Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

A Sweet Reprieve

A lucky girl was I this past weekend.  My nephew got married . . . in Naples, Florida!  I went from this sunrise at O’Hare Airport (Chicago skyline 18 miles away in the background) on Friday morning . . .

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. . . to this sunset on a Naples beach Friday night.

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It was pretty chilly (sweater weather) when we arrived, but compared to the temperature we left behind I was not complaining one bit.  By the time we left on Sunday it felt like beach weather. 😮

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The wedding reception was held at The Naples Beach Hotel.  Before the reception we had hors d’oeuvres on the lawn, which was right next to the beach.  Yes, the view was amazing!  We had a view of the Gulf of Mexico during the indoor reception, too, but I must admit I didn’t notice; the reception was that much fun.  We stayed until the very end; all the guests that were still around sent the bride and groom off through a pathway of glittering sparklers.

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We didn’t spend much time in the hotel room, but this was the view we had.

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This was early Sunday morning on the beach; it was still cool.

We arrived back home on Sunday night.  Weather delayed our flight so I didn’t get to bed until after 1:00 am on Monday morning.  Yesterday was a day of recovering from all of the excitement,  and catching up on lost sleep.  (At my age, it takes extra time.)

Another week of holiday break with my college student, then everyone is back to work.

FYI, we’ve warmed up here in northern Illinois.  I got a brisk walk in yesterday, and will get another one in today.  The temperature is already above freezing and the sun is shining.  Yay!

Have a wonderful day, my friends. ❤