To all our Vets: Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service!
We pulled into W.P. Franklin COE Campground in Alva, Florida last Friday afternoon and fell in love. We had always heard this was a very nice campground and in high demand so I had planned ahead and booked our site 6 months in advance. The campground is on the Caloosahatchee River and every site is on the water. There are no bad sites, but I think we have the best site in the park, hands down.
Our site, #10, has water on 2 sides… our side yard
and, our back yard.
Rick is able to fish right from our site. (No fish stories to share…yet :)) We have a nice breeze off the water in the afternoon and it’s perfect for watching the boats go through the Franklin Locks, part of the Okeechobee Waterway. Our friends, Mike and Terri, are volunteering at W.P. Franklin right now but they are across the lake in the volunteer campground. We can almost see them from here, but to get together we (or they)have to take a 20 minute drive around.
Today was one of those days :) We got together for the afternoon and visited Manatee Park
and, although the weather is still a little too warm, we were lucky enough to see a few manatee.
From there we headed into downtown Fort Myers to explore the waterfront and downtown area.
Of course, no day spent with friends would be complete without food :) We had Linner at The Connection, where we shared an outside table on the sidewalk. The food was very good, reasonable and plentiful!
We returned home just in time to watch a beautiful sunset from the patio.
The end. Thanks for stopping by.