Come join me on a fun exploration of Southwest Florida!
Author: Pat McLaughlin
I moved to the Southwest area of Florida in 2015 and I am so glad I did! What a great place to explore and experience fantastic food, beaches, site-seeing, and so much more. Stay tuned as I share my experiences on my blog.
Relax and enjoy being pampered! We had a 2-Day Spa-cation at the Greek-themed Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. A great get-away for men & women. The morning was filled with Herbal Wraps, Facials, Massages, spa manicuresand Mineral Springs baths! Then we just melted away the afternoon by the pool with the mild breeze from Tampa Bay. If you feel energetic, the park is just a few steps away with walking paths. Finish the day with a great meal in the hotel’s restaurant. Try the seabass – wonderful!
Remember diners and homemade burgers? Well, if you want a real homemade burger and a thick, creamy milkshake stop in at the Shake Station in Ellenton, FL! You need two hands to hold these juicy sandwiches and a spoon for the best, thickest, shake! Not to mention, the crispy onion rings and fries. Even on a diet you need to splurge once in a while. Lol
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While at the beach at Pass-A-Grille on St Pete’s Beach, we ate lunch at The BrassMonkey. Since I am originally from Md., the “Monkeycrab balls” looked interesting. I was NOT disappointed. They were delicious and reminded me of the best part of living in Md…blue crabs!!
The owners are from Maryland, so they know how to make a Maryland crab cake!!
Head over to St Pete’s Beach for a fun day in the sun and enjoy a great meal on the balcony at The Brass Monkey!
The “Asian Yummy House” in Riverview is located just off Big Bend road, easy access and a great place for Sushi! Good food, good service and very neat and clean. The Dynamite Lobster roll is now my favorite!
John’s Pass in Madeira Beach Florida has it all! Shopping, Jetski’s, Pirate ship, parasailing, great seafood restaurants and outside bars. Everything you need for a fantastic vacation or just a day get-away. Click the link above for pictures and more details.
With all the COVID-19 new restrictions, do you feel it’s now safe to go to restaurants and beaches? Do you think the public will adhere to the restrictions or just blow it off? I would love to hear your thoughts!
An interesting, quirky, unique castle. The outside made from aluminum! Inside, the artwork is amazing and the “boat in a moat” is worth checking out. There’s plenty of room in one of 3 sections of restaurant (seating inside or out). And the music is entertaining. It’s definetly off the beaten path, but it’s very interesting and definitely worth the drive. Mr. Solomon was very talented and imaginative, as well as humorous! The staff is extremely knowledgeable about his art, metal sculptures, stain glass and his collection of antique cars. Be prepared to spend the afternoon, it’s worth your time!