SAND SCULPTORS IN FORT MYERS

Watching Chip Perling work on his Sand Sculpture was incredible! Such intensity and skill…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was not a cloud in the sky - the tempurature outside was 70, so we decided to go see the sand sculptures in Fort Myers.  It was absolutely amazing.  The people working on the sculptures barely noticed people all around.  There were going to be prizes awarded at the end of the day and they were all perfecting their work.

One person fascinated me.  His name is Chip Perling and he is out of Orlando, FL.  He has been doing this for 25 years.  His technique and sculpting skills were like none other.  He made sure every line was perfect.  The steadiness of hand and thought that this took, made this sculpture something to see.  He made the piece look real and not made of sand.

I can’t wait to see him compete again!  He is amazing!

I will add another page later today to see other sculptures I saw.

If you are looking for your perfect home to enjoy not only the weather in Charlotte Harbor, click my link:  http://www.cvelasco.coldwellbankerflorida.com/

 

PONCE DE LEON PARK/BEACH – CHARLOTTE HARBOR

Come and enjoy the beautiful blue water and clean sand at Ponce de Leon Park. It’s the perfect place to relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the plaques say something different about Ponce de Leon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a Realtor, it always interests me to see all the historic sites in Charlotte Harbor.  This is the beach where Ponce de Leon discovered FL.  He was looking for the fountain of youth and after living here myself, I believe living here, keeps you healthy and happy.  It’s such a great location to relax and enjoy the weather.

Here is a website I found, including a video…..

http://www.biography.com/people/juan-ponce-de-le%C3%B3n-9444105

On Saturday we are going to go to Fort Myers and see the sand sculptors.  I plan to take lots of photos…..

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your friends and family.  That’s what this day is all about.

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR

Chef Salad with Pepperoni – every bite was fresh, crisp and tasty.  AWESOME!

Lenny C’s Chicken Wings with Teriyaki Sauce – DELICIOUS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day.  Here in Charlotte Harbor, every weekend, there are craft fairs and farmers markets.   We went to several and found some great deals as well as ideas.  I think I can be creative.  We will see how well that goes.

Then, we decided to go to Lenny C’s again in Fort Myers, FL.  The food was just as wonderful as it was the week before.  We had Chicken Wings with Teriyaki Sauce as well as a Chef Salad.  It was enough for 2 people.  Of course, for dessert, we had Chicago Style Pizza.  Lenny makes his own sauce which is outstanding.  He is originally from a suburb of Chicago.

Next Sunday there is a Chicago Bears game.  I understand every TV at Lenny C’s is turned to the game and the fans pour in.  We are going to try and go so I can get in on the Bears excitement and see for myself the die hard fans here in FL.

I am originally from Chicago and I remember going to the games with my dad, and sitting in the bleachers and freezing.  I couldn’t wait for the game to be over just to warm up.  Funny how I miss those days.

Another beautiful day. I plan to go to Ponce de Leon park.  More later………

 

 

VETERAN’S DAY

MY DAD WWII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day.  So many of us know and love someone that served in one war or another.

My dad served in WWII and he was on the front lines.  It’s been many years since he passed away.  He was a kind, gentle man who stood 6’2″ with a very deep voice who looked “scary” to all my prospecitve dates!

There is one story from the war that I learned after he passed away.  Going thru his papers, I found a letter written to his parents about how he saved a families life.  This was a family in hiding.  My dad found them in a dirty cellar, with no food and water.  He and his troop brought them to safety.

The letter spoke of how my dad carried out their children and how safe they felt in his arms.  They said they would never forget him.  It brought tears to my eyes knowing my dad was a hero.

So, if you know or love a veteran, please let them know how they are appreciated. They are all heros who fight for our country.

We are lucky to live in the USA!

DELICIOUS CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA NOT IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR!

Italian Beef Sandwich (Vienna Beef) The taste is incredible!

 

Onion and Sausage Pizza So Delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today was a beautiful day in Charlotte Harbor.  Not a cloud in the sky.  We decided to put the top down and go for a ride.  We drove into Fort Myers and found this wonderful Chicago Style Pizza place called Lenny C’s located at 13101 N. Cleveland Ave.  North Fort Myers, FL

Being from the windy city, I had to try the pizza.  It truly is the best I have had since being down in FL.

My husband had the Chef Salad and 10 Teriaki Chicken Wings.  The wings were the BEST we have eaten.

Lenny C’s is a must visit and is worth the drive from the Charlotte Harbor area.

Lenny C’s website is on the right.  Just click and see what they have to offer!

EVENTS IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR

Just thought I would put this website on for things to do around Charlotte Harbor. It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend.  Enjoy and have fun!

http://www.nbc-2.com/global/Category.asp?C=172002

Just copy and paste the link into your browser.

We also went to the The Thai Cafe again for dinner. We had the Crispy Duck. This is authentic Thai food.  It is absolutely delicious  I have a link to the restaurant on the right. It’s a must go to!

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAIRGROUND EVENT

This weekend should prove to be a lot of fun at the Boat Corral at the 2nd Annual Charlotte County Nautical Flea Market ans Seafood Festival in Port Charlotte.  2333 El Jobean Rd in Port Charlotte.  It runs from 9 am – 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

It will be a beautiful weekend to attend.  There will be food and many things to see, and lots of food to eat!.

Come and enjoy in  the festivities.

There is also an Open House at the St. Andrews Golf Club in Bal Harbor on Saturday at 1 pm.  It would be a wonderful opportunity to one of the beautiful harbors in Charlotte County.  It’s located at 2101 Deborah Drive.

CHARLOTTE HARBOR POINT OF INTEREST

STATUE OF PONCE DE LEON IN GILCHRIST PARK

SEAL OF PONCE DE LEON IN GILCHRIST PARK

The statue of Ponce de Leon as well as the seal was donated to the park in 2005.

Juan Ponce de Leon was born in 1460 in Tierra de Campos Palencia, Spain and died in 1521 from being wounded in an Indian attack.

He was encouraged by the crown to search for new lands in hopes of finding gold.and expanding the Spanish empire.  He heard of a Caribbean island called Bimini where it was rumored the waters would rejuvenate a person if they drank it.

Because of his interest in finding the Fountain of Youth, in 1513, he led a private expedition to Bimini from Puerto Rico.  He landed on the mainland of North America.  He did not realize that’s where he was.  The area was  lush and beautiful.  It was also Easter time.  He named the island Florida. (Spanish:  Pascua Florida).

Living in Charlotte Harbor is like a Fountain of Youth!  Beautiful weather, relaxation and beautiful sunsets – what could be better?

RAINBOW IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR

 

Double Rainbow

It rained a bit this afternoon.  I opened the door and this is what I saw.  The colors were so beautiful.  Very seldom do I see a double rainbow.  Living in Charlotte Harbor always puts a smile on everyone’s face!

I will list some of the activities that will be going on this weekend towards the end of the week.  There is a little something for everyone!

Also, you can check out the links I have to the right.  It will tell you exactly what Charlotte Harbor has to offer!