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Gator Bites, Issue #078 - Summer Fun!
July 06, 2021

Summer Fun!

Hi! I'm actually typing this while Storm Elsa is pouring on us. It's not expected to be too bad, but we may have some flooding. That's summer in Florida for ya!

During the summer is when we locals and particularly us seasonal workers get the chance to really hit the beaches, go out to eat a lot more, and go kayaking, exploring, etc. This issue features some places I went to that I haven't written about yet.

*Side Note - My son-in-law no longer works at Crisp Creperie, he is now at Cape Cabaret.

I had kept hearing about how good the food is at Deep Lagoon, a restaurant on MacGregor Blvd in Fort Myers just south of Cypress Lake. I went with my Dad and my brother and had a glorious dish of Mahi Mahi with Lobster Sauce over Rice and Zucchini. I finished off with a Pineapple Upside Down Cake ... no complaints whatsoever!

Deep Lagoon is at the marina so you can enjoy a view of the boats while dining. It's pretty popular there and you may encounter some problems parking, but if you wait a short time, someone will inevitably pull out and you can grab their space.

Deep Lagoon
14040 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers

Also on MacGregor, but further down past Kelly Rd is the coffee shop Chocolattes. We went there a lot because my granddaughter was taking acting at the little theater next door.

I love their scones, some of the best I've ever had! I washed it down with their delectable Iced Chai Latte. you can go there for lunch there too, I had one of their Flatbreads ..... it was very good!


I found a great spot to go kayaking, if you have your own or access to one. It's in Matlacha at the Community Park. The kayak launch is to the left immediately after the park entrance.

You can go out into the open waters of Matlacha Pass and under the "Fishingest Bridge in the World", or through the canal behind the shops and galleries on Pine Island Rd, or explore the canals through the island.

That part of the park has a picnic area, fishing dock, and hose to wash off your boat. The park also has a fishing pier, boat launch, playground and sports field. The bathroom next to the community building is very clean.

Matlacha Community Park Map
4577 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha

Happy Summer! Don't forget to contact me if you need baby gear rentals or cleaning.

My next newsletter will come out in September/early October, Tammy

For Baby Gear Rentals, go to my BabyQuip page.

Don't forget to check out my soaps, body butters, salt scrubs and beach glass jewelry at Coastal Island Creations.

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I'm at the Sunset Farmer's Market at Surfside Shops on Tuesdays from 1-6PM over near Woody's from November - March.

Also from November - March, I'm selling at the Saturday Cape Coral Farmers Market at Club Square off SE 47th Terrace and SE 10th Place from 8AM-1PM.

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