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Travel Florida: The End of My Stay

Time to secure our lodgings and go home to Kentucky for the summer, although I always hate to leave Pine Island. I will have to admit I can see why some people leave by April 30. It’s pretty hot here

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Travel Florida: An Ordinary Life

Last night, we went to eat dinner at a new place (for us). The Old Island Seafood Market. A working seafood market that is also a restaurant. You can see the pictures above. It is in Matlacha, Florida, the island

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Travel Florida: Food, Fun, and Friends

It’s been a week or so since my last installment of “Travel Florida.” I think that’s been because we’ve just been living the life here on this island in the sun. We’ve also been exhausted from moving our belongings into

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Travel Florida: The Goats of Ft. Myers and more

Yes, goats. Real, live goats. I’m not using the word goats to mean anything else. The goats are those you see in the pictures above. Let me tell you the story. We were eating lunch at a restaurant on a

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Travel Florida: An Interesting Bird Experience

See that bird? That bird demonstrated to me tonight what a vastly different environment I’m living in. That bird is a Night Heron. I could not supply you with my own picture because when I saw him, it was dark

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Travel Florida: A Perfect Cup in Matlacha

Would you like to have the best cup of coffee, along with the best omelet, you’ve ever tasted? Then come to Matlacha, Florida. Pine Island is not the only beautiful barrier island off the Creative Coast of Ft. Myers and

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Travel Florida: The Gopher Tortoise and 360 of its Dependents

On my first trip to the post office when I arrived in St. James City, Florida, there was an interesting sign as I drove into the parking lot. You can see it in the picture above. A sign warning of

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#SoCS – 04/01/27

An island in the sun. Where people are peaceful yet proactive. Where you can live a simpler life without any pretense. Maybe it has something to do with the Calusa Indians, a tribe long extinct, that were on this island

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Travel Florida: I Was Only Going to the Post Office

Copyright Rosemary Carlson 2017 And not the Post Office above! The Post Office you’re looking at in the picture is the original post office on Pine Island, built in 1902. I didn’t mean to visit it today, although I meant

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Travel Florida: Weather and Hello, Mr. President

Yea, I know. What in the world does my trip to my home in Florida and the Florida weather, in March, have to do with President Donald Trump? Having a home in Florida makes Donald Trump and his budget, recently

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