We were headed for Made in the Shade Ice Cream and discovered an Englewood restaurant that's is a whole lot of fun. The Country Hound Cafe. It's a mom & pop operation that's as good as any and better than most. Tucked in the corner of the Palm...
In our many visits to Sarasota we had driven by the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy. But we never had stopped in to see it. When we did, we found it was fun at its best. When you look up the word eclectic, this is the picture they would show you.
Heading home from an adventure in Fort Myers Beach, we stopped at Sandra's in Punta Gorda. It was a German cuisine experience not to be missed. . Sandra's is German owned and operated, They serve authentic German & European Cuisine and are prod of it. The owners tout...
Recently we had a chance to get back to Siesta Key. In the past it was voted America's #1 Beach. There, we enjoyed our second stay at a little retro place called Captiva. It's one of a group of lodging facilities on Sara Sea Circle, The facility has...
Anyone who follows us, knows we have stayed in many hotel rooms, but recently we had the opportunity to enjoy a condo vacation - at beautiful Anna Maria Island no less. Sandy Hampton contacted us and offered to let us try her condo at the Bradenton Beach Club. Unit...
We have visited quite a few places and found a technique that has proved to be both fun and useful. That's the notion of staying off site. There have been times that we have wanted to go to a festival or visit a point of interest and found that the lodgings in the area...
We have several go-to places when we want to dine in Sarasota. One place we always know we can get a great lunch is at Newk's Eatery. Nestled in University Park - it's one of only three in the Sunshine State. The others are in Clearwater and Palm Beach Gardens respectively.
Like the title says - you know citrus season is here when the oranges arrive at Maxwell Groves. In the sleepy little hamlet of Avon Park sits a small packing house known as Maxwell Groves. It is one of the hidden gems of Central Florida and one of the...
   Perched along US 27 in the small central Florida community of Dundee, Davidson of Dundee is a wonderful attraction with great citrus candy. It also is a tasty throwback to the roadside stops of the Sunshine State in the 1950s and 60s. It is a simple layout, a single floor with rows and rows of candies, jams and...
For better than a decade, Polk County's 39-Mile Yard Sale has been a great attraction for bargain hunters and pickers from all over. It stretches from Haines City to Frostproof each year with dozens of yard sales, garage sales and rummage sales dotting the route. We usually try to...

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