Some vignettes from the Institution.

Wandering the grounds is a daily event as we wend our way back and forth from programs in the center of “campus” to our rental out on the north end of the property.  We are about a mile and a half from the center.  With biking and walking, we are doing over 8,000 steps per day or over 3 miles.  Here are some charming sights we pass regularly.

Tonight we will meet the sculptor of these figures.  They have become almost a theme here and convey some concepts such as this one (Peace) in a joyful way.
The President’s House is right on the Lake and shows the great porch and landscaping that is a hallmark of the visual treats.

The Bestor Plaza main quadrangle has this fountain in the middle…highlighting the Chautauqua elements of Knowledge, Religion, Art and Music.

Architectural oddities claim some share of the eye as well…


Even the most humble houses are very well kept and landscaped…not an easy standard to uphold in a community of 6,000 people.

And, the gardens are an obvious source of pride here, too.

And, same to you.




Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (1 in college/1 working). We are helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education. Helping to lead Captiva's Chapel by the Sea.

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