We got lucky in February by finding an available spot at Cypress Woods RV Resort in Fort Myers, FL. It is definitely one of the nicest parks we have stayed in since we started living full-time in our RV. The sites are quite roomy, the landscaping is beautiful and well kept, and the whole park is laid out nicely. Each spot is owned by an individual who is responsible for the rental process. So, it’s not like your typical park – it is set up for long-term stays for retirees and snowbirds.
Fort Myers has a fairly small downtown area, and the outlying areas are spread out with lots of shopping, golf courses, and restaurants. Everything is pretty accessible except the beach. We made one attempt to go to Fort Myers Beach, and quickly found a huge line of traffic that stretched for at least a mile – so we turned around and abandoned that idea. We eventually came through Fort Myers Beach from the other direction and still sat in traffic for over forty-five minutes. So, as you can imagine, it’s pretty crowded there during snowbird season.
We took a day trip to Sanibel Island and it was really nice. After paying the six dollar toll to cross the bridge, we drove around most of the island to see the sights. We found Cip’s Place – a restaurant with a patio that allowed dogs, and had a nice lunch. From there we started hunting for a place to park near the beach. It took some time because it was crowded, and it is usually a challenge to find a spot to park our big truck. We eventually found a roomy parking lot and were able to spend the afternoon at the beach.
Our time in Fort Myers wasn’t spent exploring as much as we usually do – mainly because Jim was working a lot. But, we did get a chance to visit family in Wauchula; and my uncle and aunt came from Bowling Green for a visit, too. We also drove to Naples and gawked at the beautiful, multi-million dollar homes, what a pretty place!
The best part was hanging outside enjoying the weather, and we made some new friends, too!