Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fort Myers, FL  (Part 2)

Here are a few more highlights from our first day or sure to scroll down to see the first post if you missed it.

When we landed, Mom's sister Alice picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel.  When we walked in the room, she had left a huge bouquet of gladiolas!  Did you know that Fort Myers used to be the Gladiola Capitol of the US (maybe the world, I don't remember).

Alice also had created a huge basket full of local treats with fresh shrimp, gorgeous fruits and veggies, tourist brochures, wine, etc.  She even brought a book from a local author and checked out some books about the area from the library.  The shrimp and other food were great snacks to have as we settled in for the night.
What a fun surprise!  I'm sure it took a lot of driving around (and money) to pull all those things together.

Check out those scrumptious Norman Love Chocolates!  We told her we want to go visit that store.  They are works of art!  Mmmmm...

Alice has lived in this area for a long time, so she's the perfect host and tour guide.  We're so excited about our time here, but we know it's going to be too short already.

Next post - Beautiful music in Fort Myers...

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