We recently went on vacation for the first time in four years! It was as wonderful as I remembered.
We spent a few days in Naples, Florida, soaking up lots of warm temps and sunshine.
It’s been eight years since we’ve seen the ocean. What a tragedy! The beach was as fabulous as I imagined.
We went for a boat ride to see the waterfront mansions.
We saw lots and lots of flowers, especially a wide variety of hibiscus, which I’m looking forward to growing in containers in our yard this summer. We also went to a farmers market, which was a treat since it’s March!
We saw a variety of palm trees.
We were lucky to see dolphins and lots of birds.
We enjoyed dinner on the beach, watched the tide go out, and saw some beautiful sunsets.
It’s always fun to spend idle time walking on the beach and splashing in the warm ocean waters, watching the waves and wildlife, people-watching and seeing the sights.
One thing I noticed while going through the hundreds of pictures I took is that I love to take photos of my feet covered in the soft, powdery sand after being in the water.
We did a lot of beachcombing and found a few handfuls of seashells, but I left them with my mom to bring back on her drive home in a few weeks so they wouldn’t break in my suitcase.
Note to self: go on vacation more often! Cheers!
8 thoughts on “Spring Break in the Sunshine State”
Such gorgeous pictures! Now you must come visit the other coast!
Thanks Cindy! It was fun taking pictures of all the lush vegetation and wildlife in Florida. I would love to visit you on the West coast. Why is airfare always so expensive to fly to the West coast?! Still, you’re on our list 😉
Good on you, your holiday sounds great, hope you get to grow some Hibiscus, there are so many varieties now.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thanks Bev! It was a wonderful vacation! We had a hibiscus plant on our patio a couple summers ago and it did really well, so I’m looking forward to getting a few more this year.
Lovely photos Terri ! You definitely need to go more often – when the water gets hard here, I need to find the ocean.
Thanks Mary! It was a wonderful trip. Since I finished school and I’m working again, it’s nice to be able to travel again. Definitely hoping to make more trips to the beach and ocean.