March Madness and Palm Trees in Ireland?
Hi from Tammy!
It's warming up to the high 80's, believe it or not. The weather is perfect for a special treat ..... which you will see in the Pic 'O the Month.
We have our own March Madness, and it's not basketball! March is high season, the most popular month to come to Florida.
Restaurants and beaches can be crowded, traffic picks up, but we don't let it bother us.
We did a lot of stuff this month because we had my parents visiting from CT.
Even though I didn't get a chance to write pages on everything we did, I was still able to put several new pages up on Come to Cape Coral, so don't forget to click on the links below to see more photos, videos, and information.
We started out the month by going to the Irish Festival, held at the German-American Club.
I know that sounds kind of funny ......... listen to this: the corn beef dinners and sandwiches were prepared by Chef Guido!
Hey, we're all Irish for St Patty's Day.
Great Irish music and dancers, good food, Irish crafts, games, raffles, and rides all make the festival a lot of fun.
Did you know that palm trees can grow in Ireland?
That's one thing I learned at the festival.
The climate there is warm enough because of warm air that rises up from the Gulf Stream, which is an ocean current that picks up heat when it travels clockwise by Florida on it's way up the eastern coast of the USA.
Westerly winds pick up the heat and carry it over to Ireland, Britain, and France.
Even though the water is cooled off by icebergs in the North Atlantic, the winds are warm ....... warm enough for palm trees to grow in Ireland!
Speaking of palm trees, there is the coolest mangrove forest at Cape Coral Eco Park.
I think the roots of mangroves look like witch's brooms, or that the trees can crawl away.....it's a very eerie looking forest, definitely different from the typical forest you would think of.
Boardwalks take you through the mangroves out to the Caloosahatchee River where you can watch birds and other wildlife.
You should go check it out!
We then went to a spring training baseball game at the Minnesota Twins' Hammond Stadium.
We watched them play the Yankees ..... the Twins won 6-7...... darn!
The game was sold out, but no problemo, we paid $49 for the tickets through StubHub and got great seats.
We were 2 rows down from the top, but lemme tell you, we were very happy with those seats because we were in the shade.
I've got a video of A-Rod up at bat and more!
We then went to Naples Botanical Gardens and I thought I was in paradise ...... it was so beautiful.
There are several themed gardens that support tropical and subtropical plants, a children's garden, walking paths to preserve areas, a snack shop, and gift shop.
Don't miss it! And ....... plan to have dinner on Naples 5th Ave at one of the terraced cafes.
Pic O' the Month........
........ was taken at Run Agrounds in Cape Harbour. Run Agrounds has the best gelato.
My favorites are: mango, lemon, raspberry, and coconut ...... YUM!
Other pages I put up on the website are:
Beach Wedding Ceremony
An inexpensive, yet romantic idea for a wedding is to have it at the beach. My page shows photos of Yacht Club Beach, and gives information on how to have a beach wedding in Cape Coral.
Fuccillo Kia is home to the HUGE deal and our newest car dealership. If you've been in Cape Coral, you've probably seen the ads. The owner, Billy Fuccillo, is quite the character!
Have a good April,
For those of you who have read Weird Cape Coral, but haven't found the treasure yet, here are some hints:
Look for 3 places in the ebook where it says "treasure" in blue. Click on it, because each is a link to one of 3 pages on my website.
Each page is a place that I think is a treasure in Cape Coral.
Once you figure out the 3 places, email me from my Contact Me page and I will send you a password to a secret page with more information about buying real estate here in Cape Coral.
Have fun.......if you need help,
Come to Cape Coral