An Oasis in Estero
Trip Start Nov 19, 2007
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Where I stayed
Grandezza Club parking lot
Leaving Will's after a wonderful meal, Darcy and I drove together with Andy following in Crazy Fish, we talked about life in Brewster so many years ago. Darcy then told me of the many activities she has discovered for us to do in our two day visit with her in Estero. Her enthusiasm makes her the Ambassador of Tourism Extraordinaire!!! She has arranged with the management at her and Bill's condo to let us stay overnight in their Club parking lot near the tennis courts. Fabulous! We had a light meal and off to slumber we went. Sweet set up!
The day started early here at Grandezza....the parking lot filled up with tennis, golf and exercise advocates all infectious with their energy and high spirits
Feeling great! we all changed clothes and headed out to see the sights!! Over the two day visit we took in the King Tut exhibit visiting the Florida Museum in Ft. Meyers, had a terrific lunch at the nearby "Oasis" that boasts the friendliest personnel around and lived up to their claim!! As we walked in and began taking our seats, we hear a friendly "hello, How are you?" yelled from across the room. At first not realizing it was for us....the welcome came again and our hostess nodded in our direction to give us the heads up that it was us that were being addressed. We all fell quickly into the atmosphere and became one of the family right away! After our meal while coffees and teas were being brought, the owner came over and gave Andy a neck and shoulder rub while telling us her story of 21 years here sharing good food and good cheer to the folks who come in. It is an "Oasis"!! We also went to the Edison Estates where Thomas Edison figured out 1093 inventions that earned him patents.
His estate property gardens were his laboratory for plants and energy while researching rubber and latex as his inside labs were his support for his research
Thomas Edison's friendship with Henry Ford and other amazing men of that time made the stories even more interesting. To think about these men enjoying each others company while influencing and supporting each other to reach higher levels of imagination and invention for the betterment of our modern world. So many of their patents were combined energies and support. All while they walked the grounds that are still preserved for our pleasure today. Beautifully done.
As always, the time flew by. Darcy was a fantastic hostess with her "activities center" rivaling none, and her meals and thoughfulness all creating a wonderful visit. Andy I thoroughly enjoyed our time and the sights we saw!! Now on the road to get to the Keys and hopefully some kayaking and fishing in the sun. Great visit with Dar!!! as always!!