Marco Island, Florida - off the coast of Naples and about 90 miles west of Miami - is paradise. This island, four miles wide and six miles long, was purchased in the mid-1960's for $7 million. Today, this island is upscale, without appearing haughty. The beaches are pristine, the restaurants range from casual to gourmet, and the hotels cater to the whims of every guest.
I'll tell you all about our hotel, the Marriott, on another post - today we're about 2 hours north of Marco Island and we're anxious to get to our "regular beach", Longboat Key.
Here are a few pics from a morning walk on the beach in Marco Island - it was beautiful - briefly interrupted by some kid drama surrounding a soccer game, an early morning wake-up, and of course, some tears [up North about 1100 miles away]. But, with the push of a red button, we were back in Marco - soaking up the soul-lifting properties of the ocean.