Bert’s Bar

Kent and I have drove past Bert’s Bar, which is before you cross the bridge to Pine Island several times.  We always wanted to stop at the bar for lunch but we could never find a place to park.  The bar is very busy with limited parking. A couple of weeks ago we finally got…

Karen & Pats visit

We’re very happy that Kent’s sister Karen McDaniel and her very good friend Pat Blackmore from Annandale, Virginia were able to spend five days with us on the boat at Fort Myers. Karen and Pat drove through some very heavy rains on there way to Florida.  There first stop in Florida was with friends they…

New Years Fort Myers

On December 23 John and Pam Short were in Fort Myers and we had lunch with them at Pinchers.  We have known them for a long time, they had a house boat at Frentress Marina our home port.  They have since sold their home in Il., house boat at Frentress, and are now what is…

Christmas with the McDonoughs

Christmas this year was different for our family, as we were all in a warm places.  Amy and her family were Rivera Maya, Mexico.  Anita, Patrick,  Ella & Lucy spent Christmas with us in Fort Myers, Florida.  They arrived on Saturday Christmas Eve.  We were so lucky to have them stay on the boat with…

Burroughs & Langford Kingston Homes

Linda and I walked over to tour the Burroughs & Langford Kingston homes, they were beautiful.  It was like walking back in time and seeing how the wealthy lived.  The homes called (Holiday House is the month of December), there are thousands of lights that align the inside and outside of the homes and gardens….

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

When we toured the Edison and Ford Estate, it was decorated for Christmas and looked so inviting.  We went back in the evening to see all the Christmas lights, and the light show.   You can spend quite a few hours going through the museum, laboratory, homes, and walking around the botanical grounds. It’s nice…

Punta Gorda

When Paul and Linda were visiting in December we took a road trip to Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor.  The weather was warm and sunny so we took advantage of it and put the  top down on the car. There are many historic buildings in Punta Gorda.  One of them is the Old Charlotte Courthouse…