Wow, are there ever a lot of people in Florida. And when you have a lot of people, you have a lot of cars. And when you have a lot of cars, you have a lot of crazy drivers and traffic nightmares. We really enjoy going for drives and checking things out, but lately in Florida all of the traffic has just been getting to be too much. Add in what Scott sarcastically calls “perfectly timed lights” (the ones that turn red each time you approach them) and you have a recipe for frustration and the need for an ibuprofen or two. Maybe we’re getting too old for this kind of nonsense. I’m starting to feel nostalgic for our time in North Dakota where the roads are much quieter.
One of the days that we were at Collier-Seminole State Park, we decided to explore the Naples area. The traffic wasn’t great, but it wasn’t all that bad considering and we managed to find a parking spot easy-peasy near the city docks. This part of our outing was great. Lots and lots of boats to look at. Naples has a really nice bay – one of those places we would love to get back to on our next sailboat. We went for a walk around town, looked at all of the chi-chi houses, cafes and shops and then headed back to the car.
We had grand plans to check our Sanibel Island and Cape Coral. The traffic had other plans for us. After sitting in traffic jam after traffic jam, we gave up and headed back to the campground after making our usual stop at Walmart to get groceries. Where there were too many people and too many shopping carts and traffic jams in the aisles. Oh well, at least we got to see the boats of Naples.
We got tired of all of the traffic in Naples on 10 February 2015.
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