP Realty CHV Christmas golf cart

Did you know that Rudolph The Red Nose Flamingo lives in Captiva?

Captiva resident golf cart CHV

…or did you know that snow flakes could get this big on Captiva?

Captiva residents CHV

I’m sure its no surprise there are mermaids on Captiva…

Swimtastics Captiva

And Elves!

South Seas Golf cart parade elf

Captiva Kayak Company was one of the big winners of the best float. Cute!

Captiva Kayak company golf cart parade

For me, one of  the best parts of the parade was before it even started. As we pulled the Junonia Jalopy into the lineup, we met iLoveShelling buddies Diane and Steve from Connecticut. It was so nice to meet yall! Hope you find lots of treasure this week.

Diane Steve love shelling CHV cart

The oh-so-cute Raccoon Captiva Critter Christmas float was on the move…

American Realty Captiva parade CHV

Les Pendleton of American Realty Of Captiva (they made the Raccoon float above!) filmed the whole parade. So you get to see it too! Happy Holidays from the Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade, thanks to Les!

While we were having all this fun at the parade, Donnie Benton was busy shelling Blind Pass and this is what he found.

donnie benton alphabet

Nice, huh? But look at this SCOTCH BONNET!

Donnie Benton scotch bonnet

And he found this freakish FIGHTING CONCH. Very cool.

Donnie Benton freak conch

Over on West Gulf Drive, Gail and Alicia found a MacDaddy 12 inch HORSE CONCH. And it was Gail’s birthday…that’s a great birthday gift from the sea! What a weekend.

Gail 12 inch horse conch sanibel