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The. And it’s a Hyundai. Someday. And welcome to our divine daily podcast episode, two forty and he’s Wednesday. Twentieth. February and we sitting here on studio together. Drinking coffee is beautiful day outside seventy four already in the morning, and we enjoying it. Your hos rates get with the master of masters and your host, Matt. And I was just going to say it was nice not waking up in the morning and half to wiping off the do off my windows. All really means. You walk up really late. Yeah. Relate, try the other other direction li-literally put anyway. Yeah. It is nice as how tight beautiful. Twentieth. I was in a beach yesterday doing something. And and I couldn’t believe how many people sitting on a beach. Crowded just sitting. Yup. So they’re they’re flowing in seasons. And on my point is they sitting they do nothing. Yeah. City. Yeah. Yeah. They’re here on vacation or enjoying their time today. Yeah. It’s obviously that’s only as working. That’s right. Uh-huh. That’d be loved. We do. Yeah. We do. I love what I’m doing right now. Do you drinking coffee you best talking guzzling coffee coffee guzzler? Yeah. And that seems to be touched it subject. We have our sponsor we do in our sponsor is divine Naples coffee. Shop coming to you the doors are not open right now. But they are providing us the coffee, and we want to invite you. And we’ll let you know when those doors open, we invite you to come in and have the best Cup of coffee in all the Naples that will inspire your poets poets poetry and divine Naples coffee. Shop is part of divine Naples dot com. The also in for Senator into downtown, APRIL’s, and we took the first business under our own Birla, and that is divine spa. So now, divine spa became to be divine. Naples are all insane building and are looking to serve. You and provide you with excellence of information. I was looking for everything about Naples were just trying to inform people about Maples and the surrounding area and south southwest, Florida. We got some information for you today about the surrounding area, and we are about to build a community and bring more people to our local businesses because they are just really essential part of our local economy and the community three jobs, and you’re happy to have them because they just shared their passion most times in with the customers and what they do they lost. And we just love to be part of this community if you coming and traveling to Naples, or if you live here, please come to divine APL dot com as often as you can. And if you wanna share some of your stories, or some of the pictures or anything, you have you can do you have always pictures or video you can use Email share as divine Naples that gum, and if is appropriate because you know, we may never know. May get some world is full craze that about you know, it may not like, it would be say sure, be careful if you if you say something nice about mad needle share it. Stay positive. Anyway. That’s what we try to bring. Here’s a positive vibe and smile as much as we do live in the healthiest and happiest city accordingly in the United States, they say, and we just want to you know, spread the love that’s v do and for that reason of spreading lawf- via podcasts. And if you, you know, if you like what are you hearing done forget to subscribe, whatever the platform yarn on right? So we are here sitting in our studio every single day, you know, bringing something interesting something new today subject is, and it is ten things you might not know about Maples. It’s not actually just Naples, but it’s the surrounding area and just starting off on this. I want to say, you know, we’re known for pristine beaches. Yes, you know, sunset, and we are also known for great podcast. The. Euboea VR. So it’s the golf capital of the United States. And so there you have it. But you know, we’re surrounded by most Italian restaurants in on St.. Maybe the French bitter. Get busy down there on better. But anyway, all the Naples is surrounded by golf courses communities beaches, you know, restaurants nice streets like fifth, and that type of thing you’re actually surrounded by one of the most awesome ecosystems in the world. And we’re going to talk about a few. You have all in the world. You know, how walled is big. That’s huge.
And so do you mean like the biggest it’s one of the best? Okay. Maybe I’ll correct myself. It is one of the biggest and best ecosystems that ever ever ever go in see. And you know what? I now I’m thinking, well, just let me just give you one one of the one of the facts, and some people may know, you may be a local live down here know all about this place, and where you may be a tourist and don’t know. So some people may know the information some might not. But here goes I point did, you know, according to trip. Advisors travels choice award Marco island is the number one island in the US and number four in the world. Remember, I just said in you mean by visits or what they decide how how it’s the number one. It’s choice that they made. Number two. I just wanna touch sharing just put. Inputs like my thoughts. Right. So like then fifteen years ago Tripadvisor was a joke. People are like, you know, taking joke, and look how much credibility burnt. I mean, they say something, right? And even talking about it on a podcast. I mean right now the amount of the people using trip advisor. And I it’s based on their opinions. They take this really seriously. So it’s really nice to see you know, how rating the I mean the Marco island. Yeah. Because his seriously vengeful wonderful island, and is number one rated it’s never one rated in the US and in the world, take that into perspective. Listen to be in the world think about how big the world is saying, it’s unbelievable. Well, it’s believable. I guess coordin- trip advisor. But you have both been there. I love mar. Okay. People. Let me love mar Levin, I do too. I don’t go to often. But when I go, you know, it’s it’s a pain sometime because the travels so let me just say people Ma. Island is really nice island. So if you don’t have to go there just don’t because when we go there, we don’t know parking spaces, whatever to get there. You not all of you cannot go there understand that please just keep some, you know, some spaces for the locals. For the. You know, that’s true soon going to be traveling by Baltimore God. Because seriously, the whole island is very hard to even park next to Starbucks. It’s just so one way way out and willing. Luckily, I know some tricks how to bargain some of the places. Sure, those drinks I cannot reveal you can’t disclose now. Yeah. But in oh seriously. It’s wonderful wonderful right next ten thousand islands. I was just going to mention sorry. Don’t you Marco island is the largest of the ten thousand islands in? This is a group of islands that are famous for kayaking fishing and also gathering shelf. Yes. Yeah. And you can just like, you know, there’s all kinds of water support activities. Like, you know, you can you can get tour guides that will be you know, that you can discover on our website right things to do in that type of thing or write your own jet, skier, whatever and just hop from island island. You know, you know, even just just. Get out there and enjoy there’s so many different ten thousand islands Agean that sit conceal something you do. Okay. So I when I got here like twenty three years ago, I had the best job into all I worked for a big corporation. But I very soon realize the expenses are higher than what I was making here. Yeah. Competitive what I was making Europe. And so I had to take another job, and I had the best job in my life. And that was on the beach in Marco island, and I was I was working boy. No, no, no, no. I was working at the beach attendant, and he were doing tours in ten thousand islands we were doing renting jet skis, and you’re like setting of them. I mean, I was little bit younger than today. You know? And it was really good job because I had such a beautiful if you, you know, everything all do realize of or in my view and passed them those water. Yeah. It doesn’t really care about much. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And and I was singled that time. Yeah. There you go. So you can imagine. Yeah. That was the best job. Your eyes popping all the saying. You know is popping that what I’m saying is, you know, the job didn’t feel like job vacation because somebody rent jet ski head to show them. How it works under my boss? His name was Richard in the rising there, by the way, I will be talking about him next few gas because he dust tours and ten thousand islands until today. And he’s one of the most knowledgeable guy in the ten thousand islands and his job there because you know, if you get lost in thousand islands, you cannot find maybe just John groves all kinds of you need to to to be well schooled to be tried those waters.
