Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bye-Bye Naples, Here Comes St. Pete's Beach

Our was our site at Neopolitan Cove
We leave Wednesday for St. Pete's Beach. We had no idea that we would love Neopolitan Cove and Naples as much as we did, or we would have stayed longer....the managers here are super friendly and super helpful. It's like being with family here. When I did a little Tastefully Simple snack party one day, they chatted it up, put up flyers for me, and encouraged people to come, and they did. The party was much more successful thanks to them. Thanks to Wilma, Janine and Ralph for making our stay so wonderful! When we left, Wilma gave me some homemade granola! Yum!
Our patio "screen"
We're going to miss a lot of things here...the beautiful flowers, especially all the hibiscus that bloom so easily here, the beautiful city, all of it clean and beautifully landscaped no matter where you go in Naples, the great temperatures for this time of year, low to mid seventies....the beaches (although we didn't spend much time at them), Sugden Park just down a couple of blocks with its nice bike path all around its own Lake Avalon....and it has its own beaches! We're going to miss the great food--Ron's Pizza downtown old Naples (REALLY good pizza), El Rincon, some of the best Mexican food I've ever eaten--tacos served with salsa and chips, pica de gallo, rice, and refried beans all for $9.00 for a great lunch--located in a tiny little restaurant on 41 close to Airport Pulling Road. We're going to miss the alligators (yes, really!), the Everglades, and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. I'm going to miss my little knit shop I discovered that's a block from the Neopolitan Cove. I ended up going there three days in a row to get help with some knitting projects and to learn some new techniques. The ladies in there wear their hand knitted creations every single day. I started going just to see what they had knitted and were wearing.....there's so much more to see in this beautiful city...we'll be back definitely!
Corn tortilla tacos at El Rincon, the best!

Knitting with Nancy shop on highway 41 next to Neopolitan Cove
what you see at along the Lake Avalon bike trail at Sugden Park, in the city!
Kelly's Shell Shop, by Tin City

It's five o'clock in Naples, says Eldo

1 comment:

  1. I think we are going to have to start saving our pennies, so we can visit there. It is breath-taking. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful outings.