Road Trip to the West Coast of Florida

Sugar CaneAfter a long, cold January, and plenty of time for our family to get established in our rental on the east coast of Florida, it was time to take a trip to the other side of the state. It was a bonus that friends we’d met while boating in Charlevoix have a winter home there. The drive was uneventful as we traveled through the innards of Florida, right through sugar cane country. We saw the huge plumes of smoke from the controlled burns on the fields and stopped at the edge of the Saint Lucie/Okeechobee Waterway to take a closer look. We also stopped to get a closer view of Lake Okeechobee, a course we would have taken had this been our “Way Big Great Loop Adventure” (come back in 10 years for that one!)

Lake Okeechobee

We arrived at Mike and Karen’s beautiful new home just before dinner.  Amidst the painting crew and in spite of the lack of furniture (thanks Mike for moving that last bed over for us!) we found our friends with an open home and open arms for our crew.  Karen said she is not yet sure how to decorate in Mediterranean style…I offered to take a trip with her to the Mediterranean, so the two of us could figure it out together…

DSC03742 A room with a view…





Sunset at Humphrey's

DSC03712After an amazing sunset from their patio, dinner, and a good night’s sleep, we enjoyed a boat ride before we set off on our adventure for the day. I always enjoy seeing towns from the water and Fort Myers, the “City of Palms” does not lack in beauty, or places to visit by boat.

The boys

 Fort Myers  

  boat ride

City of Palms

Joe's Crab Shack

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