We arrived at Ft. Myers about 11:00. We made a stop at the Sun Harvest store for juice, grapefruit, and oranges
and then a stop for a car wash at 1st Class Car Center on Gladiolus Drive.
Then we shopped at Publix for supplies. We spent about an hour getting provisions including sushi and steak for dinner. After spending $200+, we had most of what we needed but will buy produce tomorrow at the Farmer's Market.
The drive on to the island was smooth but traffic on the island was backed up in both directions, a sign that the season has started. We arrived at "our final destination" about 3:00. Margarethe greeted us as we arrived and assisted us unpacking the car and taking things up the steps....very much appreciated her help. Things were very much the same as last year but all new windows and sliding doors have been installed. New toilets in the bathrooms and some new furnishings in the guest room.
We had a great trip this year with out any freezing weather or rain. Just a few slow downs at a couple spots and more road work ongoing on I-77. Glad to have arrived safe and sound.
After unpacking and settling in, we decided to cook a Bertolli freezer dinner served with salad and hot roll for dinner rather than eating out or grilling. Tried a Risotto with Roasted chicken-Italian rice and roasted white meat chicken with Portobello mushrooms and asparagus in a parmesan cheese cream sauce. Not bad!
Lovely evening but a bit cool. Looking forward to our first day on the island tomorrow.