We were blessed with a recent visit from Irene and her daughter Jennifer. Irene is a dear friend from Arnprior whom we met through Galilee and Jennifer lives in Syracuse, NY. They were on their annual getaway together and chose to visit us in FM. They stayed in the same condo complex so it was easy to meet up.
They kept us hopping. From great restaurants, to walks on the beach, to shopping, movies, chatting and many a happy hour, we tried to keep up with them. They enjoyed escaping the late winter weather up north and we enjoyed showing them the sights here.
We went out to a number of restaurants for some great meals together: Cafe Toscano, the University Grill, Nomikis Plakka (Greek), the Lazy Flamingo and the Coconuts pool side restaurant at Casa Ybel. Our personal favorite was Cafe Toscano – great pasta and eggplant and service at reasonable price.
It was their mutual birthdays so their family bought them a dinner out at Blanc, a new upscale epicurean restaurant that has received rave reviews. They loved it!
Marie and Dave went out the next day to the 60th annual shrimp festival at Fort Myers Beach. It was a fabulous peel and eat shrimp boil up on the beach. Here are a few images of that colourful food experience.
Yes, we likely gained a few pounds, but hey it’s not everyday that Irene and Jennifer come to town on their birthdays. Thanks you two for your wonderful visit, the fun and great eating, wine and conversation we enjoyed together. We’ll do it again real soon. Thanks Jennifer for the great extra photos.