I have had an excellent second week in the USA. Meeting generous, helpful people and finally getting couchsurfing to work. The weather has been mostly great, although I have had to walk through some heavy rain and endured some long, hot days along the road.
Listen to the podcast and find out more. I realize I need to practice my podcasting a lot more. all the “uhmms” and “ahhs” along with the drawn out “ands” really need to go. But the only way to get better is to practise and I hope the quality of the narrative will improve with time.
I stayed with Hal in Pioneer Plantation. We had several long talks about just about everything under the sun.
Leaving Pioneer Plantation i found some stretch limos, the Mule really fell for the white Hummer.
I was very lucky to get to couchsurf with Nedene in Gateway (Fort Myers). Walking into the community was just like walking into a typical suburban american movie scene.
As I was leavingFort Myers, Laura saw me walking past and after checking the website, ran after me for a chat. Turns out she is a journalist and had many great ideas and connections for me.
Larry, my couchsurfing host in Punta Gorda, with his mother and father.
Larry’s great school bus!
and the inside…
Larry from Englewood. I couchsurfed with him and his wife Deborah
Gena and John looking for shark’s teeth on Englewood beach. We found plenty, they are old fossilised ones that wash up on the beaches around Venice.
A fossilised sharks tooth, a very small one!
Checking out the Pelicans and fish in the mangrove swamp while on the look out for manatees.
Some of the fish they were pulling up looked decidedly unfriendly…
A nice 32 hotrod for sale on the side of the highway. I was almost tempted to trade in the Mule but quickly came to my senses. I mean what is a hotrod compared to the Mule!