The docent that took us around the estates was excellent. This is a huge bougainvillea. He told us that it is supported with metal supports.
In the museum, there was the Ford car that Ford gave to Edison.
In the afternoon, I got a mani/pedi in downtown Fr. Myers. It was just a short walk up First St.
Tuesday morning, I went back to Bennett's Donuts. It was practically just across the street from the marina. They have been featured on the Food Network. The fritters were amazing. We gave the boat a good scrubbing. It was covered in salt. We made a second reprovisioning run to Publix, too. In the evening, a friend of mine, Wendi Stevenson, that I worked with at Carilion who now lives in Ft. Myers, brought her family by to say hello and tour the boat. What a good time it was. Her twin daughters are 16. They wanted their dad to buy a boat.
This morning, we headed across the Okeechobee. When we were first thinking about this trip we rented a small trawler and went a short way across the Okeechobee. That was my first experience with a lock. I remembered being so excited. Today, we went through that same lock. It only changed elevation by 3 feet. After all the locks we have done, it seemed so simple.
The Okeechobee reminds one that not all of Florida is a city or Disney. There were ranches with cows and horses.
Tonight we are in La Belle, Florida and will cross Lake Okeechobee tomorrow.
Lat 26 degrees 47.76 North
Long 81 degrees 17.65 West