Yesterday I set out to journal the amazing day of rest my wife and I enjoyed on Saturday, and instead the words flowed concerning the acquisition of my employer and the new “normal” my coworkers and I face. Well, given the turmoil the transition period put on my work plans, I was so looking forward to resting for a day, and finally got what I wanted last Saturday at the Ritz Carleton Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.
First, I’ll say that the Ritz has mastered serving their guests. Their response to every request is a cheerful “we can do that,” or “my pleasure!” They greet you upon each arrival and bid you well on each departure. The grounds are immaculate and the setting pristine. We were fortunate that the cost of our accommodations were covered, for the Ritz is very pricey. But, as a wise person once said, “you get what you pay for.”
As for our day of rest, I’ll allow a few photos to speak for me.
What does this have to do with patience? Sit, sometime, and watch a sunset. You’ll understand.
So how’s the weather? Depends on who you ask!
The Ritz offers an adult pool and a family pool. The adult pool was quiet, serene, and shaded. The family pool was abound with the laughter of children, playful, and sun-drenched. We chose the family pool.
Pool waitress says, “The Bloody Mary is calling!” She was right. Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL. February 2014.
The beauty of a palm against a deep blue sky has always made me smile.
The Ritz does a lot for children, including introducing new friends. Here, DeLisa gets to know their Bearded Dragon.
Enjoyed a cold Yuengling. One, because I like it and, two, because I enjoy saying “Yuengling”!
The phenomenon of the “relaxing feet” shot on social media seems a bit strange, but who am I to buck current trends?