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Exploring North America in an Airstream

Solar Installation Naples, Florida

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March 26, 2017

The whole reason for this great trip was to have state of the art solar installed on the Airstream. After many hours of research and considering doing it myself, I found the best man for the job was Lew Farber in Naples. Lew splits his time between Oregon and Naples. I am so happy I didn’t try to do this job!! Lew did a fabulous job and is a really nice guy. It took 8 days for Lew to get it done, so we toured Naples for a week, which made Martha very happy. 

We stayed at the best Best Western there could be. The staff was great, the grounds were very cool, nice pool and a good location. I have never seen so many fancy, expensive cars in my life. Rolls, Bentleys, Ferraris, Teslas, Porsches, Jaguars and Maseratis. Mercedes, BMWs and Lexus were a dime a dozen. The car of the year in Florida though is the Mustang. I have never seen so many Mustangs. Of course this is a very rich city with incredible houses, and there are stories of success everywhere. 

We rode bikes through neighborhoods with landscaping so beautiful. We took the tour tram to get the big picture. We drove to beaches and restaurants, the winner being Capt. Marco’s for fresh fish, fried plantains and black beans. The chocolate soufflé was the winning desert at an Italian restaurant. Then there was the gourmet hotdog place. We had to leave town while we could move! 

There are so many new developments surrounding this area, it is mind-boggling. All the congressmen want the Federal government to help them with water to save the Everglades! Typical! There are just too many people in Florida. I could say that about Charlottesville too. The amount of development and people with all the water consumed and put back into the system makes me wonder how it can be done. Then the landscaping, and every house has sprinkler systems. Fruit and vegetable farms are abundant, along with cattle. They have to irrigate a lot too. The Everglades are at the end of the water line.

2 Responses to “Solar Installation Naples, Florida”

  1. Mary

    So enjoying the latest blog series. A Solar Airstream!! That is uber green. Very cool!! My folks are just north of Tampa near Weeki Wachee. They just put there house on the market and want to move to the Marco Island/Naples area. Trading in the golf course for the beach. Looking forward to your book on Ellie Wood Keith Baxter

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    • Greg

      Thank you Mary. Yep, we are uber green! So far it’s quite amazing, but I need to take it “Boondocking” and put her to the real test. Marco Island is a beautiful place. You will need to go for many, long visits. The book is on Ellie Wood Baxter’s mother, although there is a big chapter on Ellie Wood Baxter as she is an incredible horsewoman and a legend of hunter showing. I hope you are feeling well and having fun Mary.

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