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Tampa Bay Ray Devils – the history

On a recent trip to Florida my family decided to experience a professional baseball match. We booked tickets in advance and set off to the Tropicana stadium, St Petersburg, picked up the tickets from the box office and found our seats. Knowing little...
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Pressed Pennies/Quarters at DownTown Disney

There are many souvenirs you can choose from at Walt Disney World, these range from the free ones, like guide maps, to very expensive limited edition figurines and sketches. The souvenirs that our girls started collecting when they were only ...
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Lovebugs

If you are visiting Florida in either late April/May or August/September you may well see some of these amorous creatures. They are not really bugs, but are actually flies (Plecia nearctica) of the family Bibionidae. Lovebugs are known by many names,...
Viewed 4368 times since 1 September 2008.

Home Depot. The big DIY store

So you think B& Q is big, well try Home Depot. As a seasoned veteran of many DIY stores and builders merchants here in the UK I thought I had seen it all. But on a recent trip to our villa in Florida we decided that we would install some ...
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Orlando Waterparks

There are many places to see and activities to do when visiting Florida, some of the best theme parks are the water parks. These tend to be secondary locations for people to go and as such can be a little less crowded. There are many parks, Blizzard ...
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Lakeridge Winery

Why not take the day out to visit a winery; there is one in the Orlando area and well worth a visit it. It was opened in 1989 and has reputedly received over 300 awards To get to it we take hyw 27 and head north into Clermont and towards the ...
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A Florida Quiz

I am sure you love Florida as much as we do, and especially the Orlando area with its wonderful theme parks, and fantastic shopping, not to mention the restaurants. But how much do you actually know about Florida? Take this quiz and find out:<...
Viewed 3558 times since 1 September 2008.

Softball and Baseball Practice Batting Cages – Near the Loop

With us having two boys, aged 12 and 8, we are always looking for new and fun things to do whilst in Florida. We read on the forums that some people had tried out the Softball and Baseball Batting Practice Cages which are situated near the Loop and t...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 3

The ‘Sunshine State’ is not only the centre for theme parks like Disney’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, as well as Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it abounds with flora and fauna, some of which have particula...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 2

Of course many of you will already know a little about Florida, the national fruit, the orange, the national flower, the orange blossom, and its nickname, ‘The Sunshine State’, but did you know that ‘Florida’ is Spanish for ‘flower? ’ Hardly s...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 1

We all love Florida, and particularly Orlando, but I wonder how many of us know much about this, the ‘Sunshine State. ’ For instance, although Orlando and Disney are the main attraction for millions of visitors, did you know that Florida has 663 mile...
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Tipping In Florida

We have been asked many times about tipping whilst on holiday in Florida. I certainly feel that it is a purely a personal opinion as to what you give. The word tip is considered an acronym for “to insure promptness” but the...
Viewed 7171 times since 1 September 2008.

Fun Spot Action Park

After finding the Fun Spot by accident on our last visit and having had a great time on the go-carts there, we decided to revisit on our recent trip in February this year. Fun Spot is based off International Drive (near Wet and Wild) and has ...
Viewed 4125 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Florida Wedding

My daughter had the big engagement party. She found it so stressful she decided that she definitely did not want the big wedding. When we bought our villa in Florida she decided that she wanted a nice, quiet family wedding in the sunshine. I ...
Viewed 3469 times since 1 September 2008.

A Shuttle Launch - nearly!

We have been travelling to Florida for a number of years, and have always hoped to see a shuttle launch. Indeed we nearly did see a shuttle a few years back when we were in Miami, or at least my husband nearly saw it. Nearly being the operati...
Viewed 3365 times since 1 September 2008.

A magical place to be on christmas eve

Last year we were in Florida for Christmas and the new year and what made it special was that we had all the family with us even the grandchildren aged 3 and 5 years So what could we do to make it special? We went down to celebration <...
Viewed 4281 times since 1 September 2008.

John's Pass

Based on Madeira Beach between Clearwater and St Petersburg, John’s Pass is named after freed slave John Le Veque who went on to be a pirate captain who was all heart and treated his captives with dignity always allowing them their lives and their fr...
Viewed 3698 times since 1 September 2008.

Sanford Zoo

We had often seen signs for Sanford Zoo and finally last September 2006 we had the chance to visit it. On the day we visited it was an exceptionally hot day which may not have been a good choice as there is not much indoor cover but we found just by ...
Viewed 6525 times since 1 September 2008.

Downtown Kissimmee Lakeside Park

Just under the arch at Main St off the 192 east is the entrance to downtown Kissimmee. Pass all of the quaint historic buildings until you come to the business district and you should see a sign to the left pointing down to the lakeside park. You can...
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Salvador Dali Museum - a different day out

What shall we do today? A drive over to the Gulf Coast is voted as favourite and on the way a stop at St Petersburg. A couple of hours later, there we were strolling along the pier at St Petersburg admiring the stunning view out to sea, breathing in ...
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