Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

After a fun night at my usually watering hole, The Alibi, I headed to Naples on Saturday morning. The drive over was fine, nothing too unusual.
Once in Naples, we checked into the hotel and were surprised at how trendy the place was. Dark blues and bright greens on the carpet and upholstered chair, the hallway carpet was very graphic. Now that a place to sleep was secured off to have lunch, with a stop at the beach. We ended up at a local place, Clock's Family Restaurant. The food was quite good, I had a burger with Tomato Florentine soup as a starter. Quite good. After a little hopping for flowers, we went over to a friend's house for martinis. They too were quite good.
On Sunday, we went to the Naples Zoo. Even though it is located next to the mall, it was quite
nice. Some interesting animals and some spectacular plants. A late lunch at a water front restaurant was next. I loved my fried fish, roommate not so much with his gumbo and jambalaya. I told him that he needs to stop ordering his favorites at places he has never eaten. It is usually not as good as he expects. A late afternoon stop on the beach was too sunny. With the sun setting it was sun in the sky and bouncing on the water, it lasted 5 minutes.
On Monday we did a short stop at the beach. There were VERY few waves and water was nice. Saw schools of small fish and also a jelly fish. As we were leaving a small school of stingrays swam by. On the way home we stopped at Everglades City and had lunch in the former train station. We were both amazed at the quality of the food. My guava coconut cakes was YUMMY. After that it was the drive home and back to the real world.