This morning started out with me being super hungry! We decided to try out a place we found online, Heavenly Biscuit. Oh my gosh. This place was amazing!
I ordered a bacon and egg biscuit and a Sinful Cinnamon Roll. Even the Husband tried a cinnamon roll (the lady working gave us two since they were on the “smaller” side, but if you look at that picture you’ll see they are still huge!)
After breakfast we headed to The Burroughs Home for the 11 AM tour. We had an excellent tour guide named Gary. He’s there every Tuesday and we highly recommend him!
Just walking up the front sidewalk is breathtaking! The house has 21 rooms and is three stories tall! Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers’ elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and wonderful stories made us feel like we were stepping back in time.
I took a picture of this bathtub because of the story that went along with it. Apparently, a few months ago there was a wedding in the home. It was a beautiful wedding that apparently was reminiscent of the parties that were thrown during the homes best days. Well, the cleaning crew came in the day after the wedding and asked the manager why the bathtub was full of water. No one knew why so they drained the tub. The next day the tub was full of water again! Apparently, the story goes that after parties the oldest daughter Mona used to love to take bubble baths in that tub. So, the story is that her spirit came back and needed her bubble bath!
I also loved this picture. Apparently, when the plans for a bridge came out someone in the community got busy and got the home listed on the National Register of Historic Places to preserve the property as it stands. So, with that task being completed they had the plans changed. That’s why there are two bridges—one for each direction and they meet up in North Ft. Myers.
After the Burroughs Home we needed some lunch—badly! We were so hungry and so happy that we had the recommendation to go to Ford’s Garage.
This place just oozes cool! Clear gas pumps, faux brick walls, a huge penny backsplash behind the bar—it’s a beautiful place to eat.
Gas pump faucets!
I ordered the Ford’s Signature aka the “Mayor Randy Henderson”—it’s black angus beef, aged Vermont cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, bourbon bbq, sesame bun. Delicious! I got mine with the sweet potato fries and the Husband and I couldn’t quit raving about this place with each bite we took.
After lunch we headed over to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
I had actually been once before but this was a first for the Husband. A couple of years ago the Husband had some work to do in Ft. Myers so I came with him but I had to find some ways to keep myself busy, so I came to the estates.
It was a wonderful day but we are exhausted now! We’re spending the evening eating leftovers and watching movies (actually, I didn’t blog about it but we did that last night too—we’re some Red Box fools on vacation!).
So far, this movie is really a mix of emotions! After this I’ll be more than ready for bed :) I’m hoping to go to Heavenly Biscuit again tomorrow!