Category Archives: Outdoor recreation

Orlando and the Central Florida area is great for a Sunday motorcycle ride!

riding harley orlando

Ellen and I enjoy riding our Harley with friends whenever we have a chance.  The great thing about living in Orlando is that there are plenty of places to ride near Orlando and throughout Central Florida.  This past Sunday we took the back roads to Chases, located on the beach in New Smyrna Beach.

It was a fun afternoon, the weather was perfect and so many people were out enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.

Are you someone that enjoys riding motorcycles?  We would encourage you to purchase a home in our area and come ride with us!

Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

russel athletic bowlRussell Athletic Bowl

We attended the Russell Athletic Bowl for the 2nd time in the last 3 years and both times were really fun!  The bowl game is held every year at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  We obtained our tickets as part of our membership with Florida Citrus Sports.  This year we decided to have our own mini-tailgating party.  We ended up parking in lot 1, located on Central and really close to the Citrus Bowl.   We did have a fan who drove down from Louisville park beside us but for the most part, the fan base in lot 1 were decked out in Miami Hurricane colors.  The day was perfect with just the right temperature, good snacks, a few beers, a little corn hole and laughs with good friends.

The game did not go well for the Miami fans.  Louisville dominated early and by time the 3rd quarter was ending, so too was the fun for many of the Hurricane fans as they started for the exits.  Not being a real fan of either team, we joined them and headed home just before the start of the 4th quarter.  Fortunately for us, the fireworks show was held at half time, so our leaving before the end of the game did not result in our missing the light show.

If you get a chance to attend an event at the Citrus Bowl, I would suggest you do.  Throughout the year there are many events held there that should appeal to most anyone living in or near Orlando!

orlando citrus bowl




Take a bicycle ride to Scruffy Murphy’s in College Park

Bike ride to College Park

Yesterday I enjoyed sharing a bicycle ride with a friend through College Park to Scruffy Murphy’s.

The ride included winding around Lake Adair and Lake Ivanhoe near Downtown Orlando.  I would encourage anyone in the area to take an afternoon or morning to enjoy the scenic ride with brick paved streets, awesome views of the Orlando skyline and the quaint shops of College Park.

scruffy murphy's college parkorlando skylinelake ivanhoe

College Park is an eclectic area with homes, townhomes, duplexes, condos ranging in price from $200,000 to over a million dollars.

SPCA of Central Florida Pet Walk Fund Raising


You are invited to help raise funds for the SPCA community by participating in the upcoming 10th annual “Wiggle Waggle Walk”. The fun pet event will be held in Seminole County at Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs on Saturday, October 23rd from 9am-1pm.

Besides walking the event will have other activities including costume contests, games and competitions. Visit for details and registration information.

Lake Kissimmee fishing Jethro Baits Team Bass Tournament

Jethro Baits Team Bass fishing tournament

Lake Kissimmee State Park will be the site of the Jethro Baits Team Bass fishing tournament.  The  fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 5:30am – 3:00pm.  You can visit the Jethro Baits website to download a register package.

Lake Kissimmee is described as Florida’s third largest lake and the park offers many activities including hiking, horse trails, camping and picnic areas.

Civil War Encampment De Leon Springs State Park

De Leon Springs State Park is located 6 miles north of DeLand and within an hours drive of Orlando.  On January 9-10, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. guests of the park will enjoy a Civil War encampment.    This even will include showing how the soldiers drilled, slept and prepared their meals.


For more information visit De Leon Springs State Park

Altamonte Springs Christmas Events

You can take part in the month long holiday Christmas celebration and events being held in Altamonte Springs during December, 2009.


  • Light Up the Holidays
    Saturday, December 5 – Eddie Rose Amphitheater  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The lighting of Cranes Roost Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there and so should you.  There will be music and fun for everyone!  The regions largest Christmas tree will be on display.
  • Holiday Movie Night
    Monday, December 7,14 & 21 Cranes Roost Plaza 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    This is a free event.  Holiday movies on the lawn. Enjoy a family holiday classic with a warm beverage on the lawn in front of the tower.
  • Santa Tuesday’s
    Tuesday, December 8,15,22 Cranes Roost Plaza 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Bring your wish list and join the fun with Santa and his helpers!


For complete details you may wish to visit the Altamonte Springs city website.