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SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Your review

Money well-spent here. Huge library out in the South Hillsborough County countryside. Cows still line the road coming in from US 301, and the building is entirely surrounded by greenery.

Art lovers welcome here as there are many paintings by local artists on display. Twice had to ask for guest pass, and the two young ladies were pleasant and friendly. Separate snack room with tables and chairs surrounded by vending machines.

Denny’s 3747 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City, FL 33573

Came in for a late breakfast yesterday, parking lot packed so expected a long wait. To my surprise, the kind greeter had a booth available in front of TV. Gracious pleasant Hispanic waitress took my order, the four-buck slam.

Two reasonable pancakes, two scrambled eggs and two sausage links was done right. Do you want more lemonade? No thanks, one big glass was enough. Above and beyond service on a busy morning, they get a medal.

Just east of I-75 at the County Road 674 Sun City Center Boulevard exit in a restaurant compound shared with Bob Evans, Wendy’s and Popeye’s Chicken.

Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda FL

Long park along the Peace River where it flows into Charlotte Harbor. Angled just right for those beautiful Florida sunsets.

Features include tennis court and fishing pier, several benches to rest in, a gazebo by the shore where musicians perform. Covered picnic area by restrooms a great idea. Seems to be the town gathering place, pleasant people who say hello as they pass you.

Impressive Ponce de Leon monument, he supposedly anchored along here in 1513 and met hostile Calusa tribe.