Yesterday we wrapped up our 3-month stay at Lovers Key State Park in Ft. Myers, FL. It was a GREAT place to spend the winter (I think we may have spoiled ourselves by picking this location for our first winter on the road – other southern locations may be nice, but probably won’t quite measure up to SW Florida!); we worked with some great rangers and volunteers, made some wonderful new friends that we’ll hopefully meet up with again, experienced wildlife that we’d never see in Michigan, and had lots of great adventures!
Our last day was spent doing laundry, cleaning the car & truck, and getting the RV packed up and ready to roll.
Even Casey got a bath . . . and she wasn’t thrilled!
She also wasn’t crazy about staying confined until she dried out!
but it was worth it . . . she’s so much prettier now, and she smells better, too!
With all the work complete, it was time for a final “Happy Hour” with friends Ken & Debbie,
We’ve really enjoyed hanging out with these guys these last few months, and we’re going to miss them.
Tom’s going to have to look for some new buddies to keep him busy!
Some of the rangers stopped by to say good-bye, too.
We broke up for dinner, and then took one last bike ride to the beach for sunset. It was a spectacular one!
We walked the beach with Ken & Debbie, enjoying our last evening on the beach.
An interesting “channel” of water was left behind on the beach from the earlier high tide and the boys had fun riding through it on their bikes.
It was such a nice night; we stayed on the beach until we barely had enough light left to see our way back to the RVs.
This morning we did our final packing up, and said our final good-byes.
Nicolas is waiting for Tom to hitch up.
Everything is done now, and we’re ready to hit the road to Tampa! Just 165 miles to go, and it’s a clear, cool day . . . so it should be a nice, easy drive!
Good-Bye for now, Lovers Key! We had a great time!