|photography by david kracht from here|
As for my little family - they loved it. We did Disney - more observations on that in another post but suffice to say - I enjoyed it more than I ever, ever thought I would. Genuinely, even for the well-travelled, well-heeled, it offers something different. Seeing my nine year old son's face in response to the magic of Disney is all time high. We did the Everglades - I got closer to alligators than I ever needed to - biking, kayaking in Mangroves, speed-boating to white powder beaches. We stayed in Naples - again more to write on that place - and I found not only the street I want to live in, but the white clap-board, mint-shuttered, palm-surrounded house I want to live in. Perfection.
And finally we stayed on the beach; different altogether - big hotel, much more main-stream, but still an experience.
I am returned to that vicious jet lag that leaves you feeling like a deep sea diver...slow motioned.
Of course after all of that loveliness, coming back to our building site farmhouse was a shock and we have been without hot water for FOUR days!!! Plus no power for one. It's back on now but honestly - cold showers were the order of the day. A rude awakening and has accounted for my slightly longer absence from the blog!
So - hi, hello, nice to be back... :-)