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May 29, 2014 - Caloosa Winnies Meeting in Punta Gorda

Caloosa Outing Our second Caloosa outing proved to be even more fun than the first. This was the annual Kentucky Derby outing and held at the Alligator RV Park, which happens be to the home for our work camper friends Jim and Carol Higgins, who we got to spend a little time with before they headed north for the summer. Each of the Caloosa Winnie gatherings seems to have some sort of a theme, this one was the Kentucky Derby. Each evening is started with happy hour, which is as it should be, followed by going out to eat (oh yea), a pot luck...

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Apr 24, 2014 - Last Paddle of the Season

Five of us went to Prairie Creek on this fine day for my last kayaking adventure with the Carefree Paddlepushers this season. I had Mare's kayak along with mine - both are Hurricanes and 11.5 feet long, but hers is red. We didn't see any alligators but we did see turtles! The spider lilies were fantastic! Ice cream in Punta Gorda afterwards was quite the treat!

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Apr 20, 2014 - Punta Gorda and Easter

From our Caloosa Cottage in Alva, FL ... Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 We had a very nice Easter here. We set our alarms early to get up attend the Sunrise Service down by the river here in Oak Park. The people here put on a very nice program. The men's choir sang several songs, another guy preached a very good message, while another lady read scriptures from the Easter story. Instead of setting up 200 chairs down by the river, everyone rides their golf carts down and just sits in the cart for the service. Later in the day we attended the...

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Mar 9, 2014 - Pepper Ranch Preserve

We went over to KFC for our Sunday afternoon meal of chicken and then after that nice meal we needed to take a walk. So we went over to Pepper Ranch Preserve near Immokalee , Florida, this was a cattle ranch back over the last 100 years or so. The county of Collier had gotten the ranch to make into a preserve with walking trails and a 10 site campground with restrooms and shower. No elect for camping for us people that love the out of the way places to camp and have fun on the trails. We also wanted to go to the walking trails because they...

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GEOCACHING 2014

Mar 2, 2014 - GRIFFIN PRESERVE

Norma and I had went up to the Griffin preserve two weekends ago and did the first 15 caches down the trail from the east to the west. Today is Sunday and we went up to KFC for our afternoon meal of chicken and the stuff that is with the meal. After eating we headed over to the west end of the trail to do the rest of the caches on the Griffin Preserve Trail. We arrived at the begining of the trail to find a canal with a big gator and a few babies in the green canal water. By the time Norma got the camera from the car the BIG MOM gator had...

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GEOCACHING 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - Rv Griffin Reserve Or Preserve ?????

A reserve or preserve is the same thing, they are just interchangeable words to be used when ever you like!!! Norma and I went up to the preserve to take a walk on the wild side of town, get out into the woods and see strange things that you dont see at home. We went Geocaching and trail walking on Sunday afternoon at RV Griffin Preserve that has over 22 miles of trails for walking by people and people that want to ride their horses. We walked the part of the trail that has geocache containers placed near the trail. We were walking in the...

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GEOCACHING 2014

Feb 2, 2014 - On the west coast!

We have made it to our destination in Venice, FL! We are staying at Rambler's Rest RV Resort for the month of February. I will report on the resort soon, but for now, here is our trip across central Florida and today's exploration of Punta Gorda. Our trip across the state was quick and easy. We had a bit of fog in the morning and the skies were cloudy as the fog lifted, but it was good weather for traveling. We saw acres and acres of orange groves! The land is so flat that it seems as if you can see forever and forever included millions of...

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Jan 5, 2014 - Punta Gorda, Florida

Days 304 - 307 of The Big Trip January 2 Our drive, on this day, from Miami to Punta Gorda, was actually longer than we had originally planned - about 170 miles. The original plan was to stop in Naples, but Punta Gorda was actually a better location to do the things we wanted to do. Leaving our campground near Miami, we went west on the Tamiami Trail, across Alligator Alley. I saw only one alligator, but a multitude of birds kept us busy looking at wildlife. The bird book was constantly at my side. Even with that, there were several I...

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Dec 28, 2013 - Coushaine's Family Christmas 2013

Hello Everyone, Well, today ends a GREAT week of fun down here in Florida! All our children flew down to spend the Christmas holiday with us and my parents in Punta Gorda, and we were busy every day! We spent a couple days visiting Downtown Disney and the Magic Kingdom which was a first for a couple of the kids. We also took a ride down the Peace River on the Nav-A-Gator and were able to see multiple alligators and birds. Multiple hours were spent playing Frisbee golf and then Miniature golf. For Frisbee golf, it was everyone against me,...

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Dec 5, 2013 - Shell Creek

Joan couldn't lead a group of kayakers out today and I didn't want to be a leader, so I thought it wasn't going to happen. But then I heard that the "special" group of kayakers were going out and I got myself invited! I know how to be quiet and not scare off the wildlife and I proved it on this trip. We saw many turtles and I remember saying that this was probably the reason they named it shell creek! We also saw a couple of alligators, but I didn't have my camera ready for them. So, enjoy the turtle pictures!

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Nov 17, 2013 - Muscle Car City at Punta Gorda

We've moved up the line staying at Waters Edge RV Resort in Punta Gorda. We thought it would be a good place to stay for a few days as we want to explore Fort Myers to the south and pick up our mail in Venice to the north. The RV park turned out to be nice with RV lots surrounding the little lake. We're away from any highways so it's very quiet at night. The weather hasn't totally cooperated - the cold front that swept the nation finally made it to south Florida so we've had some wind and clouds but not a lot of rain. Looking at Trip...

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Nov 7, 2013 - Punta Gorda, FL - home, safe & sound

Hello Everyone, Well, after a quick 6000 mile start to our trip, we finally landed safe & sound at our house in Punta Gorda, FL. We plan on resting up for a week before we head further south to Key West and more adventures. While in Punta Gorda, we have settled into a nice routine of sleeping in, afternoon swims in the pool, and a few rounds of Frisbee Golf at one of the local courses! Every day has been beautifully sunny, temps around 85, and perfect for eating outside beside the pool in the lani...who knew retirement was this...

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