Bob's Train - May 2024

What a great time and adventure we had at Bob’s train. Many members joined the fun today seeing rail cars once owned by John and Mabel Ringling and dining in a rail car restored to its finest. Four cars made up Bob’s Train. Hundreds, if not more, pictures and memorabilia lined the walls of the train. Bob himself provided information as to how he acquired the trains and a brief bit about his life, marrying into the circus family and his love for trains. Even our waitress was a relative of the Wallenda family. 


Mothers Day at Farlows - 2024


Club Events

Cinco de Mayo Party - 2023


Tropical Breeze Mini Golf - May 2024

Eleven hardy members braved the heat to play 18 holes of intense mini golf at the Tropical Breeze Fun Park.

The game was ladies vs the men....and the ladies were the winners.

Several members scored holes in one, along with lots of laughter.

 

Dinner took place at the 10 Twenty five restaurant in Cape  Coral, I think we all enjoyed the air conditioned atmosphere.  Even the seats were cold.  Interesting as the waitress remembered us from our previous visit.


Simpli Clapton at Visani's - April 2024

A number of members (mostly ladies…) had a great time with Mike Inbasciani  performing a fantastic Eric Clapton Tribute show.


Cruise to Solomons Castle

Great day for our Sunday “Ride & Dine” to Solomon’s Castle in Ona. We had an enjoyable relaxing ride on our way through some nice roads in the Florida countryside. The Castle is quite an interesting place where everything inside and outside was constructed by the artist, Howard Solomon. 


Cruise to Penny's Diner for Lunch - April 2024


Sunset at Ponce Park - April 2024

A hardy group braved the wind to watch the sunset at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda.


Everglades City - Lunch at the Rod and Gun Club 2024


LRC Game Night - April 2024


Easter Brunch 2024

Seventeen members enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch at The Captain's Table.  Delicious foods were enjoyed including prime rib, leg of lamb, glazed ham, shrimp tortellini, chicken, salmon, oysters, along with an assortment of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts.  A feast for sure.


King's Roadhouse - March 2024

A number of PRCC members enjoyed dinner at the King’s Roadhouse yesterday and Patti ‘O, who is still visiting, also joined the group. The Roadhouse has some pretty nice choices on their menu. Afterwards, a few of us went to the Captain’s Creamery for ice cream.


Venice Car Show 2024

What a great and beautiful day for the annual Florida Venice Corvettes car show at Centennial Park in Venice. 

 

PRCC had 7 entries today. They were Wally and Jerrie Schmalz (with Harry O ‘Gnome), John and Kathy Goodspeed, Steve and Rachel Schowdoski, Jerry Suminski, Bruce Olmsted, Bob and Helen Keyes and Sally and Diego Betancourt. 

 

Three members received trophies today. John and Kathy received a Participant’s Choice trophy for their beautiful C8. Bruce Olmsted received a judged trophy for his red ’61 (?) convertible and Bob and Helen received the BIG one!!  Overall Best of Show for their gorgeous blue ’66.


Twisted Fork 2024


Amazing Race 2024


Annual Picnic - 2024


Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour - Jan 2023

The club had a terrific time touring the Wicked Dolphin Distillery in Cape Coral on January 10th. We all got sample various rums and specialty drinks. After the tour we had a great meal at Duffy's Sports Grill.


Holiday Party - 2023

A good time was had by all at our annual holiday party and gift exchange at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club.


Halloween Party - 2023

Thurston Howell III and his wife Lovey from Gilligan’s Island (Ed and Elaine),  a Louisiana bayou voodoo priest and his angelic wife Kevin and Linda Riley), a crashed/banged-up race car driver with his attending nurse ( Preston and Nina Morgan), a sweet farmer gal (Dianne McGinnis), a giant peanut butter cup and his creepy companion (Jim and Mary - see her hat), a 25-cent gumball machine and her companion who also brought a bag of quarters (Rick and Wendy Rymberg), Hansel and Gretel (Diego and Sally), a lovely princess pumpkin (Miss Linda), a scary LED masked couple (Bruce and Bev Olmsted), and then there was a guy we usually see with a car show trophy, and no exception this time, he has lovely Helen by his side (the Keyes). 😊

 

That was some serious competition but Hansel and Gretel outlasted the others for the Best Costume prize: a GIANT 5lb. Hershey Chocolate bar!!

The other costume competitors received the table centerpieces.

 

Once again, many thanks to Jim Dandy, Mary Ortiz, Jerry Suminski, Ed Kerschke, Elaine McNeill and all the others who helped put together this fun event for PRCC.

 


The Point in Osprey - Oct 2023


Deep Lagoon Seafood and Oyster House - Oct 2023


M'Zuma at Babcock Ranch - Sept 2023


Fins at Sharkey's - Sept 2023


Tropical Breeze Mini Golf, 10twentyfive, and Boozy Shakes - Sept 2023


Englewood Beach and The Waverly - August 2023


Mystery Ride to the Lighthouse - August 2023


Pink Elephant - Boca Grande -  August 2023


Murder in Paradise at the Broadway Palms - August 2023


Rum Bucket - July 2023


Ringling Brothers Museum - July 2023


Der Dutchman July 2023


Dinner at Point 57 - June 2023


Meet and Greet Lunch - June 2023

Forty combined members of the Peace River Corvette Club and Venice Florida Corvettes were in attendance to enjoy lunch and friendship. We would have had more people but the restaurant capped our group reservation to 40 people. That just means the next time we are going to need a bigger venue!!! Every time our two clubs get together we have a great time and lots of fun.


Road Trip to the Log Cabin - 2023

Club ride to the Log Cabin BBQ in LaBelle for lunch. About 1.5 hour ride into central Florida with great back roads and plenty of curves. 

Then another ride after lunch to the Rum Bucket in Ft Myers for libations and music.


Marker 42 - May 2023


Road Trip to Lake Placid - April 2023


Mote Aquarium 2023


PRCC Amazing Race 2023


Mini Golf 2023


Cool Today Park - Braves vs Rays - 2023


Valentines Day Dinner 2023


2023 Annual Picnic

2023 Photo Rally

Our first Photo Rally fundraiser for the Charlotte County Special Olympics was a huge success.  Participants and organizers alike all had a great time for a worthy cause.