Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 40 miles, approximately 1 hour. Walking about 1 mile; standing at museum.
At the hotel, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet with choices such as eggs and omelettes, waffles, oatmeal or grits, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruits, yogurts, granola, cereals, and more plus milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
With our Group Leader, we’ll board a motorcoach and set out on a full-day field trip to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark that comprises 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens. Renowned inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford became lifelong friends after meeting in 1896. They maintained an active correspondence, vacationed together, and eventually had winter homes near one another in Fort Myers. During a self-directed exploration, we’ll be able to see the museum, Edison's lab, and hear tales of these two famous men as we see how their ingenuity and hard work changed American business and industry as well as Fort Myers itself.
At Edison and Ford Estates, choose what you like from the lunch buffet that includes sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit salad, cookies, and a nonalcoholic beverage.
As we continue our Edison and Ford Estates field trip, we’ll have time to explore independently before returning to the hotel.
At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated set meal with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Returning to the hotel, we’ll be joined by local Sanibel author Charles Sobczak for a presentation on local wildlife and the history of species found in Florida.