Travelers on an Adventure by (Tom & Deb) travel blog

Goodies from home thanks to Maria & Gary

Awesome Visit with friends LuAnn & Steve (north Fort Myers)

(Juno Beach) awesome weather captured great shot of pelicans over head

Juno Beach fishing pier

Good friends Tony & Elaine from NH enjoying winter in the south

Beautiful rock formations along the the coast at Coral Cove Park just...

Sign says it all...lol

Captiva Fla

Cheers

Mucky Duck beach front awesome food


1-15-2018

Hello everyone it’s a good day in Florida and we are on the move to our next campground (Fort DeSoto park campground) county park just below St. Petersburg Fl.

Can’t believe how fast our time flew by while staying at (the glades in Moore Haven). We took advantage of the cooler weather and went out to see Sanibel island and Captiva. We found a cool little restaurant right on the beach called Mucky Duck. Had a good meal then strolled out on the beach. Quite windy and even though there were people on the beach most were wrapped in something warm. Our next visit was to North Fort Myers where we spent the day (warm yah) with Luann and Steve around the pool. Luann took us out to the shell factory where we had dinner at (Fish Bones) awesome meal. We decided not to drive home and spent the night. Next morning the four of us went to where the locals go and had an awesome breakfast. Headed back and spent a couple days at the RV then off to (Juno Beach) where we spent three days visiting with Tony & Elaine our friends from NH. Awesome weather spent a couple days shelling and enjoyed fabulous home cooked meals by both Tony & Elaine. Always great spending time with friends and sad when it’s time to go. We took the scenic route back to the Glades RV resort on route 720 where we drove for miles with sugar cane fields on both sides of the road. We came to a RR crossing where a train was passing through he was pulling several cars loaded down with sugar cane. After the cutting of the fields they then burn them back, only issue with that at our campground was the wind which carried for miles the ashes that landed not only on the car but our motorhome as well. Something the locals are use too but not for those traveling as it was messy. When at our camp ground we met our neighbor to our left Jerry and his wife Pam. Jerry is retired Navy and as it turned out his wife Pam had to leave for a family emergency, so Tom and I spent time getting to know Jerry. We shared a few meals a few beers and lots of stories. One thing we truly appreciated was the knowledge we gained from Jerry about RVing. We are looking forward in the future to meeting them again and getting to know Pam.

Jerry offered to take us for a boat ride as our campground boasted a marina on the Caloosahatchee River but the weather never seem to corporate. We have a rain check on the boat ride. We visited the Ortona campground (core of engineer park) a short distance away where the boat locks were. The Caloosahatchee River runs from Fort Myers through to Lake Okeechobee. There are several locks which allows boaters to travel from the gulf to the Atlantic without having to go around the southern tip of Florida. We enjoyed sitting by the river and saw several boats of all sizes traveling down the Caloosahatchee River past our campground. Tom was very intrigued so we spent some time at the Ortona locks and were able to see how boats enter and exited the locks. Now you see why our time flew and we will add another posting for Fort DeSoto as it too is flying by.

Side Note: our average fuel mileage for the motorhome has been 9 miles per gal. Our tow car has averaged 45 miles to the gal. We want to thank everyone again that donated to the retirement gifts presented to Tom allowing us to continue traveling and keep our motorhome fueled....

Stay tuned...and for those of you who need it stay warm...

2-ole-buddies



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