Last night we went to visit Linda's aunt and uncle, who have a place in Fort Myers. They are only 30 minutes from where we're staying so we wanted to squeeze in a visit before they left to go north for the holidays. They are leaving Sunday to go back to Ohio. We had such a good time ! They have a beautiful condo on the 9th floor, overlooking the water. We're talking 180 degrees of water views. Here is the sunset as seen from their back patio. They bought their place and gutted it to the studs. The tile work is amazing and done by a true artisan.
We had a wonderful meal and a lot of laughs. So great to see them and their new place !
Today we took the bike two hours north to Tampa and met our friends Wendy and Cindy. Wendy was flying back from a business trip in San Diego and arriving in Tampa today. We had purchased a Groupon deal for food at a Tampa restaurant called ABC Pizza so we all met there for lunch. We had a great white pizza with shrimp, feta and crab. Yum ! Our deal was to get $20 worth of food for $10 so a great way to save some money when you need to eat lunch somewhere anyway. There also was a Groupon deal for a two hour Segway tour of Tampa for $30/per person. Wendy and Cindy are pros at Segway, having done it five times before. We were novices but it is so easy to learn and so much fun to zip along in the city and cover so much more ground than you can do on foot. I'm hooked ! Will certainly look for great deals for Segway tours in the cities that we will be visiting in the future. While our tour guide wasn't well versed in the historical nature of the city, like I would have thought he would have been, it was still fun to see the different attractions and sights of the city. We zipped around the University of Tampa and saw the historic buildings there with their Moroccan flavor and spent most of our time along the Riverwalk (so many cities have them now). It was a gorgeous day, once we got to Tampa and perfect for sightseeing. On the drive up, we donned pants over our shorts and jackets cause it was downright chilly but once we arrived the sun came out and it was perfect. Finished up our tour around 3:30 and made it back to our rig by sundown. A great day with friends.