Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Vacation - New Year's Eve

After chilling out in the room for a little bit, Mommy and the boys went with Uncle Daniel and his crew out to Fort Myers Beach to watch the ball drop and see the fireworks. We left about 11pm. While it took us only 15 minutes to get to the beach, it took us another 20 to find a place to park on the island. We went way to the east and hiked back to the main area for all the festivities.

We were so amazed to see all of these lights in the sky and soon discovered that they were paper lanterns that people were letting go. They were beautiful!!!!

The Palm Tree Ball Drop.

The fireworks display was dazzling! They had blocked off a large section of the beach around the pier and set all the fireworks off from the pier. The show went on for a good 10 minutes or more. It was a great way to ring in the New Year!

Afterwards, the traffic jam was unreal. We realized it would be an hour's wait to get back over the main bridge to our hotel. So we decided to go south off the beach and island hop a bit before getting into Bonita Springs and then heading back up into Fort Myers. The kids were asleep five minutes down the road and the grownups made it safely back to the hotel by 1:30am.

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