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Weekend Recap: July 4th Weekend

Happy Tuesday! Although for me it’s pretty much Thursday, since I’m only working two days this week, then I’m off for the weekend! Pretty rough, I know 😀 I’m looking forward to another great weekend after the perfect July 4th weekend we had!

Friday we had a pizza night with family, a perfect way to kick off a weekend of fun (and gluttony). Saturday morning was spent being somewhat productive so we could enjoy the rest of the weekend. That afternoon we went out on my father-in-laws boat to get drinks at the Boathouse in Cape Coral, followed by dinner at Pincher’s Crab Shack.

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

It was a great evening for boating. There were a few complaints about the lack of a breeze, but that’s just the way I like it! #alwayscoldproblems

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

We also got to see one of the best sunsets I’ve seen over the water here in Southwest Florida! So gorgeous!!

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Sunday was spent in my favorite way: poolside with a drink 😀 The in-laws made ribs(the best in Southwest Florida!), and I took full advantage of their pool.

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

And my pineapple float, of course!

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Monday was spent on the boat again, this time with champagne and fireworks! We watched the fireworks from the dock and seriously had the BEST view. The City of Fort Myers sets them off right behind the bridge behind us here. There was a little bit of rain, but it was a great show!

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

A sweatshirt in July?? In Florida?? Yeah…did I mention I’m always cold?!

July 4th Weekend | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July as well!! Here’s to hoping your week moves as quickly as mine will!

Weekend Recap: Exploring Punta Gorda

This past Saturday we made a quick trip to Punta Gorda and did a little touristy exploring. There’s a brewery there that we’ve been wanting to checkout for quite awhile, so we decided to make a day of it. Fat Point Brewing is about 45 minutes away from us, but I seriously wish it was closer, because it would definitely become a regular spot for us!! I had a beer flight so I could sample a few beers, and we split a tasty pizza. The Big Boca Ale was definitely my favorite, and I was happy to hear they can it as well, so I’ll be on the lookout at the grocery store from now on.

Fat Point Brewing, Punta Gorda | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Love that they label each beer since I can NEVER keep track!

They have a fun little outdoor area with all my favorite things: Adirondack chairs, corn hole, and even bocce! Like I said, we would totally be enjoying this place often if it were closer!
Fat Point Brewing, Punta Gorda | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Afterwards, we headed over the Punta Gorda’s waterfront shopping area, Fisherman’s Village to browse the cute little touristy shops.

Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

They even had spots for cheesy photo ops..that had my name all over it! 😉

Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda| Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Tripadvisor recently came out with a list of the best ice cream shops in America, and it’s just so happens that #1 is located in Punta Gorda. We’re pretty much the worlds biggest ice cream fans, so we knew we had to go! The view was great, but I have to say the ice cream didn’t compare to my beloved Love Boat Ice Cream :/
Harborwalk Ice Cream, Punta Gorda | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Even though I grew up in Southwest Florida, there are still so many nearby places and things on my list to do and see! Hoping that over the next few months, we can check off a few more things!