Port St. Lucie FL.
Have You Ever Wondered What Port St. Lucie Fl. Is Like?
Many people visit Florida every year. The most popular destination is Orlando. Things to do in Orlando include Disney world, the Evcot Center, and Sea World to name a few.
Port St. Lucie Florida is also a nice place to visit. It's near the East coast, in the southern part of Florida. Port St. Lucie is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Orlando, going south east.
I moved to Port St. Lucie in December of 2008, and am amaized at how close it is to interesting places. Port St. Lucie also has some nice parks.
Pictures on this lense are complements of Pixabay for the introduction photo
and sample pictures that came on my computer for the sea turtle
"Salt life" is a big brand name here in
Florida. If your visiting Florida, and you want to look like
one of the locals, salt life wear is a must have.
Here are some cool salt life t-shirts
Things to do, places to see.
Port St. Lucie has a alot of different things to do, and sites to see.
Restraunts near Port St. Lucie:
High Tide on Jenson Beach is by the ocian. In the display case, is proudly deplayed famouse people who have patroned the restraunt, Ronald Ragan being one of them. There is a dock one can cross to be at the beach.
Muligans at Vero beach is also by the ocian. The ocian can be viewed perfectly from their patio area. There is a board walk to the beach ajasent to it. There'a a bright aray of lawn chairs overlooking the beach from of the patio area. The afformentioned Mulligans has a swimming pool at the facility, that guests can use. The food is delisiouse, and service good.
Then there is "Jenson Jams" at Jenson beach, on Thursday afternoons. Venders and artists rent out little booths to show off their fine art work. Included in this aray are oil paintings, home made dresses and blouses, jewlery, home made soaps, home made wooden roses, they have a tie die booth, with every thing tie died under the sun. The reason it is nicnamed "Jenson Jam", is because restraunts in that area, all have live bands that night.
There is a restraunt in the afformentioned area called Craw Daddys. They specialise in Cajun/Creole food.. They have a New Orlieans themed atmosphere. As you are greated at Craw Daddys, you have your pick at some beads. The style of bead they carie changes from time to time.
Wahoos is a couple of miles West of Jenson Beach, on Us high way 1. It has a boat dock. If one, with a boat wanted to drop by Wahoos, while they were in the water, they simply pull their boat off to the dock, and walk onto the deck at Wahoos. Many times there is live music playing on the deck there. Most of the time there is a nice breeze comiong off the water.
In Fort Pierce there is a Manity observitory. When they first built it, it had a power plant near by. The manities use to go there to warm up from the warm water that run off from it. The power plant shut down a short time after the Manitee observitory went up. Now one can observe the manitiees in Jamuary and Febuary, when the waters by the observitory are a bit warmer than the rest of the ocean, despite the power plant closing.
There is plenty to do inside the observitory. They have a manities movie in a room there.
They have a gift shop where they have t shirts, and books about Florida.
They have variouse acuariums, such as sea horse, and variouse fish.
Port St Lucie itself has several parks, including one by a river. River Park, has a little fishing dock in one direction, and a path that walks by the river in the other.
20 or so years ago there was only a dirt road going through, and a gas station. One had to drive to Stuart, (a near by town) to buy other things. I learned this from a local to Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie has developed rather quickly over a short period of time. Port St. Lucie has a population of about 300,000, but is is spread out over a large area. Port St. Lucie is home to the New York Mets training camp. Sence Port St. Lucie's expansion, it has all the conviences of a big city, with out the tall buildings. Port St. Lucie houses bingo parlers, bowing, hair and nail salons, pizza parlors, many of them making the pizzas and other foods from scratch. A one of the regional supermarkets is Publix. They have several of them in the city. Theyalso have the natioanl stores as well such as Wal Mart, Windixy, and a few others.
Around May is the perfect time a year to hear song birds singing around 8:00 a.m. January and Febuary, is brimming with tourist. It's the coolest time of the year in Port St. Lucie, with day time temratures in the 70'S
There are 3 beaches, that I visit, not too far from Port St. Lucie. Jenson beach, is a swimming beach with turquise waters, and sand full of shells.Once you get in the water though, the sand smooths out. Fort Piece also has a beach. Their beach has a couple of walkways that go out into the ocian a little ways. People fish there, as well as sight see. The 3rd beach that I visit is in Stuart. It's called Bath Tub beach, because the water there is warmer then in some of the other beaches. There is also a doggie beach between the fort peairce beach, and Jenson beach. The beaches are directly East of us, and a little to the North or South, depending on which beach you want to go to.
I went to Jenson beach the other day, and saw a couple of flocks of Pelicans flying close to the waves, almost as though they were surfing. The tide was low, so I could go quite a ways into the water, before it started getting deep. My husband and I met some friends there, and we sat and looked at the waves, under our shady umbrella. There were some kids across the way with a pit bull. She was very well trained. They would through the foot ball into the waves, and she would go in after it. It was her, and one other dog, off to the other side of us. He was an older dog, and mostly sat under the umbrella and whined a bit now and then. Us, the dog lovers, and a few other people, sat off to the side of the beach a ways. We were away form the main entrance, to beat the croud. Also the sand isn't as shelly in that part.
On rainiy days in Port St. Lucie, (if it's not raining that hard) it's fun to dress in your swim suit, and a pull over, and take your dog for a walk. It's a great way to cool off on a hot day. On day's that it rains in Port St. Lucie, it may be hot befor the rain, then the rain comes and the temperature drops a good 10 degrees. Very pleasant.
A1A is a high way that runs along the ocian. Restraunts with water front views, line the road. You can also see the ocian from between the trees from time to time.
On high way 95 in Port St. Lucie, you can turn onto the turn pike. On it, you can go all the way up to Orlando.
Once in Orlando there is so much to do. There is Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Epcot center. The Epcot center has themed based exibits from around the world. They also have a few future based exibits as well. A lot of times these exibits test proto types, for marketing perposes. For example, when I went on a vertual reality space craft, there was a man dressed in dess slacks, and a nice shirt and tie, asking patrons quetions and their feelings of the ride when they got off. There is also a water park called Wet -n- Wild. The later is a water park. It cost adult Florida patrons $30 a piece to visit the park for a day. There is lots to do there.
Informational Booklets aobout Disney Theme Parks
If your ever in orlando, and want to visit one of the Disney theme parks,
these informational booklets are a must have.
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