Hi all -
My husband and I embarked on our first trip by ourselves in 18 years last week. Marco Island was the destination as we'd been there once before and loved it! Airport in Ft. M was easy and non-eventful. Alamo rental cars was a little slow but OK. We stopped at the Wal-Mart on the way in as recommended - liked it. Had a great first night sitting on the balcony at the Somerset (2 great experiences here) listening to the waves. Our first day was Awesome and this is a good thing because it turned out to be our only day. We had breakfast/coffee on the balcony, went for a walk north up the beach, spent the afternoon on the beach and then cleaned up and headed for Goodland and Marker 8 which was great! We got some ice cream and went to a couple shops and headed back to chill for the night. This is where it gets hairy! We received a phone call that one of our children back home had broken their arm and were being taken to the ER. The ER doc called us to report surgery would be needed the next day. So.....we frantically called AA at midnight and got a flight out early the next morn. We packed up and were at the airport 6 hours later. Sounds like a bummer but it was one REALLY GOOD day and the arm is healing nicley I am happy to report. Hope to go back someday and do all the things we had planned on. To all going soon - ENJOY!!