Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Marco Island, Florida

On Saturday we headed to the airport and cruised down to Fort Myers, Florida for Kevin's 40th birthday trip!  He didn't know where we were going until the night before when I started giving him clues.  The next morning he figured out we were specifically going to Marco Island which is close to Naples.

We had lunch at CJs by the Bay when we first got there!

And stared at amazing boats.

We tooled around then found our hotel.  We used some Hilton points I had been saving for awhile. It was right on the beach so was perfect for a few nights.

We went down to the beach and just hung until the sun set around 6.  Then we went in and got ready for dinner.

Dinner was at Verdis and the food and our waiter was good.  We had a not so great table for calling ahead for reservations a couple weeks ahead of time.  We told the snobby owner who could have cared less.  I had even told them it was Kevin's birthday.  Oh well, we still had fun.  Kevin had the sea bass and I had grouper.

After dinner.

Sunday AM at the resort pool. 

We headed out for a private fishing trip!  We were going to go offshore but the captain said they weren't catching anything.  Instead we went to the backwater and caught a bunch of sheepheads and snappers.

Kevin catching his first with Captain Steve.

This is Joe Biden's brothers dock and house.  The captain said he likes fishing there because it ticks Biden's brother off.  One time he came out and yelled at him haha.  We were happy to fish under his dock. ;)

The Dolphins were having a field day in our wake.

I could live on a boat. Most days I prefer a boat over a car or house.

We ended up going here for lunch after we got off the boat.  The Snook Inn.  Ended up being our favorite place.  Just a cool spot on the water, off the beaten path, not on Yelp or any of that and the best grouper sandwich.

The captain told us about it. 

Back at the Hilton, view from our room.

Back on the beach for the afternoon until the sun set.  

It was stunning.

We got cleaned up and went to a late dinner at Marco Prime which was probably one of our favorite meals we've ever had.  It was just a cool atmosphere. We had drinks at the outdoor bar then ate inside.  

Breakfast yesterday was at a local spot Doreen's Cup of Joe. This crunchy French toast - I wish I could have shipped some to my mom.  She would have loved it.  We stopped by the local insurance agent for the company Kevin works for and said hey after breakfast.  That was cool.  Happened to be the same day their numbers came out from their 2014 performance.  

We went to Naples and walked around some shops for awhile.  Eventually we headed back to Marco and I fell asleep for an hour.  We ended up going to a 3pm lunch back at the Snook Inn and this guy was playing music. Check out his hair!!  It almost touches the ground.

We decided to catch up on work emails from the day and chill until 7 or so when we walked to get ice cream for dinner.  Isn't that the best dinner sometimes?!

Today we are back in Charlotte and today is his actual birthday.  We are excited to get lil Mills from camp and know he will be extra handsome after his girl Elisa grooms him and his Spaw bath! ;)  We also have fun plans tonight to keep the celebration going!  Cheers to my Kevin!  Love you!


  1. I'm so jealous of your trip. It looks like y'all had a wonderful time!

  2. Love your recap! My husband's family has always had a home at Hideaway in Marco and it's quickly become one of my favorite places to escape to-- you can walk out of their front door are be on the beach in a minute, and I think it's the only vacation that I've been on where I just full-on relaxed and enjoyed doing absolutely nothing! And the Snook Inn is always a must-stop for us-- such a fun time :)

  3. What a great getaway - it looked like it was good for the soul- sunshine, water, good food, sandy beaches, naps.....does it get better (besides indulging in wine??? ;)

  4. What an awesome trip!! Seriously perfection. Y'all look great and so happy! :)

  5. Heaven! Looks like a great, relaxing bday weekend.

  6. ahhh, SO nice & relaxing! LOVE that blue/pink dress on you!! You look gorgeous!

  7. What a great trip! Happy birthday Kevin!!!

  8. Happy Birthday Kevin! Looks like a wonderful trip...have to love those tucked away gems as far as food goes : )

  9. Loving your pics!! Makes me want to go home! Looks like y'all are having a blast. Happy birthday to Kevin!!

  10. great pics of an awesome trip! do you use your iphone for pics?

  11. I'm so jealous, a beach vacation sounds amazing! Looks like you had a ball.

  12. The gulf coast of Florida is one of my favorite places ever. I'm headed to Sanibel in a few weeks, and can't wait to see some of those sunsets that seem to be that much better there. Looks like y'all had a great trip!

  13. ughh it's freezing here and I have a cold - I need to go somewhere warm asap!