Fort Myers

So now that I’ve got the clothing situation under control for my trip to Fort Myers, I’m starting to get curious about what there is to do there besides watch exhibition girl’s hockey.

Personally, I’m intrigued by a few things – tours of the Everglades, Cajun food restaurants, distilleries/breweries and Manatee Park.

I’ve never seen a manatee in real life.

It’s not like there’s a place in the Bay Area you can go to watch those gentle giants frolic in the water eating their veggies.

It would be SUPER COOL to actually get to see some manatees.

Now, a tour of the Everglades, that’s just a MUST SEE.

Crocodiles and alligators, oh my!

I mean, I’ve seen Claude, the albino alligator at the San Francisco Academy of Arts and Sciences, but that’s about it.

Mind you, I want to be in a REALLY BIG BOAT while scoping out alligators and crocodiles.

I’ve seen ‘Anaconda’ and know what happens when you underestimate the capabilities of wildlife.

Now a Cajun food restaurant is a MUST because I’ve always dreamed of eating a pile of seafood just heaped on the table with potatoes and ears of corn.

Yummy with a spoon delicious, is what I’d call it.

Also, The Swede really LOVES hot and spicy food so I’m sure I could get him to enjoy a Cajun restaurant or two.

I just have to figure out where the best one is.

No biggie.

I’m not sure The Swede and I can tour a distillery with his daughter in tow, so this might not happen but there LITERALLY IS A FORT MYERS BREWERY that we could visit.

So much to do, so little time, especially when you factor in all the time we’re going to spend on the beach.

Although, given that they are more melanin-challenged than I am it’s likely that we will need to get out of the sun for at least a little while during the day.

Since I’m poaching on The Swede’s vacation, I’m going to leave the details up to him, but should I be asked what I’d like to do, I’ve got some answers sure to entertain.

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  1. I would recommend going over to Sanibel and Captiva. Made famous in a Ron White comedy bit, and full of some really good restaurants. Also, consider taking either a Airboat Tour, or better yet, a Swamp Buggy tour. We did a Swamp Buggy Tour at a place in that general area, but I don’t remember the name of the place. Might be Babcock, but I can’t remember. It was an old family run place, and it was pretty good. We did an AirBoat tour closer to the Atlantic coast, but it was disappointing. It was way more of an “ECO-tour” than an Airboat ride. I got nuthin’ against an ECO-Tour, and parts were interesting, but we went in with expectations of a serious high speed Airboat ride, and we got putt-putt and lectures on Eco. If you can find an Airboat Ride that is really a good ride, then that would be a blast (check on Yelp). There is a Botanical Gardens in Naples.

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