Days Inn Port Charlotte
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... cannot get their vehicles to their homes.
Our Grand children are involved in swimming training 4 days a week after school ,and last weekend they all competed (Todd and Talley too), in a 5 k run to "remember the fallen".. This annual event was a huge affair with fire trucks standing by , the enormous American flag flying, suspended by a very large crane boom, and a helicopter hovering overhead to record the event with 460 runners waiting expectantly on the roadside ...
... hire umbrellas-
30 dollars a day hireage for the umbrella and 2 sun lounger’s. Not quite sure why you would not bring your own, as vehicles are allowed to drive right onto the beach - leaving your vehicle about 20 feet from the beach side. Cars on one side and sunbathers on the waters edge.
The last morning we managed a 5 km walk up and down the beach , with swims in the pool to follow. Our last evening meal (being Erin‘s birthday), was spent at Crabby Joes ...
... but a storm was rolling in. Back to room to wait it out. Around 5:30 PM left for 9 mile drive north on Tamiami Trail to Charlotte Sports Park for the AAA baseball game in spite of continuing rain. The Charlotte Stone Crabs versus the Jupiter Hammerheads played after an hour delay. We had great seats right behind home plate in the second row, no one in front of us. Watched with interest as the grounds crew prepared the field for the game. ...
... so it's about NZ$1.22 ltr which is quite a help on a long trip! About half NZ prices. Diesel is dearer than petrol but I don't think they have road user charges for mileage.
Most groceries are quite a bit less at Walmart etc. I spotted some lamb 'shoulder spare ribs' which looked like boned out shoulder cut into strips, and was $12 for 2 lbs = NZ$7.26/kg. There is hardly any lamb on offer.
Beef, the main meat offering is about the same price as at home. Cooked chooks ...
... just surf' rolling in from the Atlantic, the water temp amazingly about 30c in the afternoon, (I didn't try it in the morning) and a lifeguard on duty 10 to 5 daily. The lifeguard has a shrill whistle which he blows repeatedly while beckoning with a flag at those who get too far out for his liking. We did see one guard go running off along the beach with rescue tube in hand one day but he returned soon dry, so tragedy averted!
We drive around ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services