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POLK COUNTY FLORIDA (South of ORLANDO; East of TAMPA)

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Join for information on Central Florida that's south of Orlando and "The Mouse", West of Vero Beach and East of Tampa.
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THE POLK COUNTY COUCHSURFING SOCIALS ON August 22, 2007; OCTOBER 10, November 30, December 7; March 22, 2008; April 4, April 27, May 7, May 31, Oct 17; Jan 15, 2009, February 9, March 21, July 17, December 18; March 27, 2010, April 12, June 25, July 26, August 6, August 28; March 12, 2011, April 21, August 10 and 19, September 11, October 21, October 22, October 27, November 18, December 7; January 8, 2012, March 10, May 14, June 6, August 28, Nov 18, Dec 20; March 13, April 18, 2013, A RECORD 10 EVENTS in May 2013, were BIG HITS, then the summer continued June 5, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 15, August 18, August 21, Sept 24, Sept 25, Oct 16, Oct 23 ...

So, WE will do more EVENTS soon - Oct 26 and 30!

You are invited to all Couchsurfing Socials coordinated by the Polk CS Group! And all CSers are encouraged to organize events/activites in Polk County!

Winter Haven is in a central location approximately 50 miles from both Orlando and Tampa.

For more information, directions and RSVP, contact:

Cynthia ccrmail@yahoo.com
(a/k/a LadyLawyer) (CS URL: www.couchsurfing.org/people/ladylawyer)OR

Doug jaguar@spirit-warrior.com
www.couchsurfing.org/people/spiritwarrior
863-430-2557.

Bring any travel tips, deals, experiences and ideas you would like to share.

Please RSVP to events on the meetings page even if you are a “maybe” so we can estimate a head count.

We hope to see you soon,
Cynthia and
Doug
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PS: Local websites and suggestions for travel include:

Restaurants:
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^^^Auburndale
Peebles BBQ
^^^Davenport
The Pub - English & Irish
^^^Ft. Meade
Lisa Jo’s BBQ & Ice Cream
^^^Lake Alfred
Gary’s Oyster Bar
^^^Lake Pierce
Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood
^^^Lake Wales
Lake Ashton Country Club (looks private,
but it is not- go to Eagles Nest for
casual food and half-priced cocktails before
7 pm) *****
Cherry Pocket - cool, funky - lakefront -
Seafood *****
Beef O Brady's - pub food, sports tvs
Garfields (Eagle Ridge Mall)- cocktails, casual
Junior's - seafood
Romeo's - Italian
Norby’s Steak & Seafood
Scuttles - Seafood
^^^Lakeland
Antiquarian - gourmet
Black and Brew - coffee
Bonefish Grill
Carrabbas - Italian
CDB’s - Italian
Café Roti - Indian
Gosh - sushi
Harry’s Seafood
L'Incontro - Authentic Italian
Louie Pappas - Greek
Mario’s Italian
Saigon Cafe - Vietnamese
Shingetsu - sushi
Spice - sushi & Thai
Sumo - sushi
Texas Cattle Co., Lakeland
^^^Winter Haven
Andy’s Igloo - ice cream
Bean & Grape Wine Bar
Carrabbas - Italian
Grape Expectations Wine Bar
El Olivio - Mexican
Pizza Central - Pasta or Pizza
Royal Asian Fusion - upscale sushi/Asian
Richard’s Coffee
Tsunami - sushi
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Places to go and things to do (here and within a 2-hour drive):

Arts & Crafts Shows - http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/Florida.htm
Bok Tower Sanctuary, Lake Wales - a peaceful garden and carillon tower *****
http://www.boksanctuary.org/
Florida Air Museum, Lakeland - www.floridaairmuseum.org
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa - www.flaquarium.org
Florida’s Greenways and Trails - http://www.floridadep.org/gwt/guide/index.htm
Florida’s Secret Destinations - http://www.florida-secrets.com/titlepage.htm
Florida Skydiving Center, Lake Wales - www.floridaskydiving.com
Florida Trail Association - www.florida-trail.org
Haslam’s Book Store, St. Petersburg - www.haslams.com
Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa - www.lowryparkzoo.com
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota - www.selby.org
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland - www.polkmuseumofart.org
Polk Theater: independent films, Lakeland - http://www.polktheatre.org/
Winter Haven events - http://www.winterhavenfl.com/calendars
Ybor City, Tampa - www.ybor.org

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Attractions and special events outside the county:

Busch Gardens, Tampa - www.buschgardens.com
Legoland- (at Florida's First Theme Park of Cypress Gardens)*****
Fantasy of Flight, Polk City - http://www.fantasyofflight.com/calendar.asp
Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City - www.flstrawberryfestival.com
Kennedy Space Center, Titusville - www.kennedyspacecenter.com
Sun and Fun Fly-In and Air Show, Lakeland - www.sun-n-fun.org

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Museums outside the county:

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala - www.appletonmuseum.org
Classic Corvettes and Collectables, Tarpon Springs - www.classiccorvettes.com
Dali Museum, St. Petesburg - www.salvadoredalimuseum.org
Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg - www.floridamuseum.org
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs - www.spcollege.edu/museum
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa - www.mosi.org
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - www.fine-arts.org
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota - www.ringling.org
Silver Museum, Largo - www.silverqueen.com
South Florida Museum, Bradenton - www.southfloridamuseum.org
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Pinellas Park - www.tbauto.org
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa - www.tampamuseum.com

--------------------and Visitors Centers:-----------------

www.visitcentralflorida.org (Visitors Center for the County)
http://www.visitcentralflorida.org/do/attraction_listings.php (Lake Wales' Visitors Center at The Grove House, complete with details on citrus growing and history in the museum)



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LADYLAWYER LADYLAWYER moderator Founder of Polk County Group in 2007/Ambassador 08/01/2007
Richmond Garwood Richmond Garwood moderator Local - interested in meeting other CS'rs 02/18/2008
Doug Bohannon Doug Bohannon moderator 08/02/2007
Stefano TonettiStefano Tonetti I live in lakeland 05/08/2013
Nathan SeayNathan Seay 03/30/2014
MarynaRedMarynaRed I live in Davenport and would love to meet new people 04/12/2014
HAPPYJHAPPYJ 01/11/2010
Rosa ArditoRosa Ardito I live in Polk County 08/27/2012

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