I came this week from my annual Naples trip for my mom’s birthday (Florida, not Italy). We had a great time — and the weather was PERFECT. This is what I left behind:

Cold, Snowy New York

 

And this is what was waiting for me:

Warm, Sunny Florida

 

Ahhhhhh…..

Mom took me to the Naples Botanical Garden where we saw a Zimsculpt exhibit…

and got up close to the butterflies …

Of course, a couple of beach trips were in order…

And we were lucky enough to see some Florida wildlife, including the Burrowing Owls (so cute!)…

Along with a variety of beach birds including an osprey who let us get quite close while enjoying a delicious (!)  fish lunch  …

We took some walks, had some great meals …

And of course, enjoyed some frosty beverages!

Frosty Beverage

 

I love my mom!

Mom & Me

 

Thanks to Mom and Torsten for a great vacation. And Happy Birthday!