Hello from Naples! Living in Naples for us is a dream come true. To say we love it here is an understatement! I’ve recently seen some comments and questions on-line about life in Naples for young families. Some perceive Naples as strictly an old retirement community with no nightlife, no young people and lacking the necessary facilities and infrastructure for kids and their parents…sort of “old rich people’s” place. Since Jeff and Nicola have moved
Hello from Naples! We had such a good time at the Breakout Escape Room in Bonita Springs that the whole family wanted to try it again during the Christmas holidays. Eight of us ventured to Marco Island to try a new venue…Xtreme Escape! There are three rooms to choose from…we picked Cell Block M. The backstory here is that you have served 7 years of a life sentence for a murder you did not commit.
Hello from Naples! Jeff and Fred took Riley and Natalie to “Breakout Escape Room”…a unique experience in Bonita Springs. They had 60 minutes to escape from a locked room using their combined brainpower to find the clues that allowed them to locate the key to the door. There are five rooms to choose from and you can play with 2 to 6 people in a room. The rooms all have different themes. They selected to
Hello from Naples! We crossed another item off the bucket list in September. We had often thought of seeing a University of Florida football game live and in-person. The stadium is on the Florida campus in Gainesville and is affectionately known as “The Swamp”. Nicola, Jeff, Natalie, Riley, Rae and Fred all drove up to Gainesville on Saturday morning to see the UMass vs. Florida football game. Since Jeff graduated from UMass the game had
Hello from Naples! In August, we finally did something we’d been thinking about for a long time. We boarded the Murder Mystery Dinner train! The whole family was aboard…except Judge David Sherrill who was busy back in North Carolina. We had two tables across the aisle from each other on a vintage passenger car, which boarded at Colonial Station in Ft Myers. From there we traveled about 20 miles north to an area known as
Hello from Naples! This month, Natalie & Riley Wakelin (Jeff & Nicola’s Daughters) will be performing at the Sugen Theater with “KidzAct”, the youth group of The Naples Players. KidzAct was formed in 2002 to provide 4 to 18 year olds with classes to develop performance skills and to provide opportunities to perform on stage. They will be performing “Emma… A Pop Musical”. “Be My Baby”, “How Will I Know?”, “Girls Just Want to Have
Hello from Naples! Last month I wrote about what Naples is like for young families. I hope I conveyed the sense that Naples is not a place for only the rich and famous. We do have our share of celebrities who have made Naples their second (or third) home for at least parts of the year. Here is a partial list: Judge Judy Sheindlin – Famous television judge owns a high rise penthouse in Pelican
Hello from Naples! Living in Naples is a dream come true for us. To say we love it here is an understatement! We’ve recently seen some comments and questions on-line about life in Naples for young families. Naples is perceived, by some, as strictly an old retirement community with no night life, few young people and lacking the facilities and infrastructure needed for kids and their parents. Naples has been perceived as a sort of