A quick recap of our trip to Naples, FL!

Remember that time I went to Florida? No? 

That’s because I never blogged about it! (So did it even happen?!)

I’m the worst at this. My life is going by in a complete blur.

(Sidenote: one of the reasons I love blogging is so that I have an outlet – besides journaling – to write about our adventures and experiences! Life goes by too fast and it’s nice to sit down and really process what we’ve been doing.)

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

I did mention the trip to Florida because I talked about how getting to and from there was… an experience (in this blog post).

But then I said I was going to write about the trip and I just kind of didn’t. Whoops.

HOWEVER, this procrastination ends today, because I am about to fill you in on our trip to Naples, Florida.

First of all, normally I would not take my girls all the way to the east coast for a vacation trip. Southern California is a quick trip without a timezone change, so that’s my preference. However, my dad was in Florida for a few months, so off we went to visit.

As I said previously, I could have done without the whole getting-there process. BUT we had a really good time.

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

The Good:

  • Watching my girls interact with their Grandpa (and his wife, “Grandma Mary”). They have an absolute blast together
  • Swimming with the girls in the pool at my dad’s rental house
  • Being at the beach / near the ocean
  • Spending time with Tim’s family, who live in Ft Myers. We rode a golf cart around the community and the girls read with his aunts and grandparents… it was so nice to catch up with everyone!
  • Bike riding to get coffee with Tim
  • Walking along to find lizards – such a fun toddler activity!
  • Visiting a the Everglades Wonder Gardens park where we were able to feed flamingos and all sorts of other animals. It was fun for the adults and kids! Family win!
  • Having a date night with Tim
  • Seeing a sunset on the beach near downtown Naples
  • And driving around downtown Naples… the houses are gorgeous!

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

I look forward to the day they cooperate with the idea of a family photo!

The Bad:

  • The weather. Did no one inform Florida that it’s supposed to be hot and sunny in March?! It was 60s and rainy — so basically it was the same weather as Seattle.
  • The flights. We ended up flying to Tampa (because of so many delays) and having to drive hours to my dad’s house at midnight. Soooo… not ideal.

I have such great memories of our trip and I only wish it had been a few days longer, and that Clara had been completely healthy! I also wish we could have spent more time at the beach, but it was so cold and windy we weren’t able to be there for long.

A recap on our trip to Naples, FL with our toddlers

There’s always next time, though!

Did you travel anywhere this spring?! How was it?!

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8 Responses to A quick recap of our trip to Naples, FL!

  1. Rachel Emily says:

    Such a bummer when you get to the beach and then can’t enjoy the beach! Crazy 2018 weather. I was kind of cracking up at the photos of you in a tank and Clara in a fleece jacket. That kind of sums up this spring, doesn’t it? Glad you guys were able to still have some fun and make good memories!

  2. I love the family pics and the photos of the girls playing together! I bet your families absolutely LOVED having you guys in Florida!!

  3. Your pictures look like you guys had the best time! I feel so bad for you and that weather though. Annoying. Also, that’s why I love blogging too!

  4. Oh MAN! Feeding the flamingos looks SO cool! I just got back yesterday from a trip to Punta Cana, and one of my favorite parts about the trip was watching the flamingos at the resort – getting to actually feed one from your hands sounds 100 times better than just watching them!

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