Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vacation - Part 3 of 3 (Naples, Florida)

The final part of my vacation was spent in Naples, FL.  My best friend lives there and I was able to extend my layover in Miami to spend time with her.  I was so glad it worked out for free!  In January, I had gone to visit her and I didn't think I would be able to go again this year because of my Honduras trip, but it all worked out and I was so happy!  My friend Angela and I went to college together and were roommates for 5 years afterwards.  It's always so fun spending time with her and we can just talk about anything.  I am more real with her than anyone else.

I arrived in Miami on Friday evening and after spending two hours in lines for immigration, customs, and a rental car, I was finally on my way.  Naples is on the west coast of Florida and is about 2 hours from Miami.

We were able to do so much in a short amount of time.  We went to the beach 3 nights to watch the sunset, spent time on the beach during the day, went shopping, out to eat, watched football, spent time on the golf course and much more.  Angela is a hair stylist so she also cut and colored my hair for me!  We had such a good time!  It was so fun just being with each other.

I had a fabulous vacation and it was just the right amount of time.  I'm definitely happy to be back home and get back into my routine, but it was one of the best vacations I've had in a long time!

Here are the Florida pictures...

Spending time on the beach in Naples
Bad picture of me, but wanted to show that Angela was there too! :)

Beautiful Naples sunset
Angela's husband manages a golf course so we got to drive around on the golf carts and admire the beautiful weather and scenery 

This bald eagle was hanging out by the lake fishing

Watching the Cowboys lose :(
Angela and her husband Carlos
Awesome tree 
Another beautiful sunset!  I can't get enough of them!

Wind-blown hair!


  1. Awesome pictures.

    I have to be honest. When I saw Naples, Florida on your blog title my heart sank.

    My brother who past away a year and a half ago lived there. It's a beautiful place. He always wanted to live at the beach and what a place.(moving on, don't want to hijack your post, lol)

    That's great that it worked out for you to spend time with you friend.

    Again, great pictures.

  2. You were on a golf course and didn't GOLF???? What is this world coming to??? Seriously, gorgeous - absolutely GORGEOUS pictures!! Thank you soooo much for sharing your vacation with us!!