Our Visit to Naples ....... Florida, Not Italy
When we decided on spending about 2 1/2 weeks at Big Cypress RV Resort, we wanted to make sure we at least spent a day or more on each coast of Florida. While most people would consider an 60 - 90 minute drive lengthy, being in the middle of “the swamp”, that drive time felt like a walk in the park. It wasn’t much of an option if you wanted to go do something, so drive we did. We traveled each and every mile of Alligator Alley multiple times.
Naples was one of those areas on the coast we wanted to pay a visit to. It just so happened, that Russ’ brother Rick and wife, Karen, were in Bonita Springs visiting Karen’s mom during that same timeframe. We decided to combine our informal sight-seeing trip with lunch with them. We enjoyed a tasty lunch at Tommy Bahamas before heading out for a walk on the Naples Pier.
What a lovely day it was to soak in the beauty of the Gulf waters. While enjoying the views along the historic Pier, it became evident why so many people love this area. A cool feature of the Naples Pier is that fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license as the City of Naples purchased a bulk license to cover all fishermen.
While the day didn’t allow for too much sight-seeing, we did take a drive down Gulf Shores Blvd to ohhh and ahhhh over all the massive and beautiful residences of those that call Naples home! Without doing any market research, it was blatantly obvious that wedidn’t have one thing that this neighborhood required - massive amounts of cash! As Mike likes to say, sometimes you have to see how the “other half” lives!
With a few errands to run, we decided to pass on a side trip to Marco Island. I’ve decided that if we leave something on the table unseen, it gives us a valid reason, or should I say excuse, to come back for another visit! So until next time South Florida Gulf Shore….