After swimming with manatees, we headed South to Fort Myers and to Thomas Edison's home. I felt compelled to make my kids have at least one educational day during our vacation! This was the spot. The estate is located on the Coloosahatchee River and is filled with beautiful trees and flowers. Edison did so much research on botanicals, that a visit here covers many interests. Aside from inventing the light bulb and phonograph, Edison held over 1300 patents. He set a record still held today with a patent a year for 65 years in a row! If you want a great biography for your class to study, he is the man!


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