Alright, here are our last photos from our trip! We had such an amazing time, and I cannot wait until next winter for another vacation with Mike!
You might remember when I posted a while back my favorite vacation planning tips. Well, this adventure was taken straight out of those. During our trip to Naples, Mike and I drove East, towards the Everglades, to Ave Maria [more about the town later] for an Orange Jeep Tour. It was fantastic!!! We basically sat in back of a ramped-up Jeep Wrangler and were guided around seeing wildlife, nature, and just the beauty of the area. Our tour guide was the man! The whole tour was almost 2 hours and the whole thing was 50% off with our Living Social deal!
bear marks on the trees
The tour was awesome, but the little manufactured town it was in? A little scary. Driving in, there was no one anywhere, and after about 5 minutes of driving on deserted [but obviously brand new] roads, we hit this HUGE cathedral. The whole town was actually thought up by Domino's founder, Tom Monaghan. The only real comparison I can think of to this town is The Truman Show. Has anyone else seen that movie? Oh, and there's a college on the campus. Even with that, everything just seemed slightly too quiet and put together.
I took this photo in the visitor's center [where the Jeep Tour started] just to show the magnitude of the cathedral compared to everything else. And doesn't it look like a space ship??? After the tour, we decided to go inside, where I took the bottom photo. Noon mass was about to start so I didn't take any more.
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