Sunday, August 8, 2010

Naples, FL

Church at Ave Maria, FL Nice Pub for lunch near the church Main Street of the Planned Community of Ave Maria Founded by the owner of Dominos Pizza!

Only place I have seen these Lilly Pads is on the Amazon
Corkscrew Swamp Deep in the Swamp
Part of the two mile long boardwalk

The Captain and Admiral
A Thunderhead over Naples
Love these birds this one an Egret
A great day for a Pedicure
August 8, 2010
The IH crew spent 4 days and 3 nights in Naples, always a fun destination. Sister in Law Karen was a gracious hostess and tour guide. The crew enjoyed the Naples Botanical Garden, Corkscrew Swamp, owned by the Audubon Society, and the planned community of Ave Maria, Fl, .
The restaurants are also a highlight of visiting Naples, especially in the uncrowded off season. Just dodge thunderstorms not tourists! The crew bid farewell to Naples at 9:30 this morning after taking on fuel for the trip back to Longboat Key. The weather was predicted to be stormy especially in the afternoon so an early departure was in the cards. IH arrived at 1PM at Tween Waters Resort about 50 miles entirely run in the Gulf. Storms hit about 4 PM but the early arrival allowed the crew to relax at the resort, Kevin with a swim and Debbie with a pedicure. No bike ride today.

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