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The Proper Pie Company – Davenport, Florida

Meat Pie

The Proper Pie Company is located on Highway 27, just 1.25 miles south of the I-4, a hidden gem to both tourists and residents. As the name suggests, this English style bakery whips up over 200 freshly baked pies a day.

With over twenty different flavors, from the traditional to the eccentric, there is a treat in store for every member of the family. Customary English favorites such as Steak and Guinness, Cornish pasties, and Steak and Kidney fill the shelves of the deli. They are accompanied by some more unusual, yet equally mouth-watering varieties like Chicken Curry, Shepherd’s Pie in a Pie, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Beef Stroganoff, just to name a few. All of the pies can be left in the fridge for 4 to 5 days, and they all freeze well.

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Ridgewood Lakes Vacation Rentals in Davenport Florida

Ridgewood Lakes - Orlando Florida

Ridgewood Lakes is located on HWY27 in Davenport Florida which is only 15 minutes from Disney World. This 24Hr a day gated community offers luxury Ridgewood Lakes vacation rentals in Orlando Florida and features a championship golf course, tennis courts plus much more. Continue reading “Ridgewood Lakes Vacation Rentals in Davenport Florida”

Florida Wildlife

Here is a selection of wildlife that I have come across in Florida, from Pelicans at Clearwater Beach to Sandhill Cranes outside my front door. You also see lots of gators, lizards and the occasional snake.

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Pelican at ClearwaterSandhill Crane

Swimming with the Florida Manatees

Last year I had one of the best experience’s of my life when we went swimming with the Manatees at Crystal River. We decided to go with Capt Mike’s Sunshine River Tours as we liked the look of his web site and had read a guest book in a villa we stayed in that said how good it was. The tour started at 7am so we left Orlando about 5am as it’s about a 2 hours drive to Homosassa and Crystal River, probably 90mins if you know where you are going but you are bound to get a little lost a 5 in the morning.

Once you arrive you are greeted with coffee and doughnuts while you watch a short video explaining the do’s and don’t of swimming with the Manatee, after that you get suited and booted in your wet suit and then it’s on to the bus which takes you to the boat and off to swim with the Manatees. If you do have your own web suit or rash vests I would recommend taking them as the water is cold around 70 degrees.

If you don’t want to swim you can still go along and watch them from the boat which is still worth doing.

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They are the most amazing animals I have ever seen so big yet so gentle, once you are in the water and before you even see them you can hear them scrunching on the weed, then they appear. If you do get to touch one it has very wiry hair like a brush.

Anyway I don’t want to spoil it for you but it’s the best $50 you will ever spend!!

Sea World in Orlando Florida

Here are some photos of my day out at Sea World. Sea World is one of the best parks and I go back on a regular basis I never get tied of the Clyde and Seamoor show, it’s awesome!!

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Sea World Orlando