And if you gentlemen think your wives make a bit too much noise at times, you may have a different perspective after visiting up close and personal with over 750 Parrots, including 75 Free Flying Macaws in an 80-Foot Flight Aviary and over 50 playful African Greys.
As you might imagine, some of the parrots can talk and they make the tour a fun but loud educational experience. Bring earplugs if it would be helpful.
A $5 minimum donation for their aerial residents’ care would be greatly appreciated.
We should arrive home in time for husbands to prepare dinner.
I/we would like to go to I/we would like to go to Strickland Memorial Park with the BBC on March 18th. Enclosed is my $25 check (pp).
Print your name(s): _______________________________________________________________________________________________
I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________________________________________________________________
I/we have a credit with BBC and wish to use it on this trip _______________
Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162
You could instead hand your addressed envelope to a person at the counter at Safe Ship in Colony Plaza, saving you the stamp.
Liability Waiver: The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club. Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. This will only need to be done one time; not yearly as in the past. Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip.
Where the heck is Hudson, you ask?
About 1 ½ hrs. from the Villages on the Gulf
This could become your secret family or friends get-away, as we believe this location may be the Villages’ closest, Gulf-front, open-water, sand-between-your-toes, traffic-free beach destination.
This community park consists of 6 acres located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The beach frontage is about 1,900 feet and the swimming area is 290 feet for our Polar Bear Club members. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any Florida water north of Key West above 69-70 degrees in March. This is a great place to bask in the sun, read a good book, share in interesting conversation, or cast a line. From the beach, boardwalk, lawn swings, or the observation area above the pavilion, keep your eyes open for the dolphins, fish, crabs and sea turtles passing by.
No chair or umbrella rentals are available here.
Contrary to most of our trips, plan on enjoying your dinner in the comfort of your home or at your favorite local haunt.
|Strickland Memorial Park|
|April15||Anna Maria Island |
|South Jetty Park, Port Canaveral|
|June||2/3 night trip, Atlantic Coast possibility|
On our way home, we will stop for ½ hour at The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary whose mission is to care for the well-being of parrots and other exotic birds. They do not breed, sell, trade, or offer for adoption the birds in their care. Instead, they endeavor to provide them with a permanent home that allows them to mingle with other compatible birds in outdoor open-flight aviaries. They also strive to provide a permanent, caring home for birds with special needs. Finally, they are committed to raising public awareness regarding the moral responsibilities and physical demands of keeping parrots or other wild animals as pets.
Our First Foray in 2019 will be Somewhere New… and Something a Bit Different.
2019 Beach Trips
Let’s take a quick hop down to Hudson, Florida for an abbreviated visit
(arrive back 5:10-5:40) to Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park.
Many people simply come out to enjoy the view or grab lunch at Sam's On the Beach or the Inn on the Gulf restaurants, which are both located right on the property.
To join us on this trip, print the reservation form (click on green button below) and mail it along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $25 per person to the address below. On March 8th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status.
**To open the printable versions, move your cursor to the left hand side of the blue or green button. Your cursor will then turn into a hand. Once it does, click on the button and the print version will open in a new window.