Our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons came for a visit over the weekend. Tim has a conference in Orlando and brought Michelle, Wyatt and Jackson here for 3 days. What a great time we had!
They arrived from Ottawa at the spiffy new SW Florida International Airport. After hugs all round they picked up a rental car, installed booster seats for the boys and we were off. After checking into our condo we headed for Bowditch Park on Fort Myers Beach. It was a cool evening and we did not last until sunset. Boys loved the beach.
We headed for Salty Papa’s Shrimp House for dinner. There was a lineup and we waited 30 min+ for a table. Settling in we ordered from the extensive menu. The boys were hungry so we asked that they bring all the food right away. There was a bit of a wait. The waitress was very gracious, apologizing for the delay as they were extremely busy. She gave us 2 giant pieces of key lime pie on the house.
The next day was devoted to shopping at the Sanibel Outlets , the dollar store and a few other places. The boys got a free haircut at the new Twincutz barber shop next door. In the PM we went to Bunche Beach. Next Tim and I played a great round of golf at the beautiful Whisky Creek course nearby. That evening we picked up some great pizza and wings from our local go-to bar Buckett’s.
We were exhausted and all slept 9 hours. The third day we headed for Lakes Park. The family went on the miniature train ride. Then Jackson and Wyatt went jumping on the big blow up slide. This was the highlight of the visit for them. With much shrieking and laughing they worked up a sweat climbing and sliding down the 35 foot high structure. No damage was done and we all had a great time watching them whooping it up.
We then headed for Sanibel Island and spent an agreeable few hours on the beach shelling. At the brand new Doc Ford’s we had a sumptuous sea food dinner.
We were exhausted and you guessed it, we slept 9+ hours again. In the morning after breakfast and packing up, Michelle, Tim, Jackson and Wyatt headed off for more shopping and on to Orlando. These are the moments family memories are made of.