Mine and Will’s relationship with Miami is….. complicated.
There are many things we love about this place. Our friends, the beach, the great community we now have around us, how easy it is to get around, the variety of culture, the art scene, our friends (did I mention friends already? we really love our friends)…
There are many things we hate about it too. How hot it is all year long (I think it’s hot 10 months out of the year), the lack of seasons (both Will and I really miss Fall), how flat the scenery is (it’s FLAT here!), how far Miami is from everything (if you drive for 5 hours, you are still in Florida and everything is still FLAT!)…
And just when we talk about moving out of state again (Raleigh, NC is still #1 choice), I have wonderful days like yesterday only to make things more complicated!
Lily and I had an amazing morning at the beach. It really couldn’t have been more amazing. (only Will there would have made it more amazing)
Lily was feeling much better by the time she woke up on saturday and since we had promised our friends we would pay them a visit, to Naples we went this weekend.
Despite me feeling completely run down, we had a great time on the west coast of Florida.
The best moment was watching the sun set on the ocean.
We went to the beach at around 7p.m., did some swimming, collected pretty shells (much prettier than the ones we get here in Miami) and then walked towards the Naples pier to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in a while.
Watching the sun set on the ocean reminded me of when I used to live in San Diego, CA. San Diego has the most beautiful sunsets.
My favorite thing to do when I lived there was to go sit on a cliff in La Jolla and watch the sun set on the ocean while listening to the waves crash on the cliffs. It always seemed like the most wonderful way to end the day.
It was a short trip, it seemed like a short weekend altogether but well worth it! We even saw a dolphin swimming around during the sunset. 🙂
Here are some wonderful moments from this weekend, including the beautiful sunset. Lily wears a hat by Patagonia and pajamas by Old Navy.