The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Amazing River of Hanging Pumpkins

The Chassahowitzka River is a popular outdoor recreation in area on the west coast of Florida, north of the metropolitan area of Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, and Tampa. The river has gained a renown that is surprising for a waterway that flows less than five miles. On the other hand, perhaps the compact nature of the […]

The Joys of the Treasure Island Kite Festival

The Joys of the Treasure Island Kite Festival

It was my pleasure to visit the Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition again this year. Of all the many, many festivals we have in the Tampa Bay area, this kite festival is one of the most interesting, and certainly the most colorful. Perhaps the reason is it so captivating is how much […]

Two Days of Winter in Florida

Two Days of Winter in Florida

We have a running joke on the west coast of Florida regarding our winter lasting two days. It isn’t true, of course, but it is based on a pattern. When cold fronts come down into our area, it can actually get cold. What is cold for someone who lives in Florida? Cold is 35 degrees […]

Florida has Parrots?

Florida has Parrots?

Parrots in Florida Each morning as I sit on my porch, a screeching fills the sky. A moment later, a flock of parrots flies over. The green birds let everyone know they are coming while they apparently communicate to one another about – well, who knows what. Parrots arrived, or at least were noticed, back […]

Dash for Winter Vacation Rental Season

Dash for Winter Vacation Rental Season

Vacation Season Vacation rentals are considered to have seasons. While we all know the standard four seasons, holiday rentals have quite a few more. In fact, Spring Break is considered a “season” all its own to some professionals in the industry. For us, here in Florida, winter is a big season, with unique milestones like […]

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