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Gator Bites, Issue #012-We Continue Our Adventure!
August 05, 2011

Cape Coral Hotels, Cape Harbour Shopping, and Matlacha

Hi from Tammy!

Hurricane season is upon us, school is about to start, and I got lots of new pages up.

In July, we continued our adventure by staying in some of the hotels in Cape Coral and 2 funky places in Matlacha.

I've also got pages about some new restaurants, Cape Harbour shopping, festivals, and more.

You will definitely want to click on the links below to see all the new pages, more photos, videos, and information.

Cape Coral has 2 really nice hotels and we liked both of them.

I thought The Hampton Inn had the better room and The Holiday Inn had the better pool, though not by much.

Both had really good breakfasts, included with the price of the room and are conveniently located.

We also went out to Matlacha and stayed at 2 places that are just before you go over the bridge onto the island.

The fishing and boating are terrific, and there are art galleries and some of my favorite shops.

Bayview Inn is a cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast on the water where you can watch dolphins and manatees.

Bill and Diane sure know how to make you feel at home and they serve a delicious breakfast on their porch that has fantastic views.

We also stayed at the Bridgewater Inn and it is the coolest place!

It's an old fishing house that is actually out on the water, you can dock your boat and fish right in front of your room.

We ate at several restaurants, one in Cape Coral, 2 in Matlacha, and also went to a Matlacha ice cream joint.

Leapin Lizard is right off the Cape Coral Bridge from Ft Myers and you can't miss it.

Bright and beachy colors decorate this bar and restaurant. The food was good, the music loud, and the atmosphere like a big party.

You've got to go to The Perfect Cup! It's one of our favorite places to go for breakfast, lunch, or coffee and snacks.

They blend, roast, and grind their own coffee; the scones are yummy-dee-lish, and their food is soooooo good.

Micelis has Italian dishes, seafood, prime rib specials, and the best happy hour all on the waterfront over in Matlacha.

After dinner, go on over to Great Licks for homemade ice cream.

It's made from locally grown and seasonal ingredients ...... coconut, mango, pineapple, lime ....... and all your favorites like chocolate and vanilla.

While you're in Florida, you will need beach and resort wear and I've got the place for you to go ..... Cape Harbour!

You will find Tommy Bahamas, Crocs, Fresh Produce, and more at Islands.

Divine Divas has clothing, shoes, and accessories for your night out on the town.

More beach wear is available at Tropics and Paradise.

Get that perfect beach bag at Carried Away ....... also purses, jewelry, baby clothes, aprons, cards, and gifts.

Check out Harbour View Gallery and shop for your dog at Doggie Style.

The best India import clothes which are so attractive and cool for swimsuit coverups or dress-up, are at Frills in Matlacha.

They also have great low-priced jewelry, bags, and gifts.

Cape Coral has 2 fun festivals for the 4th of July, The Great American Picnic at Cape Harbour during the day, with most patriotic dog, apple pie baking, and banana split eating contests.

Then at night, Red White and Boom for fireworks.

For other events, your kids will love the Fishing Derby and everyone will love Mango Mania!

Pic 'O the Month

For the Pic 'O the Month, we got a kick out of this sign on the door of Bayview Inn:

Have a good August,


Don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

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, Contact Me.

Come to Cape Coral




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