Cabbage Key

Kent and I had planned on staying at Cabbage Key on our way to Fort Myers but didn’t so we went back to visit it with Paul & Linda.  One small detail, you can’t get to Cabbage Key by car only by boat.  We took Tom Thumb water taxi from Pine Island Marina.  The captain…

Manatee Park & Labelle

This picture was taken before we left the dock for the Manatee Park of Linda and Kent.  Kent still calls her the crazy Canadian. Today the four of us went to Manatee Park in hopes of seeing of course Manatees. Manatee Park is a non captive warm water refuge for Florida Manatees.   The Manatees are…

Marco Island

Marco Island is the largest barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Southwest Florida.  The island is the largest and only developed land in Florida’s Ten Thousand Island.  A long sandy beach covers most of the west coast with resort hotels in the south. Here is some history about Marco Island.  When Spanish explorers…

Naples Beach

Hi guys, have been very busy sight-seeing with Paul & Linda.  We are traveling to as many beaches as we can.  The weather has been great. I know our friends and family at home are not having great weather.  So please don’t be to upset with us for our weather being so great.  We will…

Paul &Linda our friends are visiting.

  Wednesday November 30 our good friends Paul & Linda Weber from Kieler, WI drove our car to Fort Myers for us.  They will be spending three weeks with us on the boat and we will be sight-seeing.  We had not seen one another for six long months and our reunion was wonderful.   On…

Fort Myers

Fort Myers is named in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers son-in-law of the Commander of Fort Brook in Tampa.  In 1821 Fort Myers was built along the Caloosahatchee River as one of the first base of operation during Seminole Indian War.  In 1916 Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers next to Edison his…

Navigating to Fort Myers

Wednesday morning came way to early as we had to take the kids to the airport at 4:30 am.  We rented a card in Venice to drive the kids to the airport in Fort Myers.  It was sad to see them go, but so glad for the time we had with them.  Amy, Chad, and…