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Monday, March 11, 2019

Punta Gorda, FL

Spring Break Day 4

We picked a place in Punta Gorda, FL because it was an entire house that allowed pets for less than $100 per night.  It's located in the same general area as Venice Beach and Fort Myers but when you get there you realize it's about 30-40 minutes from each.

Punta Gorda seems to be a tiny tourist town better suited for retired folks who want to dine out and not for kids and dogs.  The first day we got in around 4pm and went straight to the closest park with beach view at Ponce De Leon, which does not allow dogs.  It was a little disappointing as we couldn't walk on the beach with the exception of a tiny space, puzzled as to why they would build a concrete barrier there, maybe has to do with flooding or something.  They had a bird sanctuary in the park but hours are short, a few statues, a place to launch boats, and fishing from a pier.  One small play area with a few swings and one slide.  The only plus side was we didn't have to pay for parking or entrance.

We spent our time digging for shells along the mangrove mini beach area.

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