Just so ya know, Clark and I are safe and sound. We’re a little stressed by Irma (okay yea, A LOT stressed) but we’ve done all we can to protect our beloved Sanibel but more importantly… protect ourselves and our kitties. We are sending out hopes of safety for everybody in her path.
Im sorry to say I won’t be responding to any comments or publishing any more posts to conserve our phones in case of emergency for anybody. But just know that I love to read your replies so until this beast called Irma passes and we know Sanibel and our friends are ok, I’ll try to post afterwards. Please
keep Sanibel and everyone in her tracks in your thoughts. Go away Irma!
UPDATE: After Hurricane Irma- CLICK HERE to read the rest of the story.
Prayers for all of Florida … so scary. Glad you, Clark, and kitties are in a safe place.
Have thought about you a hundred times this week as I have been glued to the weather channel ( sound only while working) all this week. We were on the August 11 th Cayo Costa cruise with you and loved it so much!!!Thoughts and many prayers for you, Clark , the kitties and beloved Sanibel. Safe prayers for everyone!!
Sandi Hill. Michelle Parkers friend
prayers, thoughts, concerns from Utah….
Pam, we’ve never met but you bring joy to me with your posts. I’ve been wondering how you are all doing down there. Thinking of all Floridians with a heavy heart. Hoping for the best. Let us know how you make out…
Lots of prayers are headed to Florida.
Glad to hear you’re okay! Have been thinking of you and others down there…especially when they showed newscasts from Sanibel. Stay safe!
Glad you are ok. I am in Oakland Park (Ft Lauderdale) and we’ve already had a tornado touch down.
Keeping you and all other Floridians in my thoughts.
Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Sanibel and all of your posts. Be safe
Prayers for all, Sanibel, and the sunshine state. Breaking my heart. Trusting God’s provision will be seen and felt among the chaos of Irma. I love every inch of Sanibel and Captiva.
So glad to hear you’re safe! Somewhere off Sanibel until Irma passes. Hopefully everything will be ok after the storm.. if not remember it’s just stuff.. we can all replace and rebuild..
Naples & South Lyon, Michigan
Praying for all of you in Irma’s path as well as for beautiful Sanibel Island. Stay safe.
MY LOVED ONE AND I STILL HAVE DEFINITE PLANS TO MOVE TO FLORIDA AND STAY LIFETIME FLORIDIANS. PLEASE KEEP US POSTED AND STAY SAFE!!! OUR LOVE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
Be safe praying for everyonbes safety
Hoping and praying for the best for Sanibel and all of Florida. Glad you and Clark are safe and sound with the kitties.
Praying for you and your beloved, beautiful Sanibel. Glad you have found safe shelter. My heart breaks for all of Florida facing this horrible storm. May god bless all of you. 🙏🏻❤️😢
God bless you guys. Be safe. You have so many people sending you prayers from afar. Hoping for the best, Bonnie in Montana.
the Only silver lining would be a bunch of buried junonias uncovered…be safe sanibelians and captivans….
Sending prayers for you and your family, Sanibel, and all of our beloved FLA and their residents. Stay safe!
Glad you all are safe. Praying Irma doesn’t hit as hard as they say.
Live in TX (Amarillo) but have shelled Sanibel four times. The last 2016 Christmas. Heartbroken about Irma. Very worried about the beautiful Chapel by the Sea. Currently watching the “City of Sanibel Traffic Cams”on “mysanibel.us” which makes us feel a little closer and very frightened. Prayers for all affected. Glad you’all are safe. Like everyone, we’re glued to the weather channel as friends lost homes in Rockport. Waiting to hear any news Pam. Take care and be safe.
What a beautiful but scary picture. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Florida.
What an amazing, scary, beautiful, scary picture. Prayers for your and all in the hurricane path.
Please be safe! You’re in our thoughts and prayers!
Thank you for letting us kniw you are okay
We are all alot nervois
We are all praying for sanibel and for Florida
Sending Hugs and prayers
You did not ssy rather you and clark are on the island
I hope not
Hope you are in a safer place
Sending hugs snd prayers
Please irma Go awsy
Dearest Pam, I am so relieved that you and yours are safe! My heart aches for Sanibel and for everyone who calls this paradise home! My prayers will continue until this evil storm leaves!
