Gasparilla Inn & Club
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... of Nancy's artwork and Dave's tools and projects. Nancy greeted us with a pasta lunch. wine and gin and tonics. Lazing about the pool allowed us to catch up on each other's adventures over the past several months.
That afternoon we headed out for a tour of the area. We did the drive by tours of housing developments, yacht harbors and scenic views. That evening ...
... slower. People lived without the constant roar of traffic and sirens, slamming of car doors, or the scream of jets overhead.Crime was almost unheard of. People didn’t feel the need to lock their doors. Neighbours were far enough away to be cherished rather than to be blocked with privacy fences.Everyone knew their neighbours’ comings and goings and everyone in the community looked out for one another. You could walk out of your ...
... cafe....every table taken and a well known spot for a great breakfast. Garry removed a snake (only a black racer) from the entry doorway , as the staff stood wondering what to do with it ,on our arrival .We watched some of the private planes take off from outside the cafe, after the owners had had their own 'fuelup' in the cafe. It is from this airport that some of the 911 suicide pilots trained - stating that they did not want to know how to take off in the planes, only ...
... entrees were very good also mine proved to be the heartier of the two. My dad felt the allotted portion of his was a bit scant, but this would be remedied later with pastries from Jerry's Market. Dessert was the highlight for me(it often is!) and featured several warm beignets stuffed with a custard/cheese mixture coated in powdered sugar and warm raspberry sauce. There warm and gooey on the inside and ever so slightly crisp on the ...
... We then came back to the house,started to sort things out for leaving(boo), lazed round the pool and chilled. Bethan's choice for tea was "the olive garden" an Italian,it took some finding I can tell you!! (must stop blogging about food)!!!!!!!!! No pictures from today,we are saving ourselves for Ft Lauderdale. Ps.Apparently some dude from Washington DC is coming to Ft Myers tomorrow to tell everyone to vote for him!!!!!! Maybe he'll call to see us??? ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGasparilla Inn & Club Boca Grande
If you are a J1 Visa staff or H2B visa staff and are looking to work at this property I would avoid it at all costs. Although the accommodations for staff are cheap $50 a week you won't have much work. Most departments are only working 2 days a week. March is busier yes but you will spend huge amounts of time sitting around having nothing to do. There is hardly extra employment on the island so can't find extra money. The bosses are lazy and never to much. There is too many managers doing nothing and too many staff with no shifts. Take my advise and go somewhere else. I wish I had.
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