One Day Silver Lakes to Everglades City

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November 1st 2010
Published: November 1st 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

Wes on the Marina Side of Chokoloskee IsladWes on the Marina Side of Chokoloskee IsladWes on the Marina Side of Chokoloskee Islad

We'll be here in February. The sites are amazing. A+!
Sunday, perfect weather for a drive from Silver Lakes (between Naples and Marco Island) to Chokoloskee Island to see where we will stay for a few days in February. It exceeded our expectations. SOOOO hoping we get a water site!

After touring the RV Park, we had a great lunch of Cuban sandwiches at the Havana Cafe. The area is remote, but there seem to be several restaurants and at least one kayak rental business in the Chokoloskee Island / Everglades City area.

Heading back to Silver Lakes we stopped in at "Stans" on Goodland Island. This place is almost always crazed and tons of fun. The celebration was made more so by Halloween!

Home to Silver Lakes RV Park via Marco Island. There is no ambience to speak on a Marco "drive through." Like so many places you have to work on it to find the great beaches and restaurants with water viets. There are many, many high rise condomins along a commercial strip. But the weather is right!

We stopped at Isle of Capri Fish House for a happy hour Marguerita and had time for a dip in the Silver Lakes
Havana Cafe, Chokoloskee IslandHavana Cafe, Chokoloskee IslandHavana Cafe, Chokoloskee Island

Chokoloskee Island is a few miles beyond Everglades City.
Pool. When we got back to the RV at dusk, the lovely neighbors paid a call with a plate of chocolate mint brownies.

Wes grilled delish pink Gulf shrimp (from the Farmers' Market) and we watch pink clouds reflected in the pond in front of our site.

Great sunset; great day! So LUCKY!

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Stans at GoodlandStans at Goodland
Stans at Goodland

Sunday is always the day at Stans; made even more crazed this week since it fell on Halloween.
Capri Island Fish HouseCapri Island Fish House
Capri Island Fish House

We love this place. Returning for dinner on Tuesday. Going to try the Early Bird Specials! This will be a first for us - we are normally late eaters.
Dusk at Silver LakesDusk at Silver Lakes
Dusk at Silver Lakes

Double wides never looked so good!

1st November 2010

Livin' The Good Life
You did the right thing and seem to really be enjoying your retirement-too many people make the mistake of waiting too long. I'm almost there. My place is in Palm Coast, Florida in Flagler County. Cheers! Ted
1st November 2010

Hi Ted
We are living the life; we are also both still working to a certain extent. Best wishes with your own future plans.
2nd November 2010

Lucky You is right!
Needless to say waking up to temps in the 30's and having to go to work make my retired RV'ers realize how lucky they are. Love the pics and commentary - they're my escape! The mirror image is awesome! Jayne
2nd November 2010

Thanks, Jayne
we'll be home for Thanksgiving and not heading back out until after Super Bowl!
2nd November 2010

Great pictures, and hope to hear form you in February as you must go down 75 to get to where you ar heading...We are 8 miles off 75 and would love to have you visit.....remember just 8 miles......It is the 2nd Venice exit...first is laurel and the second is Venice/englewood... you go to the end of Jacaranda blvd that is at the exit and you turn right ..go 8 miles and it ends, do a quick right and a very quick left, that is Abalone, it is one block long and ends at Marlin...we are to the right at number 341.....hope you can find time to stop...fondly, sylvia

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