Friday we made the 45 minute drive to Marco Island. It is about 4 miles by 5 miles with a river on one side close to the mainland and ocean on the other sides with many man made canals. It was first visited by the Spanish in the early 1500’s.
It’s modern day life started around 1960. The average home is $761,000. The regular population is around 17,000 and it doubles in the winter season. That means 50% of these gorgeous homes are empty 9 months of the year. This was also true on Sanibel and Captiva. Sees like such a waste.
We took an 1 – 1/2 hour trolley tour with Cracker Jack as our driver and narrator. He was excellent and we learned much about the islands history. I will tell you in a future post more about the Indian history.
It seems like there are very few vacant spots left on the island. It is really built up.
We had lunch at an older seafood restaurant on the water. Bob had grouper and I had a seafood combo with grouper, scallops,shrimp and mahi mahi. Very good. We are trying to get acclimated to the heat so this is the second time we have had lunch outside at a restaurant. We aren’t acclimating very well. Howerver, it sure makes the beer go down easy! We eat outside at home all the time but we have more shade.
Here are a couple photos of Snooks Inn.
There was a very nice view which is why we chose this restaurant. Lots of boats large and small going by and Bob loves that.
Now maybe something new to show you. At least we have never seen this before. You know how when you leave the bathroom you always hate to touch the door handle because you don’t know what ish is on it? There is a new solution in door handles and this little restaurant had it. Worked well. I was impressed, obviously because I went back and took a picture. You put your arm through it and don’t have to touch the handle with your hand. Pretty nice.