They are cases where people get the, you know, end up in jetskis in girls. And they’re those situations very interest keep in mind that you want to get somebody who knows they are. Yeah. But when when somebody rent a jet ski. Hit to always test it with us. The jury had to test it before put it away. Yeah. And he always said, you cost me so much money on gas amply cost me. I always say listen, I have to make sure the customers happy and satisfied. Yeah. His operating properly. I have so many hours onto jetski that I don’t have to ride jet skier. Don experience all of the till? Let’s go to point. Then there’s also the Everglades waterway in this runs from Everglade city to Flamingo, and it’s a great place to kayak again. And did, you know, here’s an interesting fact that it’s actually ninety nine miles long and takes seven to nine days to complete what walking just by guess, I don’t know, obviously, kayaking or whatever. Stephon days cocky, you’re getting I don’t think there’s going to be any trails that diesel seven ten miles a day. Yeah. I mean, pretty lazy. I mean, maybe you you’re superhuman can get seven days. But I’m just presenting the facts, let me just let me explain if I go on kayak is usually rented kayak, and that is limited in time. So you should see the speed. I’m taking up if I have only two hours you ever motor in it. No, I have two hours to get back, and I don’t wanna pay extra fee. You should. Always saving the dollar. Cise out of it to I come back. That’s cardio. I get some mileage on that for an extra five bucks. Yeah. They look at the where you been they get some snow on it. Yeah. Go ahead. Then you have the fuck patchy strand. Preserve, and this is a preserve that helps out the environment, and is also home to the ghost orchid, and I disliked the say home to the ghost orchid because we have an article written about the ghost on our website. In are interesting. You know history about it. Yeah. And it’s really awesome might want to check that out. And then I kind of have nickname. It goes back to Hatschi master. Yeah. That’s actually sticker on your color. I do I do. And so you get a lot of respect for that. Yeah. Even the police. And I just want to mention the orchid good distorted goes begging like thirties, right thirties or something. And it is really interesting story. I’m this is the only place in the wall a game where ghost orchid actually exists. Yeah. It’s really awesome in its unique species and just read that article, and and just get get get the history of that. Really amazing. Yeah. It’s just amazing. And then you have a did, you know that the western Everglades is the only place in the world where you can see alligators and crocodiles living in the same attitude while now these are saltwater crocodiles, by the way, most people probably crosses the United States. Wouldn’t even know that there was an actual crocodile species here in the United States. Okay. So I have two questions educational question. We’re gonna test you right, now don’t know. Not that. I’m the inhouse pharmacists Nessie house. Professor. Yes, alo-. It’s simple question. So do you know how I altogether can run short of distance. I have no idea. Okay. So you just got the points and. Probably won’t know the answers to the questions to or you said two questions to don’t overload, my brain. Yes. So he can run forty miles an hour chilies. That’s a man the best way to do run away from exact. Yes, sir guy in Florida, h one. Yeah. Exactly to do. You know, how recognize the difference between alligators and cloakroom by the teeth. I guess no. But the shape of their mouth. Okay. Yeah. Crooked is more like pointy the on the and and alligators more like why why short NY almost like you short? What? Description. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention these visit and medicine. I hope it doesn’t. He’s sort of. I. Just saying. If you like crocs Dom kidding. Oh, and he’ll his own cracks hooks right anyway. Digress. I love let’s take you on these targeted aggression.
