Busch Gardens Summer Nights—Great celebration, ends August 17 BuschGardensLogo

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Monday, I went to Busch Gardens Summer Nights. For those who haven’t experienced it yet, it’s time to get going. It’s a uniquely made celebration featuring later and longer park hours, ending in the rock-pop, acrobatic infused Kinetix show in Gwazi Park, culminating in a firework display. This is one of those Florida things that should make your summer to-do list. Hurry though, it ends August 17.  Continue reading

Travis McGee #1: The Deep Blue Good-By deep blue 1

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The Deep Blue Good-By is the first Travis McGee novel in the 21 book series and is also in the works to be developed into a Chris Bale film. I strongly recommend reading the book before the movie comes out because then you will A.) be able to solidify the story and characters in your mind before the Hollywood version influences your perceptions and B.) you can jump on the bandwagon before there is a band wagon. Continue reading

When is Falcon’s Fury going to open? falcon's fury

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Every time I go to Busch Gardens I take in the view of a single dormant tower called Falcon’s Fury. It was supposed to open in the beginning of May. I even entered the Facebook competition, in anticipation, to be chosen as one of the first to ride, and now, halfway through the summer it still hasn’t opened! I simply don’t know if I can wait any longer! Continue reading

Temple Terrace: Fireworks, Golf, Uniqueness Temple_Terrace_Golf_and_Country_Club

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This year I celebrated the 4th in Temple Terrace, a Tampa city. Best known for the University of South Florida and for golf. Originally, the city was designed in the 1920s as a Mediterranean style community for wealthy northerners who wanted to play golf. The main place to be then as well as now is the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, which boasts a course practically unchanged since 1925 when it hosted the elite Florida Open. Continue reading

My new dirt cheap hobby: the Florida State League minor_league_baseball_logo1

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Minor League baseball is my new favorite thing to do in Florida. The games are competitive, empty, and dirt cheap to get into. It’s great. Since I’m in the Tampa area I’ve been going to the Tampa Yankee games, which (as you may have guessed) is the minor league team affiliated with the New York Yankees—in fact, the Tampa Yankees play in the same stadium New York Yankees use for spring training. Continue reading

Siesta Key Beach: Another #1 Florida Beach! photo by Dough4872

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I find it funny how many beaches in Florida hold the title of #1 beach. But I looked it up and it’s true. It has three awards under its belt:

  • The Whitest and Finest Sand in the World—The Great International Beach Challenge, 1987
  • The Best Sand Beach in America—The Travel Channel, 2004
  • The Best Beach in America—Dr. Beach, 2011

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