RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT

The 8th and final in the Real Music, Real Masters Series, RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT was definitely worth seeing twice.

 

 

 

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Season Pass holders were allowed to take a visitor for free in the month of February so I saw all of the shows this week:

TURN IT UP:  the coolest show at Busch Gardens

 

 

 

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OPENING NIGHT CRITTERS:

 

 

 

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ROCK A DOO WOP:

 

 

 

Walking through Busch Gardens:

 

 

 

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LEONARD, COLEMAN & BLUNT

Week 7 of the Real Music Real Masters Series at Busch Gardens was one of my favorites.  Leonard, Coleman and Blunt: former lead vocalists of the Temptations, Platters and Drifters really know how to entertain.  Timeless songs performed by amazing singers.  Growing up in the same neighborhood and working together for so many years, their performance is like fine wine, getting better with time.

 

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Today was 87F in Tampa so the animals were mostly laying around.

 

Pam Tillis

Week 5 of the 2018 Real Music Real Masters Series at Busch Gardens features Pam Tillis at the Stanleyville Theatre.  A relaxed performance with old country music.  Monday afternoon was a small attendance, so we had the very best seats in the house.

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This week’s walk with the animals features the Gorillas.  Wonderful warmer weather so the young gorillas were very playful today:

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We stayed for the 4PM Ice show:  Turn It UP.  A very energetic skate performance.

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Week four of the Real Music Real Masters Series at Busch Gardens was Herman’s Hermts starring Peter Noone.  I attended their 155th performance on Monday at Busch Gardens.  The “Noonies” were out in full force with their T shirts and lights.  Peter Noone’s amazing voice and audience interaction, even when performing “I’m Henry the 8th” for more than the 1 Millionth time, continues to thrill and takes us back to our days of youth.

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This week’s animal walk after the show:

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On the way to see Herman’s Hermits we met this bird:

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The Diamonds

Week Number 3 of the 2018, Busch Gardens: Real Music Real Masters Series was The Diamonds.

The Diamonds are an amazing live performance to attend.  Be certain to take advantage of anytime you have an opportunity to see The Diamonds live.

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This week’s walk with the animals at Busch Gardens included the Bird Cage and Kangaroos.

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Family Fishing Festival

Hosted by Withlacoochee River Park and Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources.

 

Wonderful welcome:

 

This was an excellent family event.  The first 300 children to fill their event cards received a fishing rod and tackle.  Rods were available on loan so you could join the children fishing.  Events included learning how to tie knots and cast.

 

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Of course the main event was fishing:

 

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Sherrif’s Mounted Posse:

 

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Free lunch of hotdogs, pizza, chips, donuts and water:

 

 

No visit is complete without a walk by the river and through the trails:

 

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Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallendo Duo

Introducing the first in the Real Music, Real Masters 2018 Series.

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Then we were asked not to take any photos or videos.  I was in the second row and the show was amazing.

Busch Gardens posted a video of the act.  Busch Gardens Video on Facebook

At the end of the show there was a brief photo op.

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Of course the animals are always entertaining:

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Looking forward to the Real Music, Real Masters series.

Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society’s 23rd Annual Garden Tour

Always an amazing event due to the amazing Sponsors, Volunteers and Hosts, that so graciously open their gardens for the tour.

#1 Located at 57 Ashby Crescent, Strathroy

Newer Subdivision with country feel.  Cool pool and Rubber Ducky.

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#2 Located at 95 Saxonville Court, Strathroy

Newer area with established trees left on sites.  Wonderful mix of new and old with an automatic watering/irrigation system to help keep maintenance low.

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#3 Strathroy Public Library, 34 Frank Street, Strathroy

Tickets for the tour could be bought here.  Silent auction and other items for sale.

#4 Located at 162 Front Street West

An old house was demolished at this site 3 years ago to make way for a beautiful garden beside the MacKinlay-Paul Park.  A wonderful fenced in area providing an excellent private pond and garden.

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#5 Silent Auction was moved to #3 as the tour was blessed with excellent weather. 

#6 Located at 217 Millpond Crescent, Strathroy

Unique urban wilderness backing onto trails at Sydenham Conservation Area.

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#7 Located at 24458 Poplar Hill, RR#2 Ilderton

Beautiful 1/2 acre haven.  An ever changing canvas.

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# 8 Located at 9535 Greystead Dr, Denfield ON

Wonderful metamorphosis in only 7 years from 20 acres of pasture and bush to Home, Gardens and trails.

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