Sunday, April 12, 2015

One more trip to Ft. Myers Beach and then it was time to get back on the road

Ft. Myers Beach, near sunset

Our friends from home were going to try to get their motorhome in shape to come down to Ft. Myers for Spring Break last week, but it proved to be too big of an undertaking.  At the last minute, though, they were able to find a rental house on the beach for the week.


They arrived late in the afternoon on Easter Sunday, so on Monday we took a drive out to the beach for dinner and sunset.

The house they rented was really nice . . . and probably could have fit about 3 families!  Todd grilled burgers and sausage, and we enjoyed dinner on the balcony overlooking the beach.  There was a nice sea breeze coming off the beach . . . making for a very comfortable afternoon!

After dinner, we walked along the beach waiting for the sun to set.

Looking for shells

The sun is sinking










It was a beautiful night for a sunset!

Sunset_April 6th

We had to put some pressure on Josh to take off his shoes and walk in the water with us!











We finally convinced him to join us!

Gimmarro's and Dittmann's


Sunset_April 6th

We collected a few shells, and found quite a few nice sand dollars . . . but they were all still alive, so we couldn’t keep them.


We continued walking as the sun sank closer to the horizon.

Ft. Myers Beach Sunset

Sinking Quickly










Watching the sun set over the water is one thing that I’ve really missed seeing on a regular basis this winter.

We stayed until it was completely gone . . .

Almost gone

Kylie doing handstands in the water


Kylie entertained us with some of her gymnastic moves . . . and I just missed getting a picture as she fell in the water!!



Once the sun set, we walked back to their house, and then decided to go get some ice cream at Truly Scrumptious . . . and we weren’t the only ones who had that idea . . . there must have been 40 people in line in front of us!


We finally got our ice cream, and it was yummy!

The rest of the week was spent getting the RV cleaned up, packed and ready for the road . . . and wrapping up a few projects around the RV Resort.

On Saturday, it was time for us to hit the road again.  We just a had a short drive to make – 150 miles across the state – and it was a pretty easy one.

We drove through the middle of the state, past lots of orange groves,

Orange Groves

a few sod farms,

Sod Farms


and cattle . . . lots and lots of cattle!

Cattle Ranch

Cattle Ranch












Our destination for the next few days was Vero Beach, and pulled pulled into the Sunshine Travel RV Park around 12:30.

We got set up on site #73  (Passport Rate $17.50 + $4.00 resort fee),

Site 73

Sunshine Travel RV Resort











got hooked up, and had some lunch.  After lunch, we decided to take a drive down to check out the beaches in the area.

Vero Beach

The Atlantic coast actually looks nicer than I expected it to look!

Bryce at the beach

Tom at the beach












I think we’ll definitely have to get some beach time in while we’re here!

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