There’s nobody else here. I know. Well, they’re coming. Probably can’t wait for me to get out dig coming for you coming. They got they got something to say, it’s also the home of the big cypress national park, which is the largest preserve in the United States. I’m going to say some two we have a lot of invasive species that are introduced to this environment. And one of them is the Burmese python. You just can’t I guess or whatever. Until they have seasons tags or whatever for people to try to help to to hunt them down and get them for for studying purposes, and understanding, you know, they popped two hundred babies in a couple of months. I mean, how have you? And maybe I can look this up to tomorrow, whatever. But I think one of the largest was found down here just a couple of days ago. It was huge. I forget the exact place. I think it was maybe out in a Moccoli. I thought replace, but yeah, we’ll try to hunt down that information. But so you have a lot of invasive species that have come from other places in the world. And you know, at one time Miami was a one of the number one places for getting exotic animals, you know, the the port of delivery I ever and so so that’s one the Burmese python python. And you know, you never know you might be out in the big Cyprus. You know, there’s there’s actually I forget the name of the lizard. There’s a lizard. He is larger desert and change the color mill mainly. You can see them green. Good name with. That’s that’s not Guana. No different name for it. Will look at a I I’m busy. You’re all. To me. Glosses you see more. There you go. Four is better than. -olutely then we’ll also someday we’ll talk about it. There’s corkscrew swamp sanctuary, and this is an awesome place with a lot of walkways and everything and you probably actually come into contact with an alligator. And then it’s also great place to see birds. We have tons of species of birds. We can’t get into that all here today. But in future will be discussing and informing me more about that a lot of the foul life that we have here. And then also it’s the home of the Florida panther. It’s interesting though, the Florida panther, you know, there’s different varieties in the United States of the we can call the cougar the panther, whatever. But I believe it was a species introduced from from Texas that was brought in here to try to repopulate the panther population here. And actually it’s estimated that we have about one hundred twenty two one hundred sixty adults remaining in this preserve area. So all your numbers are increasing. The are increasing. And it’s funny because when you go down all the way down to call your boulevard, and if you know where east Naples is Andy go off forty one and you turn left onto call your boulevard, you’ll go through a section of call your boulevard that actually has panther warning signs. Yes. Not like in California where I’m from. We have deer crossing signs whatever we have panther crossing signs. Well, it’s still better than having Google. Because crooner in your language is was related to something else. Thank you very much. Yeah. Well, that’s a subject for another day. I can say anyway anymore there. There’s some information for you today. And we’re going to try to do this. You know from time to time we’re going to the nature of this particular podcast, Monday through Friday is to introduce people to local businesses and allow that business owner to be able to explain why they do what they do what kind of services they provide the vision behind it and try to make connection between the business owner and the consumer consumer meaning you who may be looking for those types of products or services. So we’re just here to be able to use this podcast Bill local businesses, Bill community and just try to be informative. And if you wanna be on causes of business owner, it’s very easy can go to divine, Naples dot com. Four slash daily, dodgeball. Kost filled a forum on that. They can get over there. That’s right. But let me just say this. I mean, I have to give credit the amount of the information. He brought in today’s up so unbelievable. And he is just all some to learn some of the, you know, pinpoints of this beautiful avid that we live in and the if somebody’s just maybe sitting in the car right now and driving down to Florida and listening both costs and is somewhere like two thousand twenty six February. And they looking forward to be on the beach even crowded more than today than they already excited to do something else that sitting and doing nothing giving away and actually getting out and just just taking in the environment the wildlife, and that type of thing there’s just so many beautiful things to see down here.
And we’re going to try to inform you on all those different types of things. Just like the ghost orchids absolute and encourage you to use our local businesses rent kayaks or Podolsk boards or their guys which having ups Lutely awesome ratings on Tripadvisor too. And that’s the name rice tight and their ecology st-. You know, remember we had them on. And they will they will give you two of the Everglades and also ten thousand islands, and you can take pictures, and according to them than the day is never disdain, you can you can repeat that you know, two three times. And you always gonna see something else. Yeah. Exactly. Yep. Day down. Here is the same you promised. You’re going to go and to remember the I did planning to like going into kayak? So I feel too restricted. Why? I’m not gonna do the kayak option. I’m going good with jetski option because the other involves too much exercise how because I don’t like to be confined in KYW. No, let me just say this. I’ll take the responsibility for pod alling. Getting you tell me has the right there in two hours. You see dispeat-? Yeah. Right. So I don’t need your muscles smell. I’ll just. Have a life preserver on what I need you to do is when we on the kayak need you to sit in the bag. So the front is lifted. I can’t visions of can’t go faster. Oh my God. I just loved it should see my face. He starts looking face and rate. Yes, he always been. Yeah. I grow. Just love jokes. ’cause I’m always the target. Then let’s get somebody else. It’d be we can pick on you. You need to be fostered on. Yeah. But listen, we have this thing in Europe say if people talk about you you are alive. Yeah. Oh, there you go. Yeah. I’m saying, that’s right. If they stop talking about you that’s pretty much dead and gone. You are you are still alive Renault thought. Yeah. Anyway, this is awesome. That you done. Thank you very much looking for more information because he’s so educational you just I think that the sole founding you had you know in seven seas. Yeah. You’ve been alone and seven old search on the seven seas there. I were alone as ING at the stars alone and into like into boat and seven seas. I went on the trip alone. Good very good something happened. And you just got so improved. Yeah. You know, it’d be like be like, you movers new met point sixty eight. Versus short lifetime. As getting is getting better and better. He’s like vine. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. They drink vine. Good better. He ate, I taste you Jing wine. Oh my gosh. Yeah. Anyway, I don’t drink. So don’t drink. That’s a fact. Yeah. So thank you very much where they send me an awesome job looking for tomorrow podcast. What are you going to bring? It’s really nice to educate our listeners because of course, you know, you don’t know everything. And if they coming here or did just wanna know that have been more. It’s good to give them information. I learned so much today. Thank you for getting me, your wealth, and that we have our local events and Evan masters here. And we’ll else that would be than our own Matt or circus director now I had come on. Now, what’s going on divine people in my first event for you today is bike night in classic car show. That’s February twenty first which is tomorrow that’s between five pm and ten pm. And that will be held at the show factory and nature park in north Fort Myers. So go ahead and go on their website and check it out just type in shell factory in nature park. And it’ll come up, and it’s it’s a free admission. Get to look at cars are going to have some drawings, and they’ll have some live entertainment music, by Cray, Z Joe ban. So the restaurant will also be opened up till nine o’clock. So go out and enjoy looking at cars and bikes a bug bite motorcycles. Yeah. Yeah. And then this event I found I I love because I come from that from the industry TV industry. I have a TV background autoradio radio background. And this is the Benita springs international film festival. That’s going to be actually held from February twenty first to the twenty fourth.
