Naples, FL – March 2012

My parents are snowbirds in Naples, FL, so I usually take a trip there every March to escape the Boston weather and visit with them.  Mornings and evenings are spent on the Lanai for relaxation.  I took the picture above of the sunrise one day, but the screen kind of ruined the picture. It looks cooler in person! Anyways, my time in Naples is mainly spent lounging on the beach at The Marco Island Marriot.  This is the perfect place to relax and order a Blackberry Lemonade with Vodka or some Fish Tacos from Quinn’s On The Beach.  I took this picture on St. Patrick’s day lounging on the beach.

My birthday is the day after St. Patrick’s Day, so I enjoyed a birthday mudslide from Quinn’s to celebrate.

If you can afford it, I highly suggest going to the spa at the Marco Island Marriot. They have great massage technicians and a nice spa atmosphere. There is an indoor/outdoor spa area. Inside has a sauna, jacuzzi, plunge pool, showers, bathrooms, and lockers. Outside has waiter service, two hot tubs, tables to eat at, lounge chairs, and a pool.

Another great activity around here is to pack up some food to go with winey pine (that’s wine) to watch the sunset by Naples Pier.  Make sure to get there early to find parking and get your area set up.

So gorgeous.

One of my new favorite restaurants in Naples is a Peruvian restaurant named Inca’s Kitchen .  I went with my parents and Kraig. We ordered  warm Scallops with melted parmesan cheese  for an appetizer.  I had the Pescado a lo Macho for my main meal. I can’t even fathom all the ingredients that are in the sauce, but it was delectable. I would recommend this dish to anyone that likes seafood.   Dessert was a super moist chocolate cake that did not disappoint.  One of my other favorite restaurants in Naples is actually a chain named Roys. I didn’t get to dine there on my last trip to Florida, but will definitely go back one day. Everything I’ve eaten at Roys is fresh and tasty. They have wonderful service too no matter what location I end up going to. We ate at Trucluck’s one night and ordered crab legs as an appetizer. Yum! Here are my parents enjoying themselves!!

Kraig and I had fun too and no we did not plan the matching pink! Sometimes on vacation I get this possessed look on my face. It happened on the Eiffel tower too.

The last day of our trip was spent at The Fiddler’s Creek Club & Spa Pool area because we had an afternoon flight to catch. I swear this pool area is like being at a tropical resort. It rocks!

See you in 2013 Naples!

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