Friday, December 1, 2017

Laishley Park Municipal Marina, Punta Gorda … for a month!

Day 225 … Fri, Dec 1, 2017 … 38.8 miles, 4:45 hours

Days 226-230 … Sat-Wed Dec 2-6, 2017

Indian Mound Park, Sarasota, FL to Laishley Park Municipal Marina, Punta Gorda, FL

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More wildlife along the way today …

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We heard the town had Christmas Events planned for tonight … we found the info, but ran out of energy to join in the festivities.

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Yep, missed the tree lighting …

The marina is quite nice … most everything we could want with multiple parks for Cally, home made ice cream shop at the marina, nice restaurant at the marina, downtown shopping & more restaurants is on the other side of the parking lot from the marina including a Farmers Market every Saturday! Other big town amenities are just an Uber or rental car away.

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Other Looper friends (Donna Mae & Craic) are already here, including Riley from Craic … one of Cally’s buddy dogs!

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Cally has meet a few of the local dogs, including Mandy the 7 month old pup. They are great friends already and enjoy chasing each other and wearing each other out!!

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There is even a Tiki Bar Restaurant on the walking trail.

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Guess Santa is looking for inspiration on which town to stop by first …

Saturday I shopped the Farmers market … one of the best I had seen on the Loop.

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Docktails on Donna Mae with Craic to watch the super moon rise … no one took photos.

Oh well, next time.