Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Florida RV Trip, Days 5-7, Moving To Fort Myers - pics added

Friday was the last day at the Marco Island condo for Bev and Pat and the others flew home that morning.  They spent the day packing up to leave and getting in some final lay-around-the-pool time while I got the RV ready to travel.  The daily highlight was this:

It is a Salty Dog made with some fresh squeezed Florida grapefruit juice.  I’m supposed to be careful drinking the juice while taking a statin drug and I’m always careful with the salt, but decided I could handle one.  Here is a final shot from Silver Lakes out the RV windshield before we pulled out.

The next day, we moved about 60 miles north to the Ft. Myers area and Cypress Woods RV Resort and, like Silver Lakes, it is a legitimate resort.  Also, like Silver Lakes and many others, it is an ownership park with over 400 sites and is unique in that it limits the number of sites that can have park models on them (mobile homes).  In our case, the person we rented from is a full time Floridian living in a double wide and the site we are in is owned by her Snowbird brother.  This is a Google Earth shot of the resort (a small town).

This is our site and before we had the coach finally positioned, Bev had already exclaimed, “I really like this place.”

The utilities all worked fine but unlike a place where all sites are rented, they don’t have park-wide WiFi and although it is wired for cable, you must go to the cable company and arrange for service.  Fortunately, we had the local TV channels, the satellite dish, and a hot spot, so we were fixed.  One of my favorite parts was the afternoon shade provided by the thick trees and shrubs.  

These are shots up and down the street from our site and one of the Newell parked across the street for Russ.

This is their Town Center with club house, pool, tennis courts, etc.

On Sun, we just got settled in, the ladies transferred their condo stuff into the RV, and we went for a drive around the area including the original downtown Ft. Myers.  Even though I had been to Ft. Myers many times to visit my sister, I had never been into this part of town.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Enjoy your time there, looks like a nice place.

  2. Larry, There is nothing like a calming water view... Waking up to that every morning on a winter day wouldn't be all bad! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Great relaxing view for sure, ocean, lake, river does it for me. Looks like a large resort. Love the drink, but I have that problem too with grapefruit. Take care

  4. You have to stay away from the original downtown Ft. Myers between 3 and 6 PM, because the traffic crawls. But it is pretty. I hope you're having fun, but, having been there at exactly this time a decade ago, it's freakin' cold at night, which is not what Florida advertises! Glad you guys are having fun.

  5. I've been following your latest trip --and also enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful meals you made when Bev and Pat were gone....If George were gone for a week or two, I'm not sure I'd be that ambitious when it came to cooking.... But--I do know how much you enjoy cooking... I love to eat --but not crazy about cooking! ha

    I lived in Venice, FL --in the early '70's, and we loved that area. That was BEFORE the interstate was in that area... I remember going to Sarasota and hunting sharp's teeth.... Great memories.


  6. Wow! That is a nice looking RV resort. I love how private the space is with all the plants, trees, and bushes around it.

  7. You're supposed to be careful drinking grapefruit juice with a statin? I had never heard that. And a tip when you don't have fresh squeezed - A carbonated product: Bai Bubbles Grapefruit Juice - fabulous. And speaking of fabulous, this park looks beautiful. Have a wonderful trip.


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