But are the tourists to blame?
As much as we’d like to blame everything on them,
Turns out this could be a town planner problem instead.
What we call Naples is actually on the same scale of the county I grew up in. Of course the geographic concept of Naples has grown over the same time span. I wasn’t born in Naples, but on the very same day I was born up in Maryland the house that I currently live in now was outside the edge of Naples in a place they previously called the swamp.
Fast forward forty years, that same exact spot is in the middle of town.
Later I would move up to Cape Cod.
In order to get to work each day I had to drive through a couple towns plus drive a pretty good stint on Route 6. Total drive time was twenty five minutes ... sometimes more.
|Getting out into the country can be a long drive in Naples, Florida.|
Not in Harford County, Maryland where it's usually right around the bend.
With the same drive time on the Naples map I still haven’t left town.
Okay, I’ll admit, it’s more fun to blame it on the tourists!