Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Tropical Vacation Setting

A long, tropical weekend was just what the doctor ordered!  We spent a long weekend in Naples, Florida, at a beautiful resort with family, friends, and work acquaintances.  After the heat wave we've had  in Virginia, the lower 90's and lower humidity in Florida were quite pleasant! 
When we arrived at the hotel, we saw such beautiful foliage and flowers!

View from our 3rd floor room...

the canal...

the canal again.

Our room was a wonderful shade of green

and tropical accents.


A table set for a bride and groom!

And an inside table for a small wedding party!

One of our dinners was a buffet, with lots of delicacies! 
The sunsets over the gulf were so beautiful!

Maybe one day I'll be a snow bird, and fly down to spend my winters in the warmth of the sun!

I hope to be back playing with dishes next week.  Hope you enjoyed your mini visit to sunny Naples.  I  hope to go back someday!  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your kind comments.


  1. Looks beautiful and relaxing...

  2. I LOVE NAPLES!!! For 3 years now 4 of us women have gone down to stay a week at my girlfriends condo. It is so nice in the COLD of winter to escape to the warmth and relaxation of Naples! What resort were you in? It looks fabulous! So glad you had a good time!!!! XO, Pinky

  3. What a beautiful resort you stayed in, your room was so lovely with the canopy bed. Glad you had a wonderful time. xo,

  4. Beautiful post. Such a lovely resort. I now you have a wonderful time with family and friends. Hugs, Ginger

  5. Oh this is such a pretty place! That fountain is gorgeous! I think you need one too- don't you?? :) Your room was so attractively decorated! Looks like a lovely place to go! I found some new dishes! Stop me!! LOL...

  6. How pretty! We go to Sanibel in May and love it. Glad you had fun.

  7. I totally enjoyed my visit. I have never been there, and it looks wonderful.

  8. How nice that you could get away for a little break! I've heard wonderful things about Naples. Perhaps someday I'll get there. Thanks for giving me a sneak peek!

  9. So pretty! It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  10. It looks just wonderful! So relaxing!

  11. Gorgeous!!!! How jealous am I right now??!?!! :-) I'm glad you had a good time and that you were able to escape the oppressive heat for awhile. We all need that escape every so often. You chose just the right place!

  12. It's so relaxing to cool and breezy, fresh and calm next to that ocean. I used to live in Florida and the ocean breeze is all I really miss.......Oh the view of course which you captured soooo very well!!!
    Thanks for a little walk back in time.