Mardi Gras Lights Up Dunedin, Florida

Mardi Gras Lights Up Dunedin, Florida

Florida loves parties and Mardi Gras is a perfect excuse. On that famous Fat Tuesday, every year, the streets of Dunedin, Florida become a beloved spot for thousands of people to gather and celebrate this peculiar holiday. Like many other raucous and wild holidays, Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival, is associated with a religious […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life among Florida Mangroves

Life among Florida Mangroves

Mangroves trees are a common sight along the coast of Florida, some growing only to the size of bushes while others reach heights of fifty feet or more. But who really cares about mangrove trees? If you knew more about them, you might be more interested. Not only do they create a habitat for a […]

Discovering Egmont Key All Over Again

Discovering Egmont Key All Over Again

A long time ago, in a land right under your feet, a river ran to the sea. As the eons passed, the shoreline moved and the seas rose and fell. Today at the mouth of that ancient river-that-no-longer-runs is an island known as Egmont Key. Formed by the ancient lay of land, it differs from […]

Chowder Challenge Hits the Spot

Chowder Challenge Hits the Spot

Chowder Anticipation We were waiting for the Pass A Grille Chowder Challenge long before it appeared on the 2015 calendar of events. This was a hit with us last year and we ready to go back. How many events have the best restaurants in the area all cooking to impress you? Last year’s event was […]

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

 Holiday Lights at Florida Botanical Gardens Every year the Florida Botanical Gardens presents the Holiday Lights in the Gardens event. It is well worth the visit. Holiday lights are strung to trees and bushes throughout the gardens, illuminating the wide variety of unique plants, and remarkable garden settings. The event is held at the three […]