See Naples (Florida) and die
On Monday we took a short road trip to Naples, stopping en route at the Isles of Capri, where some of these photos were taken. I’d bought this little white dress in the Banana Republic sale the night before, so naturally I had to wear it right away, and it proved nice and comfortable for the long car ride through the Everglades.
I have lots (and lots, and lots…) more photos to share from Naples, and from the rest of this trip in general, but for now I’m just concentrating on enjoying my last few days of Florida sunshine, and trying not to think too much about heading home.
I didn’t really have much time to think about this trip before we headed out here: honestly, the first six months of this year have been pretty rough, and by the time we got ready to leave, I was really starting to feel the effects of the stress I’d been under for such a long time, so it was hard to think about ANYTHING. It took a few days for me to totally relax, and once I did I realised it was the first time I’d felt REALLY relaxed since, oh, 2012, I reckon. Probably since my last vacation, now I come to think of it.
Not being one of those people who goes around talking about how “It’s good to go on holiday, but it’s even better to come back!” (Like I said in one of my earlier posts, I’d happily just stay here forever, thanks. Even IN the haunted rental home….), I’m absolutely dreading coming back home, needless to say, but I’m SO glad to have had this opportunity to relax and not think about anything more stressful than whether I have time for another quick dip in the pool before dinner. And hey: it’s not (quite) over yet – and there’s still the important matter of that stripey dress I found last night…