Thursday, November 24, 2016

Naples, Florida for Thanksgiving, November 23 and 24,2016

Yesterday, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, proved to be a busy day for us as we were going to travel south to Naples, Florida in the motorhome for a long weekend.  Before leaving home I had an appointment to have my annual mammogram at 11am.  We packed up the Jeep with food, clothes and other stuff and then we went off stopping at the imaging center for my test.  PDQ restaurant, a fast food chicken place, was the next stop for a quick lunch and then off to the storage lot for the motor home.  By 12:20pm we were on the road going further south.  Most of our travels were on I-75.  We had reservations at Naples Motorcoach Resort and arrived there at 4:45pm, 265 miles.  After getting  checked in and set up we went to a little diner close by,  Amigos.  Good Mexican food and very busy.
Today, Thanksgiving, after taking a morning stroll about the campground, or I should say resort, we drove to the historical area of Naples.  Homes in this area are beautiful, big homes with a Spanish or Mediterranean style,  millions of dollars here.
 There were some nice shopping areas but most everything was closed except for some restaurants.  We did walk around the commercial area looking for a place for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Molto, an Italian restaurant, caught our attention and we were not disappointed.  Staff all spoke with  strong Italian accent.  We started with a shared antipasto of true Italian meats and cheeses, then we each had a pasta dish  with a very meaty sauce and finally, shared a tiramisu for dessert.  Scrumptious!
A word about Naples Motorcoach Resort- this is truly a resort.  The sites all have concrete pads,  streets are lined with royal palms, at least 2 swimming pools and hot tubs.  This is a gated resort that a site can be purchased although there looks as if there are many sites not sold.  We are not buying or care to discuss buying.  A special offer of staying for 4 nights and then receiving 2 nights free attracted us.