|This is a sign posted on the beach.|
Saturday was supposed to be our day to lay on the beach in the sun, but there was very little sun, and the dose of Florida winter was still present. ( high of 70, lows in the 50's) We decided to cancel the beach, and I got in a 37 mile ride, riding east toward the Everglades, to check that out. Naples is limited by the Gulf on the west, and the swamp on the east, so there is no where to grow in those directions. It is a very long, linear town, not shaped like you would think. Near the end of my ride, at a place near Barry's office, we hooked up for breakfast at a place called 'Skillets'.
Sunday, we did go to the beach, even though it wasn't warm for very long, but we did get a chance to get into bathing suits, and watch other Yankees who thought it was a beach day. In the evening we went to Kim Bochampers Sports Bar, and met up with Barry and his former football coaching staff at a local college, Ava Maria, and other friends and watched the AFC championship game between. The Ravens and the Patriots.
We liked Naples, despite the heavy traffic and long red lights. It's a beautiful place, but its not for those who don't have money to spend. There is a lot to do, and Barry seems to be happy there, enough to plan on staying and retiring there.
|Barry and Mike|
|Barry, Mike & Pam|