And this is at the center for the arts VO Nita springs, and they present seventy carefully crafted narrative documentary animation in short films from around the world. And they also we’re going to have a wide variety of workshops demonstrations, and all all that type of thing. And of course, that’s held at the center for the arts vanita springs and bony springs, give them a call at four nine five eight nine eight nine and let me just say this is this would be a good event. If you if you know we talking about inspiration coffee shop come and dreaming poetry, and all that type of stuff if you have a passion for this type of arts the industry, or whatever I wouldn’t courage to go out there. Get a look, maybe you’re gonna meet somebody. Brushed shoulders, and and and also learned something and just take it in. If that’s your passion to go into film. I would suggest this event for anybody. That’s going to be in southwest Florida during these days just making a film for your own thing. You can you can pick up some, you know idea. Sure and the hit today in three days or four days see seeing seventy films. Yeah. That’s kind of heavy. Yeah. It is. But if you wanna I mean, if you can pick and choose what you want. Sure, but the beauty there’s a variety. Right. But you know, he’s a lot of films for four days. It is a lot of it’s gonna be really nice to see some different varieties Silva, whatever to art people to get. So you’re right. I mean, it’s it’s nice event. Then I’m glad you putting music and also, you know movies. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if he can get out of here. Yeah. We make gonna I’m may take you for movie. You buy cooler by the popcorn because I don’t eat either. Sneak in candy some kid because I don’t eat car. Yeah. We’re peanuts. That’s another subject for another day. Yeah. I think Dutch subjects. It was a episode. I don’t know. Maybe I might talking about three. Yeah. Yeah. That’s the way about so. Thank you, Matt. That’s good. That’s good events. And you know, people have something to do some inspiration into hump day after day Vam. And before we brought up, you know, we always closed with the message that it’d be won’t you to put closer to your heart. And also, you know, don’t forget the doing all of this things for free. The of Dr passion, and we’d love to you all the live in Naples and also come and visit Naples, we that’d be a bunch of people that are passionately same our contributors. So demure, you’re listening is from thera Julian Bruce vonda for people, and such a open souls on you can see them on the streets overnight, both and Bonita, and they travel also in different states and play their of under full music that it’ll be a non coffee shop we have twenty two CDs from there so is going to have plenty to play. Listen to dad, we have pictures with provided by Glen, Christopher our photographer. And if you have any other specialties you wanna join our team of contributors, you can do that divine a positive com. Join audit on that just search. We have eighteen of upsides in nineteen languages plenty to learn from this area. And if you business owners get hold of us because we have many many bays, we can bring more attention to you and your business because we know what the budgets are not always that strong, especially when you live into the wrist related ARA and seasonal between gonna bring down one day this whole gate of season. And we wanna bring more local people to any business. And we that that message that you need to put closer to your heart is right here. Yeah. There is a message. Well, let me I do this started off the show with a cap and sat took that off. And then took off the professor hat during the time of learning and information now, I’m going to put on my doctor’s hat. I am Matt the inhouse pharmacists, and what do I prescribe I prescribe vitamin d? And what do we mean by vitamin d will we want you to share divine Naples dot com with at least one person today. Anybody grandmother father firemen, I don’t know what she asked. Me the sea yesterday. We’ll get to that maybe tomorrow and just share the divine Naples dot com. Have them go on and subscribe to our podcast or better yet copy the link send it to somebody in emailer tax, and let them know about divine Naples dot com. Follow us, unlike us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Take your vitamin d two don’t even know what to say to that. It’s all good. Yeah. You just getting such a good in this. Yeah. You think so? Yeah. After you do over and over again sometime to still make mistakes. But now you never, but I’m I don’t make the I made my first mistake. No, you you you still close to me. I have no idea where you go. You so close to perfect. Anybody that knows me outside in Naples and in Naples, you know, that’s not true.
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Everything’s breaking everything like cars are big houses are big businesses are big and streets are big and everything is big here tables are big laser big food on the plates. Everything’s big in the obvious. Everything’s compact and be like we are used to being next to cheddar and brush shoulders and everything here somebody bourgeois sold. A, you know, just like in the street and almost get arrested. Yeah. There is normal. And when you go to the coffee shop and somebody’s sitting by themselves. You know, politely, say, Hello. You know, open can I sit, and you just nix conversation improbably with technology and the growth of technology today with a disconnect between, you know, human interaction between people, and one example is is that I was, you know, just perusing and channel surfing on the TV and came across it commercial where you see like a mother that’s at the dinner table, or whatever and stuff and they make everybody put their phone into this little bucket, or whatever. And like, just you know chill. We’re done with that. And let’s just have some interaction family time in and communicate you know, one to one and having that human interaction in really the beginning. And kind of that started in in the fifties with what we call the nuclear family where it was kind of this goes back. I mentioned Hogan’s heroes sergeant Schultz and some of those they’re out there that will remember that show. Remember, how funny he was? I know nothing. There was another. Other, you know, show called leave it to beaver and kind of the innocence and of family, and the, you know, the days where you still sat at the dinner table, and you talked about the day or whatever, and that’s really lacking in community today in in in today’s culture, and we want to bring some of that back viticulture show, not just for with a coffee shop, not just families or whatever. But so we wanna bring back some some of that human interaction. And and just, you know, hopefully, you’ll feel the vibe in that place and you’ll set the phone down and just take under friends and find your friends and also like you said that, you know, just contemplate and think and dream and have visions, and that’s kind of the poetry of the environment. Trying and you know already created the coffee companies done that and we just want to provide that type of environment here Naples. Exactly. They just wanna follow exactly what he started. And they start at something that is part of their culture and bring it here. And I think this is perfect city. And I think also, you know, it’s gonna be really interesting when when you just gonna sit down, and you can you can talk to people, you know, the table we’re going to encourage people to share their tables to so they friends. A friends meeting Naples. It’s just interesting city. If you never been in Naples on the listening somewhere into all this city’s just full of really interesting people, and they all have something in common. They look alike. The all have shoes. Shorts a shirt and different props. Oh, crock socks case of Matt? Right. And you know, the space here is is large. But we want to bring people closer. And and as you said. The bucket the under dinner, maybe good idea for but just makes you feel about going to be the water. Yeah. Accidents. And the idea of coming to get a whatever it is is is food or drink. It’s it’s wonderful thing because we need to teach the young generation we getting disconnected. And then they disconnected us. We still know how that’s to be when you have a conversation, and you wanna be friends with somebody. The young generation is getting really disconnected. They just getting in their own walled. And it’s kind of injured. There’s a lot of research is watching what’s happening right now. But we have to think about going to bring degeneration generation. So he’s going to be mutation of that behavior. Kind of scary out is, you know, so I love when people are sitting close to, you know, closely cheddar sometimes danger, let me just give you examples are students very small. I love the idea being really close to Matt because you know, we can be we can feel the energy. Yeah. One of it. He talks dogs with his hands. His hands are very. Justic you like nobody’s visiting Irish not a talion. But I mean, it was very dangerous. So I have to have a hockey gear on me, just so I don’t I don’t get Bruce. Because that’s and so. Just flew to. Did because I just just dictated my arm up knocked it all on the mound.
