Day 176: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Port to Port: Fort Myers, Florida
Underway: 0:00 am Motor Off: 0:00 pm Miles Traveled: 0 Stayed At: Marina
Mile to Mile: One of the items on our To Do List is to stop at Bennetts to have a donut (another recommendation from our tour guides on Spiritus). So donuts it is! And we were not disappointed. The store is across from Legacy Marina less than 10 minutes from us. It would be hard to notice if Eddy hadn’t pointed it out to us but we just followed the fresh donut smell all the way there. I guess this place has been extremely successful and I can see why – amazing, fresh donuts that melt in your mouth, fresh brewed coffee and a modern, comfortable place to hang out indoors or out. We even tried a maple donut with thick sliced bacon chunks on top – strangely delicious (something else to add to your bucket list Jake). A customer recently won a free donut and coffee a day for life by ordering the 1 millionth donut – a good reason to move here if you weren’t a local.
I spent some more time at the library using their fast internet and updating the blog. Cindy brought lunch over again and we wandered over to the Southwest Florida Museum of History and enjoyed a two hour tour of their exhibits. They have displays ranging from ancient fossils to the Calusa Indians to the early European settlers to present day. A nice place to spend a quiet afternoon.
After returning to Aurora, we packed up all the snacks, appliances and technology we needed for our dinner with Spiritus and walked over to Legacy Marina. Eddy and Linda are moving on Friday morning after staying in Fort Myers for a month so we need to enjoy their company before we say goodbye for now. After pupus (Hawaian for appetizers), strawberry margaritas, a little route planning and a wonderful dinner of pork tenderloin and rice we settled in for an intense game of Doodle Dice. Eddy squeaked out a win. We finally wandered back home about midnight tired but looking forward to our next adventures with Spiritus.