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Nostalgia, Sweet and Hard Memories at Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City 200 & Counting!

A visit to the past!
A visit to the past! Sometimes bittersweet, but oh so “cool.”
Ah, the "Vette" more guys and gals have crooned over this car than any other car!
Ah, the “Vette” more guys and gals have crooned over this car than any other car!

APtravelnews-April 10th,-Punta Gorda-Bob and Barb “On The Road Again” this time, stopping to see, and also smell the old car-new car interiors and gorgeous bodies! We saw so many vehicles that brought back memories of events and loves. and that the word “nostalgia” alone couldn’t do this experience justice. Rick has an auction each year and is always buying and selling for his “hobby.” What a hobby 200-plus vehicles and counting! go: www.musclecarcity.net

One of my favorite vehicles a car/truck! The El Camino!
One of my favorite vehicles a car/truck! The El Camino!
Guys really love their favorite car and Barb enjoyed looking at Ricks display!
Guys really love their favorite car and Barb enjoyed looking at Ricks display!
Going ga- ga for a convertible. You bet! My absolute favorite car!
Going ga- ga for a convertible. You bet! My absolute favorite car!
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Really vintage! One of dozens from the dawn of the auto age!!

So Comfy, That We Slept In at Sleep Inn & Suites of Port Charlotte!

Plenty of easy parking, dog friendly, fine breakfast, clean and quiet room, and we found our visit made better by having a great host Inn!
Plenty of easy parking, dog friendly, fine breakfast, clean and quiet room, and we found our visit made better by having a great host Inn!

APtravelnews- (American Press Travel News)-April 10th, Port Charlotte, FL. “Bob and Barb On The Road Again” and “Stopping to Smell the Roses” at Sleep Inn. As Authors, travel writers, freelance outdoors communicators, and specialty product representatives, as well as consumers too,  we always strive to be able to overnight nest in quiet, comfortable rooms and surroundings. On this trip to Port Charlotte and environs, we found that “nest” at Sleep Inn & Suites on Kings Highway, just off I-75, Port Charlotte. The beds were comfy, the suite type room had everything to be comfortable. It included easy-use hot shower, good breakfasts, pet-friendly accommodations, a very nice pool, work-out room, and friendly, accommodating staff. There were restaurants in walking distance, and just hop, skip and jump onto I-75 we used to go towards all areas of Punta Gorda, Gasparilla, Placida and some other locations, both inland and waterfront  that we wanted to visit.  This pet-friendly location is a fine place to roost when visiting Port Charlotte and environs-highly recommended!! www.sleepinnportcharlotte.com  Tel: 941-613-6300 

My Terry getting outfitted for the cycle, or 100-mph bass boat!
My Terry outfitted for the cycle, or 75-mph trout and red fish boat! Terry was very comfy at Sleep Inn & Suites!
Very beautiful, comfortable and relaxing hotel property rooms!
Very beautiful, comfortable and relaxing hotel property rooms!
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Front desk was right on their game! Whatever you needed you got with a real smile!
Barb fueling up for a day on the water!
Barb fueling up for a day on the water!
Delightful!
Delightful!
Says it all!!!
Says it all!!!

Hurricane Memorial Palm Tree Sculpture in Pet-Friendly,Laishley Park

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Sculpture of the remembrance of Hurricane Charley, that brought together many local residents to make it happen!
Best ice cream ever is across the street from Laishley Park! I had my Pistachio and Barb jumped on Mint Choco Chip!
We stopped in at “Ice Cream With a View, Harbor View SCOOPS AND BITES. The jury is in and this is the best ice cream ever. Located across the street from Laishley Park! I had my Pistachio and Barb jumped on Mint Choco Chip! 

APtravelnews-April 6th,-Port Charlotte, FL. Bob and Barb “Stopping to Smell The Roses.” After hurricane Charlie devastated Punta Gorda, Gasparilla and Port Charlotte area to name a few, locals and snow birds alike chipped right in with “good heart” labor and dollars, to begin the process of recuperating their beloved area. The Spirit of Punta Gorda Sundial was summarily installed to commemorate, and in remembrance of what Hurricane Charley wreaked on this area of S.W. Florida. Artist Peggy McTeague planned the sculpture for installation at the edge of Charlotte Harbor leading into the Peace River in Laishley Park. The park is dog-friendly and parents and their children friendly, as well! Go: www.charlotteharbortravel.com for a wealth of information on how you too can visit and enjoy this special place in Florida!

Athens caught a fish! He was so excited to catch a catfish just steps away from the memorial sculpture.
Young Athens caught a fish! He was so excited to catch a catfish, just steps away from the memorial sculpture.
View from Laishley Park and the ice cream shop!
View from Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, and the ice cream shop! P.Charlotte and environs is water, water everywhere and that’s just great for visitors and locals alike!
The pins in the maps represent visitors from the US and the world that have visited the ice cream shop and Laishley Park!
The pins in the maps represent visitors from the U.S. and the world that have visited Scoops and Bites ice cream shop and Laishley Park!

Review of a Foodies Norwegian Cruise, from David Epstein and Melissa Bartolomeo

The way it used to be! But, not so friendly or accomodating staff today!


 

Melissa and Nathan family friends of David and Elihana on the cruise.
Melissa and son Nathan with David and Elihana on the cruise. Image by Elihana Epstein.

APtravelnews-March 29th, -Norwegian Cruise Lines at the Port of Miami-Provided by David and Melissa-
Remember when the last time you took a cruise, the overall experience and service was at the very least, exceptional and made you “keeper”, pleasant memories. Well, Cruising good service then and now things are not as they used to be. If you were on a cruise more than 5 years ago, you remember your server/waiter/ busboy- where they were from and something about why they are on the ship, likely to support their family in a far away country. If you have recently gone cruising at least on a Norwegian Liner, then you probably have very little happy memories at least about their food services. The new super-ships are beautiful and offer many new restaurant options-but!. Part of my family memories with my parents brother and children were bonding over dinner, and the servers all were part of that experience to some important extent.

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