Those current this current the moves you have are so fast. I don’t wanna be near them. Yeah. Yeah. I’ll try to do my best to be careful now did just gives you idea. You know, it’s just a nice to have somebody next to have a conversation. Just try it. If you APRIL’s right now newest neatest, both guys when you finish, you know, just try to approach somebody and have a conversation smile limb and say Hello, how are you today and Austin Verde from because I can guarantee you’ll find everybody’s from somewhere, and they eat to come here on short term or they live here, but they moved here from somewhere else, or, you know, the sitting at the coffee shop and enjoying themselves on vacation two weeks vacation, they save lot of money. And finally they’ve been able to afford to be on opportune beaches. Yeah. And they discover are constantly very happy. Sitting in a smile on. These are some businesses and restaurants, all just just. Mile on somebody and have a conversation. Let’s start today by we should waiting right, right? It’s small Sawday get out there and do it. And because we talking about how we can get more that we have today. The theme is gets connected with nature and mad ward, really hard on this subject, and he’s got to at least thirty eight papers. No seriously. He did a lot of research. And and I appreciate his work. And and so let’s just fun. Yeah. Well, yesterday, we talked about the ghost orchid, and we’d be good to go back and get inspired. Yeah. We did. I do get inspired and. Yeah. And yesterday was very educational about what we actually have here in our national parks. And if you coming here for vacation, and he thinking is just the beaches, we want to encourage you to not just sit on the beach. But actually discover something unique around solve this Laura and the ghost or hit this very very unique. There’s only one place in the world that you can find their ego. Yeah. Exactly as only one place where you can find alligators and sold a crooked aisles. We’ve. Right. Saltwater crocs every single day brings something unique. So go ahead. What do you got? Well. To today’s subject is the Naples Potanin garden in this tentacle garden was founded in nineteen Ninety-three and consists of a hundred and seventy acres of cultivated gardens and preservation land, representing several distinct natural habitats and ecosystems and listen to this and featuring over a thousand species with special emphasis on the ecosystem between the twenty six parallel north and the twenty six parallel south. I don’t know exactly where that is already right now. I don’t know what that means the parallel like the, you know, the equator, oh, stuff or whatever. And the parallel. There’s you know, we never talk about it. Well, I’m not a scientist or whatever your professor the professor hat on now. But it’s you know, that’s interesting. I mean, I didn’t know they opened nineteen Ninety-three. Yeah. They did in in in in actually this with a few just a little brief history. Then you can chime in because I know it’s one of your favorite places. Yes. And just to get out in the guard was founded in nineteen Ninety-three by visionary group of local plant enthusiasts and the orca the organization was actually incorporated into with the IRS with a five one c three in nineteen ninety four and then in in the year two thousand the late Harvey cap Nick junior donated five million dollars for the purchase of the hundred seventy acres. Listen, one hundred seventy eight years of open space three miles from downtown. That’s that’s the part. I loved the most. If I want to get out of office in the fresh air have a membership, you know, annual membership it’s hundred dollars for family just so actually hundred ten dollars and definitely worth it. Because normally you will pay fifteen dollars to get in each time, you go so just keep that in mind, his larger family, whatever. And you know, if you wanna come more often definitely word of money and the hundred dollars. Much, and he’s wonderful place. Just on the corner of downtown. It’s just beautiful, you know. And I’m glad that you get the opportunity to do that. Because you do a lot of work around here. And it’s good for you. And and could for me for you to go out and get. Thank you for your honesty. Just trying to be true. Look what is coming out of this guy. Yeah. Good get you back worries. Well, you know, just speak in truth. Anyway, I’m not going to go through all these names because to be honest with you, I really can’t pronounce them, right? Why you don’t go through the name? So he can. Oh my gosh. Well in two thousand and six team of Ellen go TEZ Ted flop. Dull? Raymond jungles as probably jungle over there to this.
