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We Walk Across The Matanzas Pass Bridge at Fort Myers Beach

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We Walk Across The Matanzas Pass Bridge at Fort Myers Beach

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty The View as we walked across the Matanzas Pass Bridge at Fort Myers Beach The Matanzas Pass Bridge connects the Florida mainland to Estero Island.  Locals call it the Sky Bridge or just the Fort Myers Beach Bridge.  When we visit the beach, we often park in the beach lot on the mainland and walk across the bridge to Times Square and the Fishing Pier. Times Square at Fort Myers Beach Sunset at Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier After a day at the beach, we return home salty and ready for bed.  Gotta love the...

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Hitty Goes to the Farmer’s Market

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Hitty Goes to the Farmer’s Market

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty As you know from my previous post, Hitty Moves to a Condominium, I am exploring my new neighborhood. Recently, I checked out the Farmer's Market in the River District of downtown Fort Myers. The River District Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Centennial Park parking lot, under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee Bridge at the corner of Heitman and West First streets, just West of the U.S. Post Office. The Bridge over the Caloosahatchee River Fort Myers Florida The River District Farmer's Market Farmer's Market today...

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In Which Hitty Visits a Thrift Store

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In Which Hitty Visits a Thrift Store

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty Recently, while I was out and about with my adopted human, Shirley, we stopped at one of our favorite thrift shops, the Hope Chest Resale Store for Hope Hospice in North Ft Myers.  The Hope Hospice organization provides specialized care to people with challenging and life changing illnesses.  We are glad to support this needed service. There are many, many thrift shops in the Ft Myers area but the Hope Chest stands out for it’s uniqueness.   Hope Hospice has a furniture showroom, a holiday room, a book room, a craft room and...

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In Which Hitty Visits Ikea

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In Which Hitty Visits Ikea

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty As you have read in a previous post, Hitty Moves to a Condominium, my adopted humans moved from a house to a small condo.  For the most part, this has been a painless move.  However, since Shirley works from home, storage for her supplies was needed. So, we were off to Ikea for shelves and office furniture.   Ikea is the world’s largest furniture retailer and is known for it’s simplistic, ready to assemble, affordable designs.  It was founded in Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad.  He was only 17 years old at the...

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Hitty Visits Sun Harvest Citrus

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Hitty Visits Sun Harvest Citrus

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty As you may know, I recently moved so I thought I would about my new neighborhood.  Locals and Fort Myers tourists will tell you that a good day is one that includes a stop at Sun Harvest Citrus with it’s iconic “Big Orange” Hitty with the Big Orange at Sun Harvest Citrus Fort Myers Florida According to their website, SunHarvestCitrus.com, the store has a long-standing family tradition of providing delicious Indian River Florida Citrus to its valued customers.  It began in 1940 when Robert Edsall, Sr. planted his first citrus grove in Vero Beach. SunHarvestCitrus.com...

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