Having Fun in Ft. Meyers

We have spent the entire month of February in an RV park in North Fort Myers. The weather has been very nice – it has been in the mid to upper 80s almost everyday. It has almost been too hot a couple of days! 

This is a picture of our site.  It is spacious for our small rig and we get the much needed afternoon shade.

We have been enjoying exploring the area as well as using some of the amenities of the park.  We took lessons at the RV resort on how to play shuffleboard. 

Learning to play has been a lot of fun and we practiced quite a bit. We actually entered a tournament for beginners and won one game and lost two, and thus were out of the competition.

 

We have been able to go bike riding a couple times a week. Sometimes we go with a group from the RV resort and sometimes we go by ourselves. We take our bikes to the head of the bike trail and then go for a ride. Our first ride was with a group on the Cape Haze Trail. The ride is on a rails-to-trails path and follows a creek in a wood like setting

We rode about 14 miles. We had some interesting wildlife sightings while on the ride. We were having lunch on a bench when a man rode by and said you better watch out…the raccoons are trying to steal your sandwich. We thought he was joking but when we started our ride back up after lunch so we saw five baby raccoons along the edge of the trail.

They were walking along the edge of the trail and it seemed like they wanted to get to the other side but there was a tall fence there and they couldn’t cross over so they kept going back and forth.

On another ride we rode along Webb Lake which is part of Babcock Webb Wildlife Management Area fairly close to our campground. We rode with a group and went about 10 miles. As we rode along the lake we saw many interesting birds.

We also took a nice kayak trip on this lake on another day. We were surprised we could get two kayaks in our little car. We were able to borrow them from some people at the campground.

It was a little intimidating when we passed by alligators along the shore and even some came out in the water as we paddled by!

 It was a fun trip and the weather was perfect.

One of the nice things about this resort is that it is close to Linda’s family.  We were able to spend some time with Linda’s dad and his wife Laquita.  On this day they took us on a dolphin trip.

Of course, we saw lots of dolphins!  They’re a lot of fun to watch.

We have been enjoying the Gulf of Mexico and have gone swimming in it. We have been to Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, and a beach up near Venice. 

Sanibel is a lovely place.  We rode our bikes to this beach and saw the lighthouse.

We watched people as they fished from the pier.

Sun and Fun and Good Eating!

When we were at Fort Myers Beach we saw a pod of dolphins swimming in circles catching fish. We even saw one jump up out of the water with a fish in his mouth. It was pretty exciting!  We have enjoyed walking on the beach, finding shells and of course flying our kites.

The Carousel Inn has a wide beach and is great for flying.  After a day at the beach we found a cute restaurant and dined by the water.

It was Margarita Day, so of course we had to indulge!

 We enjoyed some delicious seafood at the Parrot Key Caribbean Grill.

 

From our table we could watch the pelicans and herons at the marina waiting for the fisherman to bring in their catch with the hope of getting a bite or two.

Heidi is having fun too!

We take Heidi for walks some mornings at a wildlife preserve just outside the entrance of the RV Resort Park. She seems to like going over there quite a bit there are all sorts of different smells. We took her to get her haircut since she was getting a little bit shaggy. When we picked her up this is what we saw:

No this isn’t a trick photo.  There’s another little doggie waiting for it’s owner.  Both of them were looking out the window.  This grooming facility does not put the dogs in cages, they just let them all walk around providing they are dog friendly.

That’s all for now!

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Having Fun in Ft. Meyers

  1. Gordon Sedgwick says:

    Making the most of your winters…and sharing the experiences with us. Looking forward to your visit…lots to explore here too.

  2. Laura Hawkins says:

    Hello ladies!
    I’m so of your adventures. Someday I will be able to explore our beautiful country like the two of you are doing.
    Keep the stories coming, I enjoy them especially since it is only in the 30’s and 40’s here in PA.

  3. Todd says:

    Linda and Kathy, just caught up on your blog!

    Looks like you guys are having a great time!

    Nice you are able to spend time with family and friends while your are there.

    So happy to see you both happy and healthy and enjoying retirement!

    Have fun, and safe travels!

  4. Nancy says:

    Fun times/ Family times- happy for you!!!!

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