On a recent visit to Melbourne, we had the opportunity to visit the Melbourne Christmas Lightfest. What a wonderful experience it was. There were a reported three million lights sprinkled over hundreds of displays Some of them moving and others that were static. An Annual Fundraiser The display at Wickham Park is held each year...
   This Thanksgiving we ventured to Tarpon Springs. It is the Grecian capitol of Florida and the Sponge Capital of the World.    As most people know, the restaurant world virtually closes to the public on Thanksgiving day. That's when the bulk of the American public gathers for family time and football. Dimitris Celebrates This year, the owners of...
We would like to take this opportunity to share some scenes from the Sarasota Farmers' Market. One of our favorite outdoor shopping experiences has been this exposition in Sarasota. It has been a great source of entertainment and goodies to take home. In fact, we have written about it in the past. This time, however, we thought we'd let you...
   Those wishing to spend a Saturday in Sarasota can have quite a bit of fun. We found a myriad of different things to see, do and experience. And, at relatively low prices.   Mrs Funmeister and myself recently packed up the wagon and headed out to the city by the Gulf for a bit of shopping and relaxation. The Farmer's...
  It had been nearly six decades since I had been to Weeki Wachee Springs to see the mermaids. So when we saw that they were having a special Christmas presentation that made up our minds for a return visit.   Those who follow us know we like to take the back roads when we head out. That generally means...
For some time we had heard about the legendary shelling at Sanibel Island but it was not until recently we packed up the Funmobile and headed out to see what the fuss was all about. Mrs. Funmeister had done the requisite due diligence and found us overnight accommodations at the Castaway Cottages so that we would have a place to...
  We  traveling along Bayshore Avenue in Sarasota and came upon "Unconditional Surrender."  It is virtually impossible to miss the 26-foot tall statue of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II.    Those who follow us know we love the fun and funky. So we had to learn more about this.    This version of "Unconditional...
   Matlacha, is a tiny hamlet just south of Fort Myers, Located on Pine Island, it is best known as a great fishing location. The the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor all meet in and around the tiny sound.    This pass is dotted with islands and bordered by bayous, bays and coves....
  During the winter months, a trip to Siesta Key can be a bit of a pricey affair. But in the off season, it can be a nice little trip. Especially if you don't mind being back from the beach a bit and traveling in for your Gulf Experience. Unless you have booked a beachside resort, condo or hotel room,...
A real vacation on the Space Coast can be had without breaking the bank and Cocoa Beach is a great place to start. Mrs. Funmeister and I like to find the unique, We've discovered a "well kept secret." It's The Beach Place Guest Houses. The place is tucked in just off Atlantic Avenue. It's a small complex of unique accommodations....
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