In our ongoing effort to enjoy minor league baseball here in Florida, we took an evening out to indulge ourselves with a trip to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland to see the Lakeland Flying Tigers.   Because of a rainout the previous night, this turned out to be a double-header against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (another great baseball nickname)...
  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...
   While traveling through scenic Hardee County we came across a roadside sign announcing "The Bee Barn."  Intrigued, we decided to make a visit and found a true hidden gem. The sharp-eyed Mrs. Funmeister, who also serves as the navagatrix for our trips spotted the small roadside sign.   "That looks like a fun place," she opined. I agreed and...
August is Motor Sports Awareness Month and the Sebring International Raceway already is celebrating. The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has been voted the best motorsports event in North America. That designation comes from fans voting in the USA Today's '10best' poll. It is a month-long election that pits...
  If you are looking for an evening of good family entertainment, a trip to Kissemme to see a Florida Fire Frogs baseball game would be difficult to top.   The team competes in the Florida State League. They are the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and are holding their inaugural season at Osceola County Stadium.   Like...
Recently we took a litte trip to the area of Venice and Nokomis. Never having been there before, we were surprised and delighted. There's a great variety of things to see and do, as well as a wide array of great places to dine. It all started out...
  While traveling along Bayshore Avenue in Sarasota, it is virtually impossible to miss the 26-foot tall statue of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II. Entitled "Unconditional Surrender" it is one of a series of such pieces done by J. Seward Johnson II.    As Americana - it is a true Florida Fun Travel...
  Casting about for a destination point on a Friday night we came upon the announcement of Dulcimers at Central Park in Winter Haven.   " Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening with this unique Hammered Dulcimer band as well as demonstrations from the Wildwood Dulcimers, mountain dulcimer trio." It read. Intrigued, we set out to see...
Two Florida State Parks have been listed among the best in the nation on Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beach List for 2019. Grayton Beach State Park is ranked at number three while Caladesi Island State Park has been set at number seven. Both are Florida State Parks. Both also...
Heading home from an adventure in Fort Myers Beach, we stopped in for a German cuisine experience on the strength of TripAdvisor reviews and we were delighted. Sandra's is German owned and operated and proud to serve Authentic German & European Cuisine. Owners tout their high quality...

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