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Apr 16, 2005 - Ford & Edison

I came to Fort Myers to see the Winter Estates of Edison & Ford, so, when the woman in the office says it is "eight or nine miles straight down this road," I take off on the bicycle. Though there are no bike lanes, the wide sidewalks work fine. (No one seems to be walking). It's a pleasant, mostly flat ride. When I've gone almost nine miles, I ask a woman biking how far it is and she says, "Oh it is four or five miles yet." "Oh, I didn't know it was that far." "Yes. Are you going to go on?" "Oh, yes." Some magnificent Banyans are on the...

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Lois Hits the Road

Mar 15, 2005 - Packing Up

Well, I'm leaving RiverBend & LaBelle tomorrow morning. Heading on over to CampingWorld in Ft. Meyers to finish up the TOW situation. Then a stop at North Trail to have a few lil things tweaked. Nuttin major. Some of the stuff I've already taken care of myself. More of a "supply" gathering expedition. lol. Loaded up the Harley on the lift this afternoon. Sheesh, even with the lift, it's a bit of a workout doing it by yourself. Tuff to keep that bad boy steady while trying to attach the tie-downs. Also, only having ONE pair of eyes to go...

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Mar 4, 2005 - First Entry. Not to be confused with the First Day.

OK. This is a start to the logging of my journey. I've spent the last couple of months finalizing some of the things required to start the Buzzard Travels. Small things, like QUITTING WORK, Selling the house, giving away, selling, throwing away most of my possesions, buying an RV, outfitting the RV to haul the Harley around with me, trading the Magnum Hemi for a Jeep to drag along behind me, outfitting the Jeep with a tow bar, outfitting the RV with a braking system for the Jeep. Also, I had a DataStorm satellite dish installed on the RV...

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Jan 18, 2005 - Sanibel Island

Today we visited Sanibel Island one of the may Gulf islands. The Island has a national wildlife refuge . We walked the Indigo trail seeing many beautiful birds. We then drove the one-way road around the refuge. Again many interesting birds and animals

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Jan 17, 2005 - Edison and Ford Wainter Homes

The winter home of Thomas A. Edison is situated along the beautiful Caloosahatchee River. In 1885, Thomas Edison first visited Florida. He purchased property along the Caloosahatchee River and built a vacation home. The vernacular structure, completed in 1886 and dubbed "Seminole lodge" by the Edisons, served as a winter retreat and work place for the prolific inventor until his death in 1931. Edison’s good friend Henry Ford followed close behind and purchased the neighbouring property in 1915. "The Mangoes" was the winter getaway for the...

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