Perfect Finish - Fort Myers Beach
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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We had a very relaxing day on the beach, the whole bucket and spade thing - and a wedding thrown in for good measure.
Another day of clear blue skies, and we'd only booked for 5 nights when we first go here, because we wanted to go down to the Flordia Keys (more expensive than here, but beautiful), however, we decided today, that this is it
The space for the RV's are quite tight - not so much once you get in, but certainly trying to park and back out, so we weren't going anywher in a hurry. Hence our need for the scooter - great, just nip down the supermarket, pharmacy and it only cost $2 to fill up! Tary & Harry cooked us dinner tonight ... salmon appetizers, beautiful salad entree and chicken and rice for the main. We had it on the beach - it was fantastic.
Having enjoyed last night so much, Gary and I decided we'd like to go out to dinner (for the first time in 3 months). There's a little restaurant, literally next door, so we got the 2 younger ones fed and fast asleep by 7.30pm, and the older 3 watching a dvd , and we went some few paces along the beach, and enjoyed a quick but lovely dinnner, in a gorgeous setting
Having bought an array of spades,buckets, ball games and plastic trucks, there was more than enough to keep everyone entertained. The boys have made some great friends, who according to Harrison have the most "bestest RV and we should we get one". Of course we should, just not today, but definitely in my plans for the future.
Thanksgiving Day. We joined some 80 odd friends of the RV Park, for a thanksgiving dinner (at 2.00pm). We had to provide a salad, and they put on the rest - it was the whole turkey, corn, potato, gravy etc. It was delicious. It has been such a long time, since we've had such a good 'home cooked' meal, that I haven't had to cook myself. We were the only young family there, everyone else already had their thanksgiving agendas organised; many of them got togther on the beach for the bbq feasts. But as we were here by ourselves, we decided that it would be nice to join everyone, although the kids thought it was just for 'old people' but all the same enjoyed the dessets, even if they did spit out the iced tea! With a thanksgiving prayer, and a beautiful hymn sung by an employee, totall unaccompanied, it really was everything it should be .. a time for reflection, thankfulness, and chance for good food in great company. What a wonderful bunch of people!
You would not believe the sales here
Toys 'R' Us, was way too busy to even contemplate. Gary took the kids in there, and sure there were some huge specials, but it involved toys that were way too big to fit into a backpack, and even if you did manage to find something, you then had a queue a mile long to pay for it - not an option, out of there real quick. As Harrison did want to buy a Ninetendo game, we stopped back in at 'Best Buys' (where we looked at laptops), and Gary and kids all got into the music room, which involved drums and sound rooms, guitars, dj turntables etc. It has cemented the Foreman chlildrens desire to form a band.
Just for the record, we did get the laptop, but online - being delivered to the park. Probably should have done that in the first place. Great on-line savings here. Spent the day at the beach, and met some people from Miami, a couple with a 5 yr old set of twin girls and a little 2 yr old boy. Well Greta was quick to make friends, and Brad and the little boy enjoyed watching the 'Cars' DVD over in the motorhome. We all got together for drinks and toasting marshmellows that evening, while Trent & Harrison played spotlight with their new-found friends. Awesome day - reminds you of the more simple New Zealand life.
I know I said no more shopping, but the weather wasn't as good, so we thought we'd head to the factory shops down the road just looking for a couple of things in particular. Gary picked up a pair of Nike running shoes for $17, and Tara and I got some Nike shorts for about $8 so great buying
Just as the weather turned yesterday, so it turned back today. It was a little cooler, but the sunshine was officially out, and it was a bit of a clean up initially just getting rid of the sand off everything from the storm! The beach is a little quieter as a lot of families left yesterday, needing to be back at work today. but there are still holes to dig,sandcastles to build and football to play.... Gary against all the kids!