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Sep 15, 2013 - ANOTHER CEMETERY

I have about 150 caches out in the area and wanted to do something big with the caches and I have came up with a challenge for the people that love a challenge in geocaching. I shall bring all the different types of caches into one big caching series where you can solve puzzles, power runs, multi caches, night time caches and even earthcaches. Combine all the different caches and things to do over a four county area , I hope to have this working close to the winter season. I want the snowbirds to be able to have fun also , while they are...

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Apr 18, 2013 - kayaking in the morning

Out at the very western edge of Punta Gorda is the Ponce de Leon Park with a boat launch into the Peace River outlet to the Gulf. We put in there and traveled amongst the mangrove islands for the most part, away from the open water and wind. It was a nice paddle and we saw split-tail kites overhead, herons on our sides, and then crabs on the mangrove branches! If a crab has one pronounced claw and one little one, it is a fiddler crab, otherwise it is a tree crab. I got as close as I could to some crabs, but I couldn't tell which kind I was...

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Feb 15, 2013 - Birds in Punta Gorda

Chic and Marilyn are entertaining guests from their hometown this weekend (Kelly & Heidi & their 10 month old daughter Cammie) and I was invited to join them. This afternoon we went up to Ponce de Leon Park at the far west end of the city. Peace River Wildlife Refuge is in one corner of the park and is where people bring in injured birds, turtles, and native mammals to be cared for without euthanization, if possible. I have been here before and have pictures of the native birds in their cages, so I just walked through it, enjoying the work...

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Feb 13, 2013 - Prairie Creek

A group of Carefree Paddlepushers went on a kayaking trip a day early because the weather is supposed to be kind of bad tomorrow and there is a lot going on at the resort because of Valentine's Day. Outside of Punta Gorda is a road that goes past two creeks that flow into the Peace River. A couple of people went up Shell Creek but most of us went a mile further and put in at Prairie Creek. Shell Creek has the easiest put-in, dedicated to kayaks and canoes, but Prairie Creek has a hard put-in because there is a big drop-off just past the end...

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Jan 30, 2013 - Gulf View RV Resort

Staying two weeks in Punta Gorda on the west coast of Florida just north of Fort Myers. Super Bowl Party at Paul Bleekers house.We met Paul when we lived on the sailboat in San Leandro, CA. He and his wife, Marsha, had a boat a couple of slips down from us. We will be heading down into the Keys the day after the Super Bowl.

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Jan 4, 2013 - More Punta Gorda

1/4/13. Happy Birthday Abigail and Emily Rowe! The twins that I helped with 1 day a week are 2 years old today. Ron takes Tom and I to 2 farmers market. The first is a combination flea/market, fresh strawberries from Plant City, Yum. The 2nd market is downtown and more upscale. Fresh bread, cheeses, Asian veggies, etc. In the afternoon we take a Trolley Tour of Punta Gorda, a cool day. In the 1800's the town was named after Trabue, a man who owned large parcels of land, he fell out of favor and the name was changed to Punta Gorda (fat...

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Dec 31, 2012 - Strawberries, and then Friends

Today started out early heading to Plant City, the home of the famous Strawberry Shortcake. Then off to visit with Lou and Sandi and enjoyed a good lunch at the Stuart Store Grill and then finally out to dinner with Lew KC4US and Mariam and friends. Then after all of that we headed back to Sumner Oaks Campground in Bushnell, FL. All and all a long day.

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Dec 31, 2012 - Off to Punta Gorda, Florida

Monday we were off early to Punta Gorda, Fl, where we will stay with Lower Lake Rd. neighbors for 6 days. Judy Morehouse, formerly from LLRd. is just finishing a visit with Ron and Betty and will overlap by 1 day. Betty has us booked solid to see this area---well not quite but we have lots of places to see. New Years Eve ends by 9.

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Dec 16, 2012 - Christmas Boat Parade!

Chic and I went up to Punta Gorda and saw a beautiful sunset and about an hour later, a nice boat parade with rich people showing off their lights on their yachts, fishing boats, and sailing boats. We found great seats on the deck right in front of the restaurant/bar at the end of Fisherman's Village. It wasn't crowded and the boats came by right in front of us at the end of the parade! I had wanted to go to downtown Miami to see the boat parade there, but the traffic, parking, and maneuvering through all those people didn't appeal to me to...

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Jul 5, 2012 - Wooden limb ????

We went out Geocaching over the fourth of July and this container was found after we looked around the tree , down the tree, up the tree and in the tree. We did find the container after looking here and there and everywhere. People can come up with different things to blend in with the area. The container was a piece of a limb that was sawed off and had a pipe stuck in the end of the limb and a hole was drilled into the tree , so the limb could slide into the drilled hole and look like part of the tree. The pipe was hollow so they could...

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Jul 4, 2012 - GEOCACHING

We left the campground around 10 a.m. to drive over to Zolfo Spring which is about thirty miles from us for the start of the "CRACKER TRAIL". This trail ride begins at a site just east of Bradenton , Florida and ends in Fort pierce , florida. The week - long ride is approximately 110 miles long , riding an average of 15 miles each day for the cowboys of 1800's that herded 1000's of head of cattle to market. Every Feb people can ride horseback and wagons on the same trail as the early cowboys did in those days. Now most people love to ride...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Riverside Rv Resort

We left on Tues for a one hour trip up to our campground on the Peace River , we arrived to find a very nice campground with very nice people running the place. We wanted to get away from it all and this time of the year is the place to do that. They have winter people who fill up the place from top to bottom like from Nov into April. Then you have the summer people who love to be on the river fishing and floating down the river on a hot afternoon in July on a inner tube or house boat. We got the camper set up and got to talk with a few...

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