Christmas Eve was spent on a gondola ride around the canals and waterways of Naples in Long Beach.
It was soooooo much fun.
|Checked in at the brown hut.|
|Lanterns for the evening rides.|
|Watched an earlier group take off.|
|Admired the sunset over Long Beach before we headed to our gondola.|
|Cozied up in the front of the boat covered with a blanket. Champagne on ice.|
|This house is worth 9.4 million dollars!|
|Spectacular lights and decorations.|
|Oh my.... this house wins for 'most illumination'.|
|Our 19-year old lifeguard/student/gondolier sang to us|
in Italian before heading back to the dock.
|Trees of light bobbed in the water.|
Whether you take a ride with your sweetie, go with your entire family or book a gondolier cruise for a group of friends, this is a fabulous way to relax and enjoy time on the water....especially during the holidays when you can enjoy all the lights.
Our gondolier, Mike, told us that Valentine's Day is their busiest time of year.