Monthly Archives: March 2011

Flying in History: Riding in the DAV’s B-25 Bomber

Panchito, B-25 Mitchell Bomber Flown in WWII in Doolittle Raid

Panchito, B-25 Mitchell Bomber Flown in WWII in Doolittle Raid

The Florida International Air Show flies into action March 26 & 27, 2011, at the Punta Gorda Airport (formerly the Charlotte County Airport).┬áThis morning I had the opportunity to check out one of the planes on display during the air show. In fact, I had the opportunity to fly in a piece of history aboard the Disabled American Veterans’ B-25 Mitchell Bomber flown in World War II including the Doolittle Raid in 1942. Continue reading

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Get Married by Kayak: Paddle to Say I Do in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

Wedding Vow Ceremony by Phoenix Rising Kayak Tours, Don Pedro Island State Park, Fla.

Wedding Vow Ceremony by Phoenix Rising Kayak Tours, Don Pedro Island State Park, Fla.

The bride didn’t wear a dress with a long train and the groom didn’t wear a tuxedo. Attire was eco-casual. As I watched the couple exchange vows, my bare feet sunk into the soft sand as the Gulf of Mexico surf washed over them.

Last month I had the opportunity to witness a vow renewal ceremony which began at Don Pedro Island State Park Land Base. Warren Resen and his bride, Jeanne O’Connor, have been married for about 8 months but when I told Warren about this new service, he and Jeanne were game to renew their vows.
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