Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) An American inventor.

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On our recent “wandering” road trip to FORT MYERS, FLORIDA Linda and I had the opportunity to tour the Edison/Ford winter estates. We started with a little chat with Mrs. Edison.

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Now Mrs.. Edison reminded us that her husband was born in Milan,Ohio

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so if you are ever in Ohio take the time to stop by his birthplace. Now for a quick picture tour of the estate:

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Looks like a nice place to hangout with President Harding,Ford,Firestone, and others. A lot of work coming up with  inventions. 100_4308   Back to the house:

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Next stop office,workshop,and lab:

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Edison was quite an angler and living right on the Caloosahatchee river in Fort Myers gave him many opportunities. In the photo below you can see the pier at his estate.

edisonpiercollage  That is Linda lower right holding onto some Bamboo. I’ve heard it said Edison made his own poles and tackle. If you would like to read about an encounter  Edison had with a shark CLICK. Edison also liked to do some camping.

camping I guess you dressed differently to go camping in the 1920s. Being the inventor he was maybe he came up with:

StudebakerRV_resized 1929 Studebaker RV. You think I’m kidding well read the story HERE.

Ted R. is taking a break so Mr. Gecko from the estate says, “Thanks for stopping by.”

Gecko Also, did you know Thomas Edison has his own NATIONAL PARK.

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5 comments:

Joe Todd said...

For Mr. Edison's birthday a repost was in order

Linda Gross said...

I like the picture of you and Linda with Mrs. Edison.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Are you in Fort Myers again? We're still here too. Sorry if you've hit a rainy week...it is supposed to get better tomorrow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just popped back to say hope you guys got home safe and aren't minding the cold too much. You said in a comment on my blog that you stayed near Burnt Store Road...if you had just kept coming up Tamiami Trail it would have taken you just a few minutes to get to Bayshore 10 minutes from our RV Park! You should come see Upriver next time you're here.

genie said...

What a fabulous trip...so much history and so much to see and enjoy. Loved all the mosaics. The Studebaker RV really caught my eye. What a collector’s item!