If you Need A Computer to Keep Up On VT...
Because I am addicted to VT (as most of you are), I had to have access daily to a computer. My husband also needed access to work on his stock market adventures. So, we found:
The Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Each day you may use a computer for one hour. We used it every day except Sundays (because it is closed on Sundays).
You go to the desk, show your Driver's License or some other government form of identification, and when a computer is available, you are called.
You have access, via the network, to an excellent printer also.
We also made use of the copy machine, the newspapers, and "Friends of the Library" sell paperbacks for 75 cents and hardback books for two to three dollars. They are in excellent shape. I purchased about twenty books, and read them all!
We also used the Bonita Mail Box Business which charges $14.00 per hour to use the computers. (They have two computers plus printer). If we had a good deal of work to do (more than an hour's worth), we would supplement our hour at the library with some time at the Bonita Mail Box. I only used it two times. I loved going to the library every day. We got to know the librarians (they recognized us on sight!) And we mingled with the locals, which was great fun. Also, when you use local facilities, you start to feel a part of the community, and that's a good thing!
Mann Hall for Excellent Broadway Musicals
One Saturday night during our stay in Bonita Springs, we went to Mann Hall in Fort Myers to see the Broadway musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar".
The 2003-2004 season included:
"Jesus Christ Superstar"
The Variety Series included:
The Four Tops
The Doobie Brothers
The Lord of the Dance
The Beach Boys
Peter, Paul & Mary
During the holidays "The Nutcracker" was performed by the Sarasota Ballet and featured the Southwest Florida Symphony and Chorus.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is a facility of Edison Community College
The theatre has elevators, full service bars, handicapped parking, restrooms, and infrared listening systems.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" was an updated version, and it was quite powerful. We truly enjoyed every minute of it.
Escaping Chicago's Winter
"Beautiful Bonita, a Breath of Spring"
Why go to Southwest Florida, especially Lee County? Why, because of its beauty, the beaches, the wildlife, the culture, the shopping, and the excellent restaurants.
This area has many distinct areas, each with its own unique personality and special attractions.
Below are some examples:
It boasts more miles of canals than Venice, Italy! It's a community with a multitude of marinas, golf courses, tennis, freshwater fishing, and a water park. Also the Burrowing Owl (rare) digs holes underground to live, and they are found in the Cape Coral area.
Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee Intracoastal Waterway and is known as the "City of Palms." There are 1,800 majestic royal palms lining McGregor Boulevard.
Fort Myers Beach
It's located on Estero Island and has long been recognized as one of the "world's safest beaches" because of its shoreline that gently slopes into the gulf. There are miles of beaches, many back bays, estuaries, and lush mangrove forests.
Mattacha & Pine Island
Once you cross the bridge to Matlacha area, it's like stepping back in time when fishing was the area's biggest industry. This quaint little village continues to be a fisherman's paradise. It's also known for the "Fishingest Bridge in the USA!"
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Miles of pristine white sand beaches and dense mangrove forest, these narrow islands offers visitors the best shelling beaches in North America! Over half of the islands are preserved as wildlife sanctuaries. No building is taller than the highest palm tree (it's the law)!
Bonita Springs & Beaches, Estero
On the southern boundary of the Lee Island Coast are remote island beaches which are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the area. There are also parks and wildlife areas where you can walk through the remnants of history or along elevated boardwalks through wet prairies and Cypress grounds.
"How Many Wealthy People Can There Be?"
As we walked along Bonita Beach, we marveled at the beautiful, huge beach houses that cost millions of dollars. We ask, "Where do so many people get so much money?"
"Thank Goodness for Audubon"
As we walked the 2.5 miles in the Corkscrew Santuary and were awed by the wildlife and giant cypress trees, we just thanked our lucky stars that Audubon had the forethought to help save a portion of this beautiful area.
"Bird Watchers Rejoice!"
This area is a paradise for bird watchers. The trees, bushes, and beaches are "loaded" with birds of every kind.
"Bonita's Beautiful Sunsets"
We were always in awe of the beautiful sunsets as we walked the beaches in Bonita.
"Bonita's Towering Banyan Tree"
One of the most referenced landmarks of Old Bonita Community Park is this towering Banyan Tree.
"Jovial Fun at Jungle Larry's"
It's always fun to drive over to Naples and visit Jungle Larry's. It's a great show, especially with all the wild cats.
"Classy Ambiance at the Shopping Mall"
It's a joy to shop in Bonita Springs because of the atmosphere, architecture, and outdoor fountains and waterfalls.