Paddling Imperial River Bonita Springs Enjoy our paddleboard trip from Bonita Grande Road down the Imperial River. Make no mistake, the east end of the river where it changes from the Kehl Canal to the Imperial River, is gator land. You’ll notice that Slum Dawg Dillionaire didn’t make this trip with us. He’s just too [...]
Riverfest 2012 – Things to Do in Bonita Springs Fl Autumn has arrived in Bonita Springs as planning for the 6th annual RiverFest gets underway. Hosted by the City of Bonita Springs, the two-day downtown event will kick-off on Oct. 26 with a happy hour celebration, live entertainment from the Rachel/Hughes Band, a cornhole tournament [...]
Paddling the Imperial River With Cullum Hasty We decided to paddleboard the Imperial River on Labor Day 2012. Our journey was going to be from Kent Road to US 41/Tamiami Trail. I mostly wanted to do a run on the stretch that the Riverfest canoe race was going to be held on. When we pulled [...]
Bonita Springs Paddle Board Gulf Access My latest hobby – stand up paddleboarding in Bonita Springs. This shot is on the Imperial River by the Imperial River boat ramp on Tamiami Trail. Gulf Access has now evolved for a motorless vessel light enough for even a middle aged chic to pick up and tote around [...]
Historic Vintage Homes Antique Homes Bonita Springs When you have the opportunity, take a drive down Pennsylvania Avenue in Bonita Springs, Florida. Where Oak Creek meets Pennsylvania, an architect by the name of Christian Busk has salvaged and preserved historic homes. Founders and influential residents of Bonita Springs and the SW Florida area have often [...]
Island Park The Imperial River Downtown Bonita Springs A fun series of pictures of a super dog catching air to get his tennis ball. He did this many dozens of times and never tired in the least. By the way, Island Park is a hidden treasure in Bonita Springs. You should go search for it [...]
The Imperial River Bridge From Depot to Island Park
Off The Beaten Path in Bonita Springs Definitely stop and eat at Buffalo Chips ~ Bonita Springs’ favorite upscale dive offers the hottest wings and the coldest beer in town … and a little local culture. Taste of Bonita – 3rd weekend of November every year. Taste of Bonita is the biggest Florida food festival [...]
Sitting Quietly is Actually a Thing To Do The great American pass time is sitting on the tush, usually in front of a television or computer. We spend an awful lot of time indoors. Too much time indoors, as a matter of fact. Yesterday, I got a call from Marian from the Choir Project to [...]
Gulf Access Riverfront Real Estate Some of the choicest riverfront, gulf access real estate is located along the Imperial River in Bonita Springs and the Estero River in Estero, Florida. The wider, deepest stretches of the river are dotted with luxury real estate, single family homes with boat docks. Occasionally, there may be an offering [...]
Imperial River Weather Vane The last home at the end of Esplanade Street in Imperial Shores has a huge grouper weather vane on it’s boat dock. This year as the judges boat for the 25th annual Bonita Springs Boat Parade passed the dock I noticed it had antlers. On the way back, I noticed that [...]
The boat parade in Bonita Springs occurs on the Imperial River.
River Park at Imperial River, the newest Park in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Imperial Shores of Bonita Springs, Florida. Real estate close to Bonita Beach, Florida.
Orange Creek, a Bonita Springs, Florida community of homes.
Where to canoe in Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples, Florida. Things to do.
Shrinking Gulf Access Inventory The following is a portion of an email I sent to agents in my office, responding to an inquiry about gulf access real estate under $500,000 in the Bonita Springs and Estero are. I work in the area a great deal and felt, after I sent the email, it would be [...]
Imperial River Boat Parade 2009 The Baywater Boat Club and Boat Rentals Entry. Naples Fire Rescue Entry Number Nine Entry Number Thirty-Nine Thanks to The Generous Sponsors: Bonita Springs Rotary Noon, Marina Mikes, Baywater Boat Club, Nelson Marine and the residents of The Community of Bonita Bay. Number Twenty-Six Number Twenty Number Seventeen [...]
Tour the woods of east Bonita Springs, Florida in a swamp buggy.
