Monday, November 12, 2012

Marco Island Ride

From Englewood, where we started our morning, to Marco Island is about 130 miles - kind of an ambitious day ride, but we were in good company!
At 8:00 a.m. when we started, it was 59 degrees, so we started out in our jackets.  We met our friends, Patti and Fran, at WalMart, where watched a couple of Egrets hunt for food while we waited.
Gechos aren't even safe in the landscaping at Wally World.
More and more bikes gathered, until we had 16 making the trip..
The ride organizers decided we should stay in two groups to allow for traffic lights and road crossings.
By the time we came into Fort Myers, the temperature had risen to 77 degrees.
We came onto Marco Island at the north end.
Our destination was at the south, near the bridge to that end of the island.
"Island Woman" is clearly a popular place!  We wondered if we could even find seating for our group.
Not only did we find seating together at three adjacent tables,
the service was quick, 
and the food was great!
We went home across the south bridge and followed the road through Mangrove swamps for a few miles before we reached US 41 (Alligator Alley) for most of our trip home.
Arriving at 4:00 p.m. totally exhausted.  Another great motorcycle ride with a bunch of really great people!