|Pat, Pam and me|
|Pat and Pam (and Alfred???)|
We hit shoe stores and galleries and even a consignment store or two. (True Fashionistas on Vanderbilt is a real gem.) We ate well, although perhaps not the cuisine one might typically enjoy in Naples. Instead of a trendy place on 5th Avenue, we opted for more exotic cuisine -- an Indian place one night and the European Bakery Cafe the other. The Cafe (located on the corner of Central Avenue and 41) is a charming Polish restaurant run by a couple who came to the United States about 12 years ago. We loved the place the moment we stepped in the door with its mismatched furniture and piano sitting in the corner. The meal was great from start to finish.
Biking or no biking, we accomplished our mission -- having the chance to catch up in a leisurely fashion, talking about everything from books and movies to relationships and aging. As always, our time together was much too short. I'm already looking forward to next year's getaway.