Bonita Springs Real Estate Myths 1. There are homes for sale on the Imperial River for sale for $100,000. No. There are barely any homes available at that price, let alone on the river. That price is a ridiculous stretch for gulf access real estate in Bonita Springs. There are more bar stool stories about [...]
Gulf Access in Bonita Springs Yesterday, my phone rang and one of my friends asked me if I wanted to got for an evening boat ride down the Imperial River. The answer was an easy yes. First, this is not the boat we were on. These folks passed us and I thought their set up [...]
Gulf Access Real Estate – Back Yard Boating in Bonita One of the many benefits of owning waterfront Bonita Springs or Estero Florida Real estate is the option to purchase gulf access property. While Estero offers a limited amount of gulf access real estate there are a few river front and canal front homes that [...]
More to Look Forward to in Olde Bonita If you didn’t know, the town of Bonita Springs was once named Survey, back in the day. I believe it was named Survey because the engineering crews who originally surveyed land of south Florida were stationed here. I guess when the Nelson’s were thinking of a name [...]
A Back in the Day Mailbox & Post Office Did you know that the halls and walls of the Liles Hotel at Riverside Park are lined with old photos of Bonita Springs, Florida. I mean way old photos. The kind of photos you see in those books and think to yourself, boy, how did they [...]
Imperial River at Sun Set Riverside Park
There’s Nuttinglikit Anywhere Else in Florida Nuttinglikit Grove is located in Bonita Springs, Florida between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Imperial River just west of Old US 41 Road. The community of Nuttinglikit Grove is quiet and reminiscent of Olde Florida. Nuttinglikit Grove was plotted, established and plotted out by Edwin P. Nutting many years ago. [...]
The Alternative to Gulf Access Real Estate If you’re like many of the local residents and vacationers, you get one good look at the turquoise waters and you start thinking boat. The ultimate dream in Bonita Springs, Florida is to own real estate on a canal so that your own boat is floating in your [...]
Found Old Bonita Springs, By Surprise A few weeks ago I stopped by a yard sale in the name streets of Bonita Springs. The name streets are in Old Bonita Springs, as in where the older charming homes are with character. The streets were all named after founding fathers and developers of our city. Goodwin, [...]
Lumberjack’s Canoe Tours Friday afternoon my darling son Lumberjack called and asked me to help him find a canoe on Craigslist. In ten minutes I texted him a number. In an hour he pulled up with a canoe. Its bright yellow and looks like a banana. It could be worse. He’d be a funny looking [...]
Bonita Springs Boat Parade Sign Up 2008 Folks are looking for the date, time and deadline to sign up for the Bonita Springs Holiday Boat Parade. The Boat Parade Captain’s party is on Wednesday, November 19th from 6-8:00p.m. The Captains Dinner is at Fitzgerald’s Pub. Captains, bring your first mate for dinner and your $35 [...]
There’s been flooding post Fay in Bonita Springs. Manna Christian in East Bonita Springs has gotten the worst of it. Over 300 families have been displaces and left their homes with little more than what was on their backs and what they could carry in an arm load. Bonita Springs Rotary is collecting clothing and [...]
Gull Haven and Bonita Farms For some reason I just keep hearing, “Mommy, where are my Lincoln logs”? I’m just glad I found a mailbox that wasn’t a fish shape, again. Hey, I’m a little bored looking at only fish mailboxes, too. This cute mailbox was found in Gull Haven or Bonita Farms in Bonita [...]
A Tale of Pricing Riverfront Gulf Access Homes Sometimes when homes don’t sell as fast as expected the homeowner becomes frustrated. The current state of the Bonita Springs real estate market has brought sales to some home sellers while other homes remain unsold. The only thing that is obvious about the current real estate market [...]
Bonita Springs Mailbox Series Did you ever see such a patriotic Manatee mailbox? Me either. Bonita Springs has a ton of manatee mailboxes, by the way. They’re right up their with dolphin mailboxes. This is what a manatee is if you didn’t know: West Indian Manatee Facts. Last week one of my readers, the mysterious [...]
The evening at the park will be held at Riverside Park in Downtown Bonita Springs, just south of Everglades Wonder Gardens.The six restored cottages are now home to various local artists. The event is FREE and open to the public. The historic society of Bonita Springs will have the restored Liles Hotel open, also. IF [...]