Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
When looking for something quick to do before heading home from a nice weekend in Florida we decided to stop at the Edison/Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers, FL. Upon arrival there was an instant calm that came over me. The mature trees, beautiful landscaping, awesome gardens and friendly staff was a breath of fresh air.
You can choose to walk the grounds on your own for a small admission fee or take a guided tour. I highly suggest the guided tour! It is worth the little extra to learn about the homes, the grounds, the many plants on the property and the reason they are there. You will be amazed at the innovation that these two men had for their time!
You will also see the tallest palm tree in Ft. Myers and learn about how they were the first people to line streets with Palm trees! You will see an old swimming pool where you can really envision the parties of old around the pool. All located along the beautiful river. It truly is a nice escape in the middle of a busy town.
We went during December and the homes were decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and they have a light show on the grounds in the evenings for the holidays as well. The tour guides are full of knowledge but also keep it very interesting even for those who are not "history buffs"
You will quickly fall in love with the grounds. The Homes. The staff and the history that is here. The tour lasts a total of about a hour and is all walking. Though not long distance!