between the rain and the sun and the clouds and the unpredictable breaks, we still headed out to dinner at the Turtle Club— a restaurant recommended ten times over by several Naples tourists/regulars alike.
a month ago i called on a whim for a reservation, as Open Table had them booked through May 9th, and lo & behold, we got a table for 8:15… that’d be right after the scheduled sunset (whomp whomp whomp).
however, always attempting to be the most seemingly optimistic crowd that we can be, we headed to the beach early hoping for a glimpse of the sunset before being seated for dinner.
at 7:45 we checked in with the hostess and found out our table was open early (!), right as the sun appeared for the first time all afternoon/evening (!!!).
we took our place at a table on the sand and marveled at the cotton candy colored skies.
between the salty air & the loving stranger friends taking pictures on pictures on pictures, we couldn’t help but soak in the beauty that is Florida (the chilled Chardonnay didn’t hurt either).
it was the perfect way to start off a very memorable evening.