Herb schaja. And this one’s really good. Bob trust Cal ski. And then this Matty. Starts with a W. And it was actually this was dubbed as the dream team. By the Miami Herald, can you imagine that and this team came together and completed the master plan for the entire Naples botanical garden that is one part of my body. That hurts always after this both goes. Kidney. I don’t know. My belly your belly? Because the only exercise you get. Yeah. Working. Oh, you start. Today is the target of aggression when a drink this morning before he got him. Well, well, you know, I I’ll tell you this today is national tequila. But I have not had any of that. So, but I digress. Oh, remember sticking. It’s interesting. You must have the other day. No, I’m I’m straighten their nobody sees you started nicely. You fired up. Yeah. I like. Not. That’s what we used say. In the navy carry on can take it construction on the first phase began in two thousand eight with the digging of the deep lake and the lake top key. I guess you pronounce it that way and the sculpting of the site with two hundred and fifty thousand yards of fill produced lake extraction. Lau. They may delay. And they use the fiddle to. Yeah. Bill. You know, that’s amazing. That’s amazing deal. How I have no idea. Maybe we should find out. Well, because if you think about like, you know, tie couple of pieces cement on my ankles and just drop me with a well, I that come from your dealers problems differently. A problem anyway. Yeah, I think I’ll pass on that. And just those are some of the facts. And so today the garden welcomes over two hundred thirty thousand visitors per year to experience. The gardens are themed too. So it’s awesome. And the represent the culture and flora of the tropics, I guess between the parallel twenty six north and the twenty six will be subject of for another day. Right. But I have the feeling like, obviously, obviously we live in that parallel. Do I’ll be like a and how many people again, two hundred believe it’s two hundred thirty thousand two hundred two hundred twenty thousand but every time I go there. Right. Every time I go there, very often. But when I go there, I think like two hundred thousand dead day. Yeah. Because it’s it’s packed. It’s it’s next to the Naples pier. Which is the number one. Attraction this might be up there too in the top five. I don’t know. I have to say they doing really great job in last maybe five years. Yeah. Because before I mean, behead uncle garden, but it was not promoted much like no number one number two day. Do a lot of events if you wanna have vetting if you wanna have corporate event, or if you wanna have any type of vents their open it because they have really nice buildings the spaces that can definitely host any type of event. And also, there’s a if you checked upside there’s a lot of things happening. Like, for example. I think Steve’s day. I’m not sure if they didn’t change it, but he can take your dog to to park a lot of beautiful sculptures throughout. And just walk is so peaceful, and you can book read the concede there. There’s a have lunch. It’s really really nice place to go. If you you know, if you thinking just see see some of the some of the flowers or trees. Or bushes. Whatever you known money not because they put them in different like sections Armin rights, and the some of the stuff is even imported from different countries. So it’s really nice. Yeah. It’s awesome. I love it. It’s really nice. And I enjoy it too. I maybe we should go hand to hand think I’ll pass on that. Well, I have finding out how deep the lake well, maybe you should know that because you know, it’d be interested to know how long can all deal breath. Yeah. Well, that’s an impossibility because these lips are always flat. Floppy may even help me get to the surface. As I talked to myself and underwater, so if you can assume video hands your lips booth, they’ll be living. Right up to the time. I can’t believe that one some interesting facts for you here. That’s always try to bring something some value to your your input.
Here. Do you know how many estimated gardens is armed world. I have no idea. You wanna know? I guess that’s learning. A guess it’s seventeen hundred seventy five gardens in hundred forty eight countries. And I get I get that. You didn’t even know there’s hundred eighty forty countries because a lot of people think is only two countries is United States and Russia. Yeah. There’s a lot of life beyond those two countries. So one hundred four eight countries contain seventeen hundred seventy five nice article gardens. Now, do you know, which one is the biggest I have no idea? So biggest and oldest uncle garden. Into old is the one which is called key Royal garden in London. And you know, it’s it’s spelled K E W nice to know, let me cue hobby. So I don’t know put your professor hat on that. I’m just taking it in holding. The k e w how you pronounce K E W that would be like Q or whatever q-q. I don’t know how the Brits do it is the one which is named Q Royal garden spelled K E W A new figure out just how. How to pronounce it can go on the Google? Yeah. Exactly. Google seems to be a theme today to let me give you one more. Interesting fact, and that is the which the most famous uncle gardens are that three most most famous number one is Jordan botanical Riyadh Janeiro in Brazil second is Brooklyn with uncle garden. Brooklyn is. Yeah. New york. Okay. Least. Geography and third one is the most famous is Singapore. So if you ever end up in those cities, don’t forget to visit cynical gardens. And if you not and you coming our way, don’t forget to still buy on here because he’s just very very special place. And I think you’re gonna be nicely surprised how beautiful this and niceties just make sure you buy tickets online before you go because a lot of times in season. They looks like the being sold out. Yeah. A lot of times. There’s there events like music events like Christmas. There’s music, you know, are actually Turkey. Tara, Bruce, Bruce and Judy perform whole month night. Yeah. They’re exhausted. So all you can see and hear our contributors there as well. And you know, just to make sure you buy tickets in advance. Because seems like, you know, there’s not unlimited space. They wanna really good experience have limitations on very so get get on board and get your. Tickets. Well, there you have it botanical gardens subject to the day. That was nice job. Good job. I think he much and before we go any further v celebrity birds. They you know, that like well one of his birthday is your Margarita day. Yeah. Just happen to be Friday Pacific day for that. Right. And how many restaurants to follow that? I think a lot. But I wanna bring some interesting birthdays, we never did that you know, was born in February twenty-second have no idea. Really? Yeah. Well, then you need to do rations for the show because I do. Okay, right. You’re yesterday. You gave me some education about the dollar Bill. Yeah. Right. And is on the bills duller dollar Bill is only Bill. Shortage Washington that was his prisoner. Very go today. So happy birthday to George Washington’s birthday Georgie. And also, someone is my favorite person. And is is connected to nature. You know is also it votes celebrators. But unfortunately, he’s not he was cut short too. And that’s Steve Irvine. Really? Yeah. If you know the guy from most crooked, Al hunter. Yeah. It was awesome. We’ll birthday. And you know, it’s just the it’s just interesting thing talking about nature, and I found out his today. A good. Yeah. And I think he should be should pay respect to to him and the president of Washington. Yeah. Don’t you? I do one hundred percent, and we died with that. There’s your two birthdays for February twenty-second from divine Nabil’s dot com. You welcome. You always wanna bring you events that you can experience here in south, Florida. So Matt is here with his event master had also circus director, and what else has everything professor hot captain’s hat. Yeah. The whole gamut. And what what do you call this? Oh, yeah. You you call the people standing in front of the restaurant and invulnerable bars. That’s all. Right now, and what’s going on divine people, and I have about four events for you today.
