Bob Clendenin



Bob Clendenin



  Take a photo-tour of Punta Gorda and Charlotte County, by clicking one of the pictures below.      
    The 4th of July, 2012  
An Evening in Paris with C.A.R.E.
Seawall repairs take place, starting in July 2011
The 2011 C.A.R.E. Ball at Charlotte Harbor Event Center
    Leitha and Doug Next Door get a new Pool Deck  
Punta Gorda Christmas 2010
    Surprise party for Kay, celebrating ten years at C.A.R.E.  
    Neighbors come over for drinks and snacks.  
    Dancing with the Charlotte Stars at the Cultural Center  


Punta Gorda Christmas 2009 starts with the Garden Club's Holly Days Home Tour
Coconut Racing at Punta Gorda Elks 2606
    Michael Vires paints a mural at the new Event Center.  
    With its new sign, the Freeman House in February 2007.  
    Mike Vires' project will paint a mural depicting a cattle drive down Marion Avenue.  
    The party continues, right up to
New Year's Day 2007.
(My Pulled Pork recipe is here)
    On December 19, Linda was hostess for the GKO
Party and Ornament Exchange.
    Christmas 2006 in Punta Gorda.
"We have everything but snow."  Jimmy Buffett

Michele's Pretend You're in Tahiti Party at the Visual Arts Center was a sellout.

    The 2006 Veterans Parade sponsored by the Punta Gorda Elks Club  
    The 2006 C.A.R.E Ball was held January 28 in the Tentatorium.  Click on the Martini machine for pictures.  
    On February 13, 2006, eighteen months after Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, these are my pictures of vacant lots.  
    This is a "someday" thing.  Someday I would like to travel from one end of U.S. Highway 17 to the other.  For now I must settle for the ends.  
    The annual Fourth of July Freedom Swim was followed by Michele's Chili Cookoff.  Who could have figured?  Michele won!  
    Challenges were on every corner as the the 2005 C.A.R.E. Ball is held in a tent.  Click on the water provisioning crew for the pictures.  
Six months after Charley some evidence of the damage remains.  All pictures on this page were taken in Punta Gorda on February 13th.
    We had some bad weather this year, but Christmas in Punta Gorda is still a great place to be at a great time of year.  Of course it won't be easy to find a place to sleep.  
    Without water for five days and power for ten, it was just like camping.  Click on the Power Line for the pictures.  

This dolphin swimming in the Peace River heralds the End of Spring in Punta Gorda.  Click on her for some photos at one of my favorite times of the year.

    Click on the Gold Sponsors for pictures of the 2004 C.A.R.E Ball.  Linda was the Chair of the event and all had a great time raising funds for a very worthy cause.  


    Here are images of the Neighborhood.  Click the "historic" Punta Gorda Mall sign for a visit.  
    A twice-annual event, to raise money for local charities, Nut Racing promises pulsating excitement.  Click on Ron at the start gate for details.  
    As a member of the Leadership Charlotte County class of 1999, I managed to come home with a few pictures.  Click on the graduation photo for more.  
Bob Clendenin