Ft. Myers...Beautiful Place

We, ( me, my aunt, uncle and cousin) have been somewhere wonderful. We visited the Edison-Ford Winter Estate, located in Fort Myers, Florida. The property was beautiful, with palm-trees, bamboos, and beautiful flowers. The houses were left just as they were, with antique furniture and arched ceilings. Though we weren't allowed to go inside Thomas Edison's house, we were able to enter Henry Ford's home. It was so nice. Thomas Edison, in my oppinion, is one of the smartest men to ever have walked to planet. He invented things not only to make life better for him and his family, but also for the United States to be the best it could be, and to continue to progress. He made many of the things we use as second-nature today, such as the toaster oven, the curling iron, motion pictures, and so much more. Even though he was deaf, and was thought to be a dyslexic, he never gave up and he thought of every fail as 'one way NOT to do it.' Surely, not ALL of us are patient, and, I think, if I had tried and failed nearly 300 times to make a lightbulb, I would be a nervous wreck and would be pulling my hair out with impatience and frustration. But, he continued. Now, thanks to him, every time I use my curling-iron I silently thank God for creating that amazingly intelligent man. And to think his teachers thought he was addle-minded and would never amount to anything! Yet, he is world-famous! He only had three months of formal education, because of those teachers. His mother then home-schooled him and taught him the basics. He learned to speed-read, and had a photographic memory. That means that he would be able to quote every page of every single book he had ever read. Pretty extraordinary. Now, I myself am a speed-reader, as I take after my mother, who has photographic memory AND she can speed-read. Hmm...My mom....A genius. :)
Thomas Edison would often sit outside with his fishing pole at the dock, and pretend to fish, so as to be left alone in order to think up new ideas.
While we can't all invent things like he did as a hobby, we would accomplish SO MUCH MORE if we would just let the frustration slip away, and think of every mistake as he did.

While we were at the Estate Gift Shop, I bought a lightbulb pen and a nice frosty mug. I use them quite a bit, and I will always think of that genius when I use them.

After all of the excitement, we went to the Shell Factory. Everything was so pretty, and there were nice shells and shark-teeth and there were plenty of things to look at. I am known as a turtle-lover, well, animal-lover, so I got a cute magnetic bookmark with a turtle on it, and a door sign/ desk accessory that has a turtle on it and reads : "WELCOME! Come on in and rest your shell a spell!" It rhymes, and it is going on my bedroom once we move to Paraguay.

My apologies for not posting as often as I can, but I am a busy person, believe it or not.

Tomorrow we are all going to Busch Gardens...I can't wait...Which means I will probably not sleep tonight.

Well, Good Bye! Thanks for reading..!

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You made your "required report" so entertaining Jayde. You really have a talent for writing. I'm so happy we were able to make so many happy and silly memories on our field trip!

March 19, 2008 11:09 PM  

Well, I think you did a great job relating your "field trip"!! I love your insight and take on things!!

Yes, we know you are busy, but miss you--R is still looking for you on Club Penguin!!

I also am glad to know that your Mom is a genius--I know she is VERY INTELLIGENT--but not all the other tidbits about her!! I also love to read her blog, too!!

Hope the rain does not change your plans about BG!!

March 20, 2008 5:56 AM  

Exciting! Guess what my mother lived in Fort Meyers FL from 1988-2002. Fun for you to see and do things(that I have done) makes me *see* everything!

Oh and I google for the images for the caption contest. I keep the parental controls on and google images looking for humor and funny, and silly. I save probably 30 photos a week. I try and avoid the ones that circulate the web via email and stick to ones that are rare and make me laugh out loud.

Then I have my husband and kids actually select from 6 or so each week as THE picture.

Hope that answered your question!

March 20, 2008 6:59 AM  

You make me so jealous!!! * green envious smiley * Oh well, I'm glad someone is having fun in the nice florida heat visiting famous places. Oh well...
the sacrifices we make...
I started wondering why a lightbulb above someone's head signaled they had an idea. I guess because edison had the bright idea to make the lightbulb. I hope he was a christian so I could meet him in heaven, and then he could c what became of all his inventions. kewl.
i wish i could buy some souverniers. but i have 0 money. nothin. zilch. nada. NOL.
I'd better quit before this comment gets longer than ur post.

March 21, 2008 11:36 AM  

Me a genius!! AW!! You're so kind!

March 22, 2008 6:14 PM  

Bush Gardens! haha i love that place last time i was there though was along time ago when i was um...??? cant remember but i still have my bush gardens shirt with me hahahhaahah hope you had a blast!

March 24, 2008 1:32 PM  

* cough * * ahem * I'm not even gonna say anything.
* hinthintnudgenudge *
ok fine plz blog more! i'm gettin deathly bored here!

April 01, 2008 1:58 AM  

I am going to post the funniest thing!

April 04, 2008 4:18 PM  

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