They’re all on Saturday. And but they’re pretty unique in kind of tie-in to to the theme and everything but in this one particularly is for also dog levers and that is the Babcock ranch. Second annual doggy dash five K and barking the park pet festival and that’ll be between eight AM and twelve pm. And let me tell you Babcock ranch is southwest. Florida’s unique EKO Centric solar powered town, just north west of Fort Myers in it is awesome. And underdevelopment actually one of the first developments actually, really just turning into the whole city. And I knew personally somebody that works up there that has big contracts for that. Did you know that the solar panels? Cock ranch. If you blame them up one against the other, it would go from from there all the way to Chicago, Illinois. How many of them I have? No, that’s how many they have. Yeah. Well, it’s incredible. Little secret. Tell me a little secret I’ve been fullest secrets. Yes. I been there too. I know. So then I saw your picture on the Facebook. Oh, yeah. Then even there. Yeah. Next week Ivan there. Really I’ll sauce because I actually didn’t know anything about it. It’s amazing. And I so how nice pictures you posted. And it was like what the heck is this, and I did the research, and I thought he’d this place is amazing. Size of delay. They have there, and you can have really large boats. Your and they, you know, nice little park, the they play music and restaurants, and and just the visitor center. The information you get there. It’s just amazing. The houses are I mean, the style of the housing they have there is unbelievable. And they’re trying to provide, you know, housing affordable. What would be affordable down here all the way to you know, people that spend, you know, millions on. Yeah. And so anyway, it’s giving go through several developments place is not going anywhere. And it’s really awesome. Because as it grows, the they’re building their own schools, you know, elementary high schools, there’s these paths that you can actually like rent a bike, you know, there’s little stations, and you can just go through the ecosystem there, and it’s really just awesome been and I just want let me just finish up with that in. There’s so much information for for this one. Just go to Babcock ranch dot com in look at this. Event. You’ll get all the details. It’s going to be pretty exciting day and just wanted to share that with you. I wanna thought you one more detail about this place. And that is they already build their school is huge Hulu huge. But how they bring kits in this who’ll it’s unbelievable. They have buses small buses that has no drive driver. Yeah. Yeah. The streets but himself. Yeah, it’s operated Otemachi quickly and solar-powered. They’re going to be one of the first places. That’s actually gonna have g-5 connection. And it’s really neat. The technology. That’s going to be used there that they’re going to actually use. I don’t know, you know, I’m a technological more on. But somehow they’re going to use the however you receive the signals or whatever through the internet on street lights. It’s future. Yeah. It really is gonna travel through hive as and this is what we’re going to have internet into cars. But the somebody who started was a football player. Right. I forgot I don’t know the. I checked it out. And it was a guy will used to play American football. And he invested a lot of money there. And they took him years before he got the older people in board miss a lot of people, many of ideas lot of people are just always pessimistic because they think is you know, this real. But I think is great when people are passionate, and they do things like that. Even you know, you see like people passionate people started with uncle gardening. Abel’s Bosh people started this this location Bobkov Grinch. It’s just it’s just amazing people can do. And if they, you know their minds vision and follow through just move forward. Don’t give up just go for it. It’s almost like me. And you right. Yeah. We are passionate about what we do early early in the morning to provide people with this. And that’s it. And we love doing it. And we do it for you. Exactly. Not evan. We do have another event and. It’s tied into again. The the whole ecosystem nature deal believe it or not this Saturday. We’ll be the Naples orchid society or could show and sale. I don’t think you can find a good ghost orchid, and here this this event will be on Sunday. So if you miss it on Saturday, it’s both at twenty three to twenty four th from nine AM until five pm, and it’s the Naples or he probably presents its forty sixth annual or could show and sale. And so if you want to go to that that will be at the Naples Potanin garden.
