Published: February 13th 2012February 13th 2012
We have enjoyed our 2 weeks here and have officially joined the senior crowd by learning to play shuffleboard and bocce ball. This RV resort is quite lovely with paved streets, which circle a man-made lake. There are lots of planned activities and we have enjoyed joining in, a new experience for us. The people are extremely friendly and laid back, so playing golf as a group was a lot of fun.
Today we decided to take advantage of some cooler weather and to explore Naples a bit. We went to "Tin City", and - well - it was a tin city, a crowded bunch of shops and restaurants along the harbor housed in a tin-roofed emporium that was once an oyster processing plant. Lindsay was hoping to score a loud Florida shirt, but when he found some, the $48 and $72 price tags changed his mind. Next we walked out on the public pier. You know you're a tourist if you're stopping to take pictures of every pelican and sea gull that happens your way.
We then drove down the main drag in the historic district - very pretty and bustling with high end shoppers and sidewalk cafes.
There wasn't a parking spot to be had, so we went on through and went instead to a restaurant a friend at the RV Resort had recommended, "Steamers", a New England seafood restaurant located in a strip mall. Lindsay's idiot's (oops, I mean fisherman's) platter of clams and oysters was outstanding, as were my grilled scallops and shrimp. We even have dinner covered tonight with a take-home quart of N. E. clam chowder. Ironic to be here in Florida feasting on New England fare. To be fair, we did go to Randy's Fish House last week and enjoyed the local yellowtail snapper, which was also very good.
Tomorrow is another day with more choices to be made -- aerobics, putting, bocce ball, or a swim in the pool, which by the way we haven't even been in. Until next time...
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