Monday, August 09, 2004

Florida Day 6

Sharon got up and did a Yoga Class at the hotel. After she got back, I ran a hard 4.10 miles on the treadmill. We packed up, had room service and checked out of the hotel.

We spent the morning at the The Salvador Dali Museum. This museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of Dali's work in the world, spanning the years from 1914 to 1970. While Dali is not Sharon's "cup of tea," I was amazed at the diversity that of his work; it was interesting to see how his style changed over the course of his 55 plus year career.

Monday night is the only other night that we originally did not have a hotel reservation. Checking the web on Sunday night, I found a "cheap" room at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida. This is just about where we wanted to stop for the night before heading to Key Largo and Key West. It took us about two and a half hours to drive south from St. Petersburg to Naples.

We were very pleased with the room. It has a view of the hotel courtyard and fountain and beyond that the Gulf of Mexico.

After checking in, we wandered around exploring the hotel and walked on the beach. Jack wanted to go to the pool so we headed there. Jack spent about two hours playing in the pool, while we enjoyed a couple of cocktails.

We headed back to the room to enjoy the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico and get ready for dinner. Sharon had arranged for a babysitter. She and I went to dinner at the The Grill and walked on the beach after dinner.

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