April in Sims Park, New Port Richey, Florida

Withlacoochee River: The name “Withlacoochee” is derived from one of Florida’s Native American tribes, the Creek.  It means “Little Big Water”, which makes sense as both floods and droughts have caused the water levels to rise or drop many times over its history.  Another meaning is “crooked river”, which accurately describes the twists and turns it makes