Naples, Florida to be exact. Its been a little over 6 months since we have been there, and I am eagerly awaiting our next trip back. Going through all 856 photos from our 10 day trip, it was hard to choose which ones to share.
Naples is a big enough city to find anything you will ever need, yet has the small town feel. It has rain & sun , it's a win, win!
We arrived on the beaches to be welcomed with signs of turtles nearby.
Minding their own business, they were.
Makes me wonder, what a life they must live.
Sign me up, I'll comb those beaches and mind my own business.
Oh, yes I will.
my towel. He was hiding under his shell
and I didn't even know a little thing lived
inside there. So cute.
were everywhere. The first few
days they had me jumping and shrieking,
but I got use to them, and they were
always there to greet me. In the pool,
on the handles of the car, on the sidewalks.
Let's just say you were never alone ....
Makes you realize in life that beauty can be
found in the simplest of things, and sometimes
its right there in front of you.
we decided to take the short 90
minute jaunt over to Miami, South Beach in fact.
Just jumping on the highway was a little eye-opener.
Come to find out, the highway is called Alligator Alley.
that I noticed the highway is fenced in, and we are
surrounded by wetlands and alligators. I can't see
them but from the signs I can see that they are there.
Then I see this sign ...
I see a coiled up snake on
the highway being eaten by a big black bird.
I just wanted to go to Miami, people.
It gets better ...
I nervously asked my husband? I instructed
him to just drive, drive fast, and please
to not get a flat tire, because um, we were surrounded
by alligators, panthers and snakes. There was
no way in hell, I was getting out of that car.
Pretty little Naples was all wrapped up in a bow,
and there was none of this going on there. But once we arrived to the other
side and reached Miami, I could breathe again.
Miami, South Beach.
But still beautiful it is.
Checked that off the bucket list.
I'm sure Miami has it's good features, but Naples it is for me.
And yes, we had to drive back the same way we came.
Never doing that again [period]!