Walking on the wing of an airplane racing at speeds between 80 and 140 mph seems um, oh, I don’t know. Risky, perhaps? Spectators heading out to the 33rd Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2013, will be treated to the graceful performance of wing walker Jane Wicker.Read More
How fresh are the blue crabs at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Fla.? I’ve seen boats pulled by trailers roll in and unload bucket loads of crabs which are quickly taken into the kitchen. Now that’s fresh! Housed in an old Florida cracker house, Peace River Seafood is a wholesale and retail seafood operation which eventually stemmed a restaurant – and it so happens to be my favorite Florida fish house. Their seafood comes in from more than a dozen local crabbers and fishermen.Read More
Living in Florida means living in the world’s top tourism destination and traveling to Orlando is a breeze. Oftentimes I need to remind myself how fortunate I am living so close to attractions others take years of planning before visiting. I’m always reminded how lucky I am when friends visit.Read More
Bobbling through the waves…Ho! Ho! Ho! We’re in the homestretch for Christmas and although here in Southwest Florida we don’t have snow blanketing the ground we have something better – evening Christmas canal cruises! King Fisher Fleet which departs from Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, offers hour-long cruises through the area’s canals three times a night now through Dec. 31, 2012.Read More
Buckled into the only passenger seat of the custom-built experimental RV* aircraft behind pilot Mike “Kahuna” Stewart I read the “warning” sign staring at me.
Passenger Warning. This aircraft is amateur-built and does not comply with the federal safety requirements for ‘Standard Aircraft’.
Oh boy. What was I getting myself into?Read More