Monday, April 05, 2021

Florida Spring Break

With the girls on Spring Break and my wife and I feeling more comfortable with domestic travel, we decided to try a trip to Florida.  My wife and daughters flew in on Tuesday to pick up my Father-In-Law and I met them in Miami the next day.  The flights were uneventful with the FAA doing a good job of enforcing the mask mandate.

On Thursday we drove to Lowdermilk Park in Naples, Florida for some beach time and then on to our final destination, the Westin at Cape Coral, Florida.  The beach was amazing with clear water and calm waves.  It was not too crowded on Thursday.  The Westin is a nice resort, but certainly not the nicest Westin I have stayed at.  The boardwalk overlooking the marina is nice and there are a few dining options on site.  The town of Cape Coral seems really laid back.

With the unseasonably cool weather and fronts moving through, our excursions were scuttled.  I had plan on diving for fossilized megaladon teeth from Venice, Florida with Aristakat charters, but those trips were canceled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  We also wanted to visit Sanibel or Captiva Islands, but with the cooler weather, we decided to just drive back to Miami on Saturday.

The flight back on Easter Sunday was more crowded and certainly a longer flight.

It is still tough to travel and dine out.  We had seafood from Pinchers Crab Shack one night and carry out just isn't the same.

Overall it was still nice to spend time with family and decompress from the world of work.

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