Last Thursday morning the significant other and I got up very early(3am kinda early) to catch a plane to Florida. It was a very early flight and we were two very groggy travelers that early in the AM. We were flying out of Atlantic City, something I’d never done before. Apparently it is a secret airport that not many know about judging by the small amount of weary travelers. Or perhaps traveling at 6 in the morning is the way to go whenever you are going to a destination via plane. Who knew?
It was a very chilly morning and rolling our suitecases from parking lot to terminal was a bit nippy and rushed. Checking in and getting through security was a breeze. We settled ourselves down for a bagel breakfast and a mimosa. Well, I had the mimosa and the siggy-other had a shot and bloody mary to ease his fear of flying. A large sum of money later and we were boarding, on our way to a much warmer climate.
I really enjoyed Fort Meyers, FL the first time I went about two years ago. This is where my significant other’s dad and stepmom reside in a cute little community. I was excited to visit this time especially right before the holiday crazy travel. Dad and stepmom were also glad to have us. Everyone wins!
We had very little time to recover from plane to plans and before we knew it Tuesday came and we were flying back home on a(thank goodness) slightly later in the morning flight back to 25 inches of snow covered New Jersey. We were lucky to have missed the blizzard by two days and unlucky to come back to it.
From botanical gardens to everglades, to drinks on a roof to quite, family oriented and prepared meals. We saw Avatar on a rainy Friday and took a boat ride to a bar with walls decorated in peoples’ dollar bills. I think this was a successful trip.
Now, after that introduction, I am going to give you a treat of some photos I took.
I hope you enjoyed these photographs! There are quite a few so I hope you didn’t get bored. There are alot more which will be debuting on my website. And no, that alligator shot was not taken with my telephoto lens, I really was only 4 feet away from him. The gators were very unthreatening if they were 5 ft or smaller. Those bigger guys are the ones you want to stay away from, but they pretty much stay away from you.
I miss Florida and I’ve only been home a bit over 24 hours….