Thursday, November 6th
Last Thursday we took a short walk over to the Collier County Museum. It was very interesting, and I must say I learned more there than on the historic walking tour. We went through the museum from the prehistoric days to the late 1990's. It covered the Immokalee, Seminole Indians, the Crackers (cattle ranchers), the early turn of the century, the construction of the Tamiami Trail and how Baron Gift Collier made it his mission to connect Everglade City to Naples. There were also many movies made there.
After that we went to view the historic engravings of Jaques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry of life in Florida in the late 1500s. They were very detailed and description of the native life there was very graphic.
That evening we met for dinner with "the gang" or what is left of it. It is a group of people my cousin knows from church. One of her friends has the beginning of Alzheimer's, so her daughter and son in law accompany her. Her other friend just had to put her husband in a nursing home.
My sister closed her eyes!