Many prayers for you, your family & the beautiful island of Sanibel.
Prayers for your family and Sanibel! You are loved and appreciated by so many! ❤
was in Sanibel last year and it is such a beautiful place. Sending you and your family and all of Florida lots of prayers.
Have been thinking about you today. Glad you’re all safe. Our hearts are heavy watching the news from Steamboat. Hoping you and everyone else stay safe.
Amy and John from Steamboat
Thoughts are with you and everyone in the path of this storm and in the place that brings me much peace and reflection. <3
Have been thinking about you and my beloved Sanibel Island all week as I have been watching the Weather Channel nonstop. So glad to know that yall are out and safe. I am in Panama City, FL and am getting out Sun. morning. Prayers for all of Florida.
Praying for you all, as well as my family in all the states affected by Irma. Please be safe! ❤️
The Texas Cousins are praying for you both and all of Sanibel. We just experienced the affects of Harvey in Southeast Texas, so we know what you’re going through. Stay safe.
Prays from WV…… We have been glued to the weather channel all weekend. Sanibel is like a second home for us when we can get away. We are so glad you guys decided you leave the island and go some where safe.
Prayers for you, your family and our beloved Sanibel. God speed.
You are in our prayers. We visited last year and fell in love. I hope sanibel and captiva are spared! God bless!
Glad you’re in a safe place, Pam. There are so many Facebook prayers and good wishes from all of us who love our Sanibel.
It’s safe to say everyone reading these posts agree for all Floridians safety and prayers to all who have suffered in the Caribbean and prayers also for recovery. I send hope, faith, strength and courage to you. God speed. Tracey
Never posted – but love your blog and your passion for shells and Sanibel! Was supposed to be there this weekend for a mother daughter trip – we both love shelling and have been to Sanibel over the years and sadly had to cancel. Thinking of you and everyone in Irma’s path and praying for the best!
I’ve never posted, but love your blog and passion for Sanibel and shelling! Was sadly supposed to be there this weekend for a mother/daughter trip – we both love shelling and have been to Sanibel over the years and sadly had to cancel. Thinking of you and everyone in Irma’s path and praying for the best.
Coming down for 4th time in a little over a month. Hoping for the best. I love Sanibel/Captiva. Prayers for all in the path of Irma.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, fur babies included! My family is on the East Coast of FL and I’m in Colorado so it’s a bit nerve wracking with all the media hype!
Stay safe and let us know how you fair when it’s all passed!!
Pam and family, May God hold you all in the hollow of his hand during this awful time. Take care and be safe.
Sandi c from Illinois
Keeping Sanibel and the surrounding areas in my heart today, and avidly following weather reports. I vacationed there as a kid, and took my kids there last summer for their first time! During our stay, I used your blog to ID all my finds, and feel a sense of closeness to you!
Praying everyone stays safe, and damage is minimal.
Pam, Thank you for letting us know you are ok. A lot of prayers will be going out to you and all Floridians and especially our beloved island of Sanibel. After Irma had passed please reach out and let us know how we can help in any capacity to rebuild and support Sanibel. With love, Julie and family
I keep thinking about you and Clark! Please stay safe!! Sending prayers that all people & their loved ones will be safe and that homes will be ok! 🙏
Sherri from MN
Pam – I really hope you are not still on the island. We were there last weekend and had a wonderful time. Our thoughts and prayers are constant for our beautiful Sanibel and our beautiful state of Florida. We are holding on in Jupiter and getting ready for hurricane winds. It is hard to believe there is so much destruction and so much more to come.
Be safe wherever you are and I hope to see you again on Sanibel one day soon.
Penny & Faye
Pam – praying for all our friends on Sanibel and hope you are not still there. We are hanging on in Jupiter and waiting for hurricane winds soon. I hope to see you again on Sanibel one day soon.
Staying safe is what is important. Please take care.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I believe that I know a little of what you must be going through. I did not evacuate my home in the Corpus Christi area when Hurricane Harvey hit. I have birds and a dog and did not want to go into a shelter. We did not have power for 5 days and it was hard dealing with the heat and humidity. Please stay safe!
Thinking a lot about you all on the islands. From 1961-1969 my family would live out of an airstream travel trailer, in the Periwinkle Trailer Park, for about 6 weeks every winter (we live in west central Indiana). I was 1-8 years old at that time. Haven’t been back since a one day visit in 1975. Many fond memories of Sanibel. Stay safe!
