My wife Susan and I arrived at our little house on the Rauschenberg Residency property this morning.The travel time from Portland, door-to-door was just about 11 hours. Slept for a few hours on the plane overnight.
We met Terri, who is the chef for the Residency and got a quick tour via an really old utility [golf] cart. The property stretches across the island of Captiva from Pine Island sound to the Gulf of Mexico, and includes several small old-style vacation-style houses like the one we are in. There are large studio buildings as well. Once all the artists are here tomorrow we will get the full walk through tour.
Since we’ve never been to Florida before this is quite the flora wonderland, and bird watching is pretty cool too. Lotsa pelicans and hovering turkey vultures.