It’s a rare event when I get to take a trip, so I feel lucky to have traveled to the Sunshine State for Spring Break again this year.
Mornings and evenings at the pool are a wonderful way to start and end the day.
Afternoons and sunsets at the beach are the best! Wish I could do that everyday.
The lush, tropical vegetation is always a treat to see in March when everything in my neighborhood is just waking up from being dormant all winter.
I spent a beautiful day at the Naples Botanical Gardens.
Now I’m brainstorming ways I can arrange to visit the beach more often. Vacations are great, aren’t they?!
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!