Not much to report from the ranch this week because we’ve been on vacation in Naples, Florida! Jason and I had a great week with our dear friends Laren and Jeremy. Jason’s great grandfather lived in Naples and he has wonderful memories of visiting there as a boy. He’s been wanting to go back there for years and we finally made it. It’s a really beautiful little beach town that apparently had a housing boom in the 1950s-70s. More on that later. Today, here are some fun vacation pictures.
Dinner at Kelly’s on our first night
Jeremy and Laren are great travel buddies!
Ice cream at Regina’s
Jason is picking up real estate catalogs … are we too young to own a second home at the beach?
Mini golf at Coral Cay
Jason won. He said he can’t remember a time when he didn’t win a mini golf game!
Leading the processional to the beach
When Jason was a boy he remembers finding hermit crabs and starfish and sand dollars and beautiful seashells in Naples. He turned into a little boy again as he was exploring the shoreline. He’s so cute!
Two conch shells with … clams/mussels/conches? inside
We admired them for a while and then Jason tossed them back out to sea.
Some girl found this starfish and shared it with us. It was neat to flip it over and watch it flip itself back.
Waves aren’t very big in Naples. Just calm, clear and warm.
Jason and I wanted a picture to show how clear the water was but I’m not sure if you can really tell here.
We’re already planning our next trip back to Naples!