I found your site before visiting Sanibel this summer. I absolutely fell in love with the island & enjoy how your posts give me a glimpse back there. Praying you are all safe during the hurricane, looking forward to an update.
Just stay safe, take no chances . Love to your kitties. What they are showing don’t look too bad yet
Love Sanibel. We usually stay at Island Inn. Mother’s Day my daughter Kimberly and Michael gifted Jim and I with a long weekend on Sanibel in a condo we all shared. Had not been there in May before. It was perfect. I pray for all the people and animals of all types there. May you all be safe.
Sanibel holds a special place in my heart. Supposed to be heading down in 2 weeks 😢
have many family and friends everywhere in Miami, Naples, Tampa and Orlando. Keeping you Pam, your family and mine in my prayers that all will come through safe. Still leaving this week to move permanently to the Orlando area. Am impressed by the level of preparedness and the resilience of all Floridians. Still a beautiful state. See you all soon.
Thank you for the post, Pam. I have been worried about you and Clark and your kitties. I hope everything stays good after the storm has been there and gone. When I lived there but on the east coast we had 3 hurricanes in just over a month. I was trying to pack my house up to move back up here to Indiana but I couldn’t stay home long enough to do it. Well I finally got it done and came back here in Oct. 2004.
I am coming to Sanibel Island in October and can’t wait to meet you. I already reserved 2 spots on the cruise to Cayo Costa on the 24th. I hope you and Clark and the kitties are ok today. Thanks again for the post and I will continue praying for all of you.
Thanks for the update It’s really lovely how shellers have become family and all look out for each other even though many of us have only met online. Sending prayers for all of FL. Best wishes always and keep us updated as you can.
So glad you are safe. I’ve watched so many of your videos, I feel like I know you. We were supposed to fly down on the 20th for a week at Sundial. Not sure if that can happen now. If not, then at a later date. Save me some shells. LOL Prayers for you and everyone else at the mercy of Irma.
Hi Pam – you and yours have been in my prayers.
I have been praying a lot for my friends, family and wildlife in FL. I’m glad you and Clark are ok and I look forward to you posting again! I hope to get down to Sanibel before this year is out. See you then. 😊
Dear Pam and Clark,
Keep safe, and know you and all our friends on Sanibel are in our prayers. Give us an update when you can. We look forward to joining one of your trips in February. our love Suzi and Brendan
Prayers for you and your family! Never been to sanibel but would love to come.
We are so glad that beautiful Sanibel made it. We are also glad that most of the people in Sanibel have homes to go home to! God is good!!! Our prayers have been answered. This storm could have been so much worse for the state of FL. Things like this should make everyone thankful for the blessing we have in our lives.
: ) The Slavens
In Houston, sending thanks to the universe that two special people, Pam and Clark, are safe and are wrapped in such caring thoughts from all over the country. Pam, I have spent days rescuing whatever possessions may still be ok in my 90-year-old mother’s house that was flooded with 3′ of water. And yet, I am so grateful that she is safe and her feet are dry thanks to the caring of Texans. So here is a Texan sending you and Clark and kits warm, DRY wishes from The Lone Star State. See you soon on the beach.
just watched the video you posted with my Mom and it had us both in tears. My Mom, Sister Isabella, and myself have had a trip to Sanibel Island planned for months now from September 21 to the 24 (In a week!). Isabella and I planned this trip for our Mom for her 60th birthday! The reason we picked Sanibel is because of the shells, we are shell CRAZY! We are mermaids from the Jersey Shore and after Sandy hit our shelling has never been the same. Now we are worried after Irma there won’t be any shells! I would love to surprise my Mom with a shelling adventure with you if by any chance you are free. Please let me know if this is possible or if you can tell me any must see shelling beaches. Thank you Pam!
Pam, I’m Pattie Alford, St. Simons Island, Ga. We were hit by Irma pretty hard as we were on the east side of her as she creeped up Fla. I stayed and live on the marsh. I still find myself tearing right out of the blue. Interestingly, I didn’t find many shells but did find intact angel wings. Odd. Maybe blessed.
So glad to hear all is safe
You can get what you need a little at a time but your life is so precious, thank GOD for that.