Oh, interesting as we tie that in we’ve already given you all that information. So you can just go to the vote-on-account gardens website, which is botanical gardens dot or corn. Uh-huh. So I and I like that you did that nicely. Thank you for the welcome welcome. And so then we also have a third event. Which is I’m surprised you really, Sean. And I’m surprised because you know, my neat name genius secure yards to carry on as we say. In the navy? Hot mentioned that in the beginning of the podcast. We also have kids day, and that’s at MIR Mars outlet, and that’s this Saturday from ten AM to twelve pm in the wink, wink, news playground, and you can go to the Miramar outlets dot com website and figure out all the other formation absolutely free can bring your kids go out and do some shopping and maybe even pick up a bite teeth. That’s my favorite. You’ll never forget about it always inspiring. I’ve got a little discipline. Yeah. Full you the guy into advertisement of and to have advertisement into for Snickers. Yeah. You know, they changed be something, and they have sneakers the real you then back to normal. Yeah. You chance into into big dog you start barking, and then somebody gives you by then and you just like nice mellowed. I just chill to go from excitement to just chill. Unbelievable food us to you transformation. Yeah. And you still in diet. Yeah. Staying on that puppy. I’m sure puppy thing into the dog walk. Thanks, we go. I’m going to bring some cookies and scones see they’re going to be sitting on that plate because my aren’t touching them. I’ll I’ll we’ll make a wager on that my friend, I’ll feed you, all right. No. A lot like a crocodile and snap that hand ears. Good anyway. And then we also have blues brews and barbecue at of Marie, and we don’t talk about Maria much. That’s also a city in Collier county, and it’s pretty much self explanatory, blues music, murders and barbecue and of Maria. Yeah. I know it is. And so anyway, that’s from twelve pm to five pm. And so again, we provide you websites, go to Ave Maria dot com events, and this one will pop up. Anyway, if you like barbecue brews and blues, I suggest you go check it out. You know, what I’m thinking right now is of Maria is just a unique place same as above goal branch. And if he has places popping in Lifton, right? Look Hindi’s that’s the future. And the CEO of the domino speeds started it, and and that’s great. I had no idea. And that’s why Jeanne you’re a wealth of information. Yeah. Don’t spill coffee. Michael. You heard it. Yeah. Another party foul. Just got new computer? And I don’t wanna say goodbye to it yet. I should say production thou-. Yeah. So he started of Maria beautiful beautiful church right in the middle of this whole city and the university, which basically is the center of the centerpiece of the full town. I’m sure is bringing a lot of educated people because it’s very respect that university. And I met some teachers, and they’re very young and very proud to be part of that that organization, and it’s a little dry from NATO’s towards colleague. But I thought he is definitely ward one day trip say if you coming to NATO’s, and, you know, even if it’s raining doesn’t mean it’s going to be raining Maryam because you’re going to be pretty far from Napier. But it’s definitely definitely void of drive and see very unique town that he will probably not see new Earls in in United States. Route is a fact and just be out in the middle of the Collier county going to be in the middle of the forest. That’s how it started. Just you know, it’s the middle of nowhere. But it’s just the self sufficient to have a water park to have beautiful homes. I know a lot of people, you know, move. Yes, where I come from from the San Francisco Bay area, you know, real estate is so expensive, and so people go out to other suburbs even pass the bay area. And even you know commute an hour to two and a half hours a day just one way to get into work in this. We have a lot of people that are from Naples and people at work here. Whatever that go out to Ave Maria and in live in that community and commute here on daily basis. I know a lot of people moving there from Naples. They just finding you know houses are cheaper much much larger and the living qualities are very high.
They moving. Still working Naples? Yeah. Right. Yeah. And you know, we had one gentleman who owns the tin walled company on are both cost and he moved there. You know, if you remember do and he just purchase new house. So guys, you know, are interested for nice day-trip. You have to locations you can go TI Manca, actually, you can go to them or. Yeah. And then unavailable you can go to Moccoli two favorites. Plays of mats, and that’s Sinoe. See? Maybe Popeye’s chicken. I think we’re going to get our first Popeye’s chicken here. Naval and go time. I drive out that way Z our food again hot on principle. I just like Popeye’s better than any other jewelry. And right. Yeah. This is what you got vegetables are overrated. No getting idea about diet. I just wanna mention divine, APRIL’s dot com is the biggest and largest localized portal. We have eighteen sites, and we provide you information in Egypt sites a little bit different content, and the content could be in pictures, videos, or text or also to sites can be nicely organized. Like, if you’re looking for a company that you wanna hire we have business directory. If you’re looking for happy hours that you wanna visit in Naples, some local restaurants. Go ahead and check are happy hour of you know of site. If you wanna put anything in classified, we have that all those things for free. So we don’t charge for anything. We just want to inform you we have virtual this. They’re senators guy places to stay and my name your price. It’s just started. So there’s a lot of lot of interesting things real estate website is really interesting. We are trying to bring all the communities in three thousand communities in south Florida. When I’ll let you know of quality of living there. So if you hold lots of say, you can join us on our website and just put your five cents into it. If you want to be out contributor like, Bruce and Julie there are musicians from tower Qatar providing old music behind this podcast, and that will be played in our coffee shop owner if you want to be like a Glenn Christopher of. Yesterday drubbed in our office. He dropped probably like two terabytes of photos row. And I thought he I mean default is are just amazing. And we’re going to be putting them in our in our coffee shop on display, and there will be also for sale if anybody is memories, walls, he’s professional photographer. And he’s got biggest collection of the photos in Naples are out even the historical photos. And we talk about it impossible with God. And how does it just, you know, wait four wait four dad is coming and you can see his profile. If you go to our website on top menu. This contact us you who were over that and see contributors if you’d like to join our country, we list, then you go to divine Naples dot com and four slash join. And again, just let us know what do you what are your what would you do? And and you know, we will definitely dig on the board you have free coffees a lot of benefits enjoying off. Office. You know, just like am being like working and helping build the community big corporation in small space, you know, rubbing rubbing shoulders. And if you will interview both parties, Bruce and Julie having through Dame also into gun, so you can hear a little bit more about them. And why Joan divine looking forward to it. Because you know, they’re so passionate about would be doing. We’ve been in touch with Glenn for over two years. And he was just looking from distant beginning. He didn’t believe what we were doing because it sounded like little crazy project. But then he jumped on board because he knows, you know, you know, two years, so we did a lot of progress and now the coffee shop and things are coming in reality. So he jumped on board. And if you have anything, you wanna share with our listeners, or with the people on our website, you can send us Email or you can send us a little video or you know, you can record your voice, tell us your story. What do you experience enables? Let us know how you feel about the Naples Florida south the Slota, let us know, you know. If you coming here, we just wanna know everything would you experience? And if you have some suggestions for us, or maybe ideas, always the emails of the same share at divine, Naples dot com. And that’s just basically how he can get in touch with us Ed involved and the lawf- interaction with people if you wanna meet us, just wait for the coffee. Shop mad is going to be there from opening to close. Until until coffees. Get cold. Long. Yeah, you I’m sure you do you just you just bathing you excited about Eric’s homicide. Yeah. So I’ll be looking forward to meeting you all and please here is the vitamin d that you have to take today.
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