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Monday, April 2, 2012

Around the World in 30 Days -- Day Two

"Waiting for a Launch" MM Sikes
For Day Two in Around the World in 30 Days, the Passenger to Paradise has chosen Bonita Springs, FL for her exotic destination. This quaint location on the west coast of the state, located north of Marco Island between Naples and Fort Meyers, is more like old Florida beach life once was.

Once named Survey, Bonita Springs began to grow once construction of the Tamiami Trail began in 1915, connecting Tampa with Miami. The road is now the southernmost section of Rt. 41.(Last summer the Passenger to Paradise was photographed in front of a sign in northern Wisconsin denoting the beginning of Rt. 41.)
Alligators are often found along this route between Miami and Naples which is one lane each way and has no fencing to keep the wildlife out.

"A Little Bit of Jungle at Bonita Springs" MMSikes

The Passenger to Paradise enjoyed her visit to the Bonita Springs area because it is so different from the east coast beaches with which she is most familiar.

Do you enjoy cosmopolitan beach areas or something a little bit more rugged? Do you want a beach lost beneath a sea of umbrellas or a community with history?


Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I love love love your theme. I haven't met a place in Floriday that I didn't like and Bonita Springs is no different. Thank for the visit yesterday.

Monti said...

Thanks, Debra, for your comment. Florida has many beautiful places!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I've been through that area.

Monti said...

It's so different from the more beachy areas of Florida.

Chuck said...

I remember the Tamiami Trail from a family vacation back in the 60's. One year we went to Hollywood, FL for a week and the next year we took a Winnebago to Sanibel Island for a week. Two different experinces...I would have to say I liked the Sanibel week better.

Monti said...

Sanibel is a special place. Friends of our used to go there just to collect shells. Thanks for commenting!

Bob Sanchez said...

You've convinced me I want to go there, Monti.

Monti said...

Thanks, Bob!