We had our bagels again this morning and then went over to Fort Meyers to visit the Edison/Ford Winter homes.

There were palm trees lining the roads. Fort Meyers is called the “City of Palms.” As it turns out, Edison had the first palms planted there in front of his home with an agreement that after a year and a half, the town would take over the cost of the palms and they added more…they have extended them for 14 miles.




At the entrance of the museum, there is a giant banyan tree...







The Ford House


The stepping stones outside the Ford house.






The Edison House...





Mrs. Edison had her birdhoses placed out in the middle of the water...her neighbors at the time had cats and kept bothering the birds...and no cats would go out there...


Edison Had a pool made of his Edison Portland Cement.



Edison's Office is under restoration.


Mina's Garden


Edison's Handwritten sketch of the grounds.


The "Friendship Walk".


Shawn was excited by these little guys... =)


Shawn nearly got hit in the head by this falling mango...I wanted to ask if we could keep it if it hit him... =)


Early recording by Edison.


Mock-up of the Ford assembly line.


Edison's Notes...

Edison's Rubber Lab...Shawn had to keep me from misbehaving here...I wanted to play so bad....




On the way back, along the causway there was a huge grouper that washed up...actually two (there was one still floating on the oposite side of the causeway. I had to stop...



It started to get a little bit stormy...but only for a few minutes.


At dinner we went to Cheeburger Cheeburger. Guess what we had...Cheeseburgers, fires and onion rings...the onion rings were fantastic...


After dinner we drove up to Captiva.






We then went back to Sanibel for sunset.