A big rain tried to dampen our spirits but failed. We had another great night together sitting on the leaking thatch covered tiki hut looking out onto the marina.
I'll name the couples, beginning with the closest ...
|I think this one was mine but I forgot what I ordered.|
|Mark's burger stood 6" high and contains two big hamburger patties and a fried egg. |
There's a burger even larger on the Cactus Jack's menu. That one includes two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Yeah, Ron looks like he might be drooling in the background.
Next day, Ken, Nancy, Ron, Jean, Fran, Mary, Wayne and I decided to take in the Ford and Edison Winter Homes in Fort Myers. Camera in hand, I caught this photo of Mary chatting with Janie and Mark in the West Side Trailerhood just before we loaded into the car.
|Janie, Mark and Mary|
The morning was cool and overcast but by mid-day, the temperature had risen and the sun came out.
|Here's Wayne at the fountain on the Edison property. |
The walkway behind him goes down to the water of the Caloosahatchee River.
|Here's Wayne and me with Thomas Edison.|
Gee, he's a real big guy!
|The shoreline of the Edison estate. |
Thomas Edison caught fish here, or so said the recorded voice.
|This giant drooping bud was soft and puffy. |
I thought I took a picture of the plant's name, but I can't find the picture if I took it.
|Edison's swimming pool.|
|This cute little building is called Edison's Little Office. |
It was added in 1929.
|The Edison Home was named Seminole Lodge|
|Another view of the grounds and porch of the Edison home.|
|This is Henry Ford's personal car. |
I think it was a 1916 model.
|Henry Ford's home is so modest.|
|Here I am with Henry. He seems so tall. |
Darn! A bird pooped on his pant leg.
|In the museum I saw this wheelchair that belonged to Thomas Edison. I remember seeing it in pictures.|
Oh yes, I did buy a new hat at the Ford Edison Estate Gift Shop. You'll be seeing it in later photos.