Sunday, October 23, 2011

Marco Island!

Hey guys, sorry it's been quite a few days.. you see, my friend, Adam, called last minute and asked if I wanted to join him on a car ride to Marco Island, Florida to move his fathers boat off the lift cause he sold it to another man. Of course, I said! Who wants to pass that up!
 So on we left Wednesday morning around six thirty, drove 8 1/2 hours, and finally ended up on the Island. When we got there, it had just rained, and it looked like a hurricane came through. It was windy, and puddles were everywhere. But I didn't care, the first thing we did, was unpack the car, and ventured off, he showed me around his fathers condo. As soon as I saw the pool and hot tub, that was the first thing I wanted to do, so we grabbed some drinks, and headed out to the pool. That night we ate at a really good place, we both got Tuna Salads, then we went out for Coffee at Starbucks.
Then next day, we spent all day dealing with his fathers boat. We took the cover off, which took nearly an hour, put the battery and gas in the boat, and took it off the lift. As we backed the boat up, Adam couldn't turn it! Oh shit, where did the power steering go!?.. Yeah, we sat out on the river like a floating Duck. Thankfully the current pushed us back into the lift. So we were safe. We called a few people to come help us, thankfully the guy that bought the lift from Adams dad, came to help us. We ended up tying our boat to his and he pulled us to the Marina which wasn't far away.. ha ha, it wasn't all perfect though. Let's just say both boats went into columns and got scraped up!
After all that boat mess, we took it to storage, put the cover on, and headed to Publix. After we got some food, we headed for the beach. Ate our Sushi and Cheese, tanned, then went back to the Condo. Adam said there was a shell beach, so we got that kayak, put it in the water and headed over to the beach for a while. We found some amazing shells! Beautiful!
After we got back onto dry land, Adam suggested we go get drinks at this place called Stilts, so that's what we did. We didn't have much time to watch the sun set, but it was still nice. After drinks, we went to Snook Inn, got amazing food. On the way back to the condo, Adam pulled up to the dock, and showed me all the Snook that were everywhere! There had to be at least six or more every time you looked down!
After that, we went back to the condo, got a good nights sleep.
The next day, we drove back home. And we ended up going to Hooters in Jacksonville, it was my first time every going, and I do have to say it was good.
I had such a great time, I went with such a great friend!
 I'm so glad he invited down to his Condo.
 Thanks Addie for everything!


Jamie said...

Oh my gosh that's gorgeous! I'll dream of your photos tonight and hopefully wake up well-rested!

Collette Osuna said...

I am in love with all of your pics....makes me want to leave cold Michigan in a bad way, both are so cute...looks like a fab time:)

Win a FAB frock from Shabby Apple!!

Steph said...

What a fun trip! The scenery looks gorgeous! Usually those spontaneous adventures are the best!
Glad you're back to blogging :)
xo Steph

Kristin said...

Your vacation looks amazing! Pictures are beautiful :)

Islandia Lane said...

ah love Marco Island! It's been so long since I've been there and great photo re-cap. love how you write over the photo. Couple of those shots could totally be tourist postcards.