As I stood on the dock of the bay at the Gondola Getaway last night,  I was like a fly on the wall watching my world in action.  As I was helping load a fleet cruise of 42 onto the Gondolas that had just arrived by a Big Red Bus double-decker waterfront light tour, another Double Decker pulled into one of our favorite bus stops, right on the beach.  The bus rested as the musician on board sang Christmas carols to the passengers as they gazed across the inky still bay at the lights of the homes on Naples Islands and the Gondolas as they glided across the bay.  I planned on heading out to check on some other parts of the businesses but could not pull myself away from the moment, the hour, the evening on the bay.  The fleet cruise was back in an hour with a full set up of Hot Chocolate and Cookies on the dock.  After an hour with Andretti and Suave the Gondoliers,  they were in the Holiday spirit, singing, dancing and then loading onto the Double Decker with Tyson the kilted conductor for one last view of the enchanting” lit up” Bay.  All in all, between Cable Car, Double Decker Busses and Gondolas, we moved over 600 people through and around this Waterfront I call home, Alamitos Bay and Naples Islands.  There is not another place in the world where this experience can be had with all this beauty and unique transportation.  Gondolas, Puparin, Sandoli, Caorlina’s, Double Deckers, Cable car, all within arms reach right here in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Dead calm, moon lit, lights Galore and a Southern California Christmas “Crisp” in the air.  Guess what?  I and 600 other lucky people get to do it again tonight and every night until the new year!
Buon Natale
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