Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House

Today's weather in Naples, Florida is partly sunny with thunder storms.
High 90
Low  74

1200 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102 • 239/263.2734

Last night we decided to check out "The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House" located within Tin City.  As soon as you walk into this restaurant you will feel like you are at an "authentic old style" waterfront restaurant.  With the outside waterfront dining tables to the fisherman's wharf style decor. The food was as fresh as it could be I had the Fried Grouper Sandwich and my wife ate a hearty portion of bay scallops.  You cannot go wrong with this place great food and an exciting atmosphere to surround you.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,

Today's weather in Naples, Florida - Partly Sunny with Thunder Showers
High 88
Low 73


The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL • Admission $8.00

At 9:30 This Tuesday and Friday at The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is having a guided walking tour through the nature center. The guide will tell you about the history of the museum, and then will talk with you about the Audubon Aviary (houses the injured birds of prey), the nature trails and all it's surroundings, and they will show you the astronomy programs and laser light show that are put on at the planetarium.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, FL is partly sunny with Thunderstorms
High 91
Low  74

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary • 375 Sanctuary Road West • Naples, Fl 34120
239/348-9151

Admission
Adults $10  •  Students $6  •  Child 6-18 years $4

If you love nature then this is a must see for you and the whole family.  The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a wildlife smorgasbord, on any given day you may stumble upon a great blue Heron catching minnows in the shallow water while a huge alligator is right beside him basking in the warm florida sun or maybe you will hear the singing of the bull frogs with their deep voices echoing through the swamps cypress tress while you watch a humming bird flutter from flower to flower extracting the nectar from each one.  Anything in nature is possible when you visit the Sanctuary.

This is 2.25 mile long boardwalk which winds through a true cypress forest, that will take you back in time to the "Old Florida".  This happens to be the largest virgin bald cypress forest in North America, if that isn't reason enough to come and visit then I do not know what is.  When you leave the sanctuary you will have already planned your next visit by the time you make it back to Tamiami Trail (Highway 41)

Posted by Dining On The Bay