We left Avon Park on Wednesday to drive to Cousin Jo’s in Cape Coral. On the way we made a stop at Highland Hammock State Park where we took a short walk on the Swamp Trail.
In Cape Coral, Jo and Tom were wonderful hosts. Their condominium is next to an abandoned golf course, where we took a bike ride on the trails the first morning we were there.
There were other bike riding opportunities on bike trails within the city. In addition, we spent one afternoon exploring Caloosahatchee Regional Park in nearby Alva.
On the way back we stopped at a farm that offered “pick your own” strawberries. The strawberries were just beginning to ripen so it took a lot of walking up and down the rows to find the ripe ones. We filled our bellies, though (part of the advantage of picking your own) and got enough for some good eating at home.
Sunday we left Cape Coral and drove to Fort Myers Beach. Our hosts here are Lee’s brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Diane Regan. They have rented a beautiful condo overlooking the beach and are graciously letting us stay here with them. So far, Barbara’s favorite activity, as usual, is sitting in the sun, while Lee has been more interested in investigating the wildlife.