March 14-30 – Naples

Our final two-plus weeks in Naples were much the same as our first month and one-half at the resort … although many folks have left for home, some directly into some pretty lousy weather!

In addition to the daily continental breakfasts, Margareta Mondays, Meet-and-Greet Friday socials (where drinks and hors d’ouvres are on the house), biking, golf, Jazzercise, 4:00 PM Thursday Happy Hours at Carrabba’s with friends, a couple of themed dinner dances,

2014-03-22 - Dick and Debbie (a), Decades Dance, Naples Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FLtwo additional trips deep into the Everglades, with its unspoiled views and abundance of up-close-and-personal wildlife encounters.

Everglades 2 Everglades 1 Water Lilies, Naples, FL - 2014-03-15 Snowy Egret (a), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Rock Dove, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Night Heron, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Little Blue Heron, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Little Blue Heron 3 Green Heron (c), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Great Blue Heron (c), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Great Blue Heron (a), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Crow (b), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Anhinga Drying Off, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 ButterflyTurtle, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 [Unknown] Freshwater Fish, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Alligator (c), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Alligator (e), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26 Alligator Baby on Mother's Head (b), Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26

 and last, but not least,

Tattooed Arm, Shark River Valley, Shark River, FL - 2014-03-26A gorgeous full moon.

Full Moon from Naples Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FL - 2104-03-15and late afternoon views of the resort’s  fountain through our windshield.

Naples Motorcoach Resort Fountain Before Sunset (b), Naples, FL - 2104-03-19Meantime, I’ve gotten hooked on what is American’s fastest growing sport … Pickleball  (a racket sport in which two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a polymer perforated ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racket sports, the dimensions and layout of a Badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with a few modifications).

Tomorrow we begin our slow trek north, visiting friends and family along the way and hoping to stay clear of tornadoes, high winds and any sort of cold weather!

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