Palm Island Resort
Travel Blogs from Placida
... Gorda has a local airport and caters for lots of Internal flights in a north south direction. We dropped Ken off, having gone down on the Interstate, returned for a slower journey on the Tamiami trail . Stopping off at Chuck and Jan's on our way back. They had phoned earlier in the week to say the had found the EL CID movie, (Charleston Heston and Sophia Loren)..
G & I had been telling them about seeing where it had been filmed in the castle at Oropesa in Spain . ...
... 40 minutes from our base stopping at NAV-A-GATOR , a country style Tiki bar on the Peace River, inland from Punta Gorda and had a nice lunch and a cold beer.
Our arrival to our family was a happy event - Talley had food and wine cooling in our fridge, candles burning and nice music playing in our Condo.
Erin and David , say it is just like coming home for them too.
We all enjoyed an evening meal together outside in their Lanai and the children stuck “like ...
... refills as you liked! Then there was the live band too for a couple of hours.... We guessed about 3-400 there. A great afternoon! Nuff sed!
Last Thursday was granddaughter Sophia's 9th birthday, Garry and Jan gave her her choice at Walmart, and she picked a couple of goldfish! See the photo! She was a happy girl! We also had dinner out with the family at Applebee's as described below, followed by some gifts at home after. A sweet soul she is! A fun evening.
About a two hour ride fromThe Villages to the Best Western Gateway motel. Checked in ate dinner at the pub in front of the motel-drove to the Siesta Key Public Beach. Strolled the beachfront at sunset. Took photos, had ice cream at a beach concession.drove the length of Siesta Key . If we went again I would like to stay on the Key. Saturday we drove through Sarasota to the Ringling Museum Grounds. Spent a wonderful day and could have spent another. Toured ...
... a group picture; it was early bedtime for us as Bob was determined to get on the road by 4 AM!
At 3:30 Monday morning, I tapped on Lauren’s window; the night owl was still up, busy with her girlfriend, Izzy. How teens can stay up all night is a mystery to me, but sleeping until noon probably accounts for it! Suffice it to say, we’ll miss our lovely granddaughter and look forward to seeing her again ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking