Alligator Pie In Naples Florida

DSC_0148Alligator pie, alligator pie,

If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.

Give away the green grass, give away the sky,

But don’t give away my alligator pie.

My guest writer Joan Weller uses this poem by Dennis Lee in her kindergarten class in Ontario Canada.  Please enjoy Joan’s memories of her great vacations in Naples Florida.


I’ve been visiting with my elementary school friend Chris and her husband Mike annually for years in Naples Florida.  Sometimes I come on my own and, at other times, I invite one of my two daughters to accompany me.

January 2012 was my 16 year old Laura’s first visit.  Laura is a budding photographer and was quickly taken in as Mike’s camera companion.  There are fabulous opportunities for photographers in this beautiful area.

A Trip To The Everglades!

For Laura’s first visit to Southwest Florida, a trip to the Everglades “with camera” was on our Must Do List.DSC_0142

“There’s a prize for the one to see the first gator!”… and the gator sighting contest was on!

You guessed it.  Once we turned onto the section of I-75 called Alligator Alley, Laura was the first to spot one of many alligators.

This year we returned to Alligator Alley.  Laura was again the first one to spot the ominous reptile.  She stopped counting at 100.  There are a lot of alligators here!

“Hey!  I never got my prize from last year’s contest!”  Laura protested.

We all know that the most valuable “take home prize” will not be a congratulatory item.  It is the many fond memories of this beautiful place and the heart strings strengthened between friends.

However, this doesn’t always cut it when you’re 16.  Some shopping money was in order!DSC_0042

Or how about some gator wrestling?!

Thank you Joan Weller for your wonderful guest post.  We all really enjoyed our trip to the Everglades and the alligator watching!

Call me at 239-601-3174 or email me if you would like more information on gator watching in the Everglades.

Remember, it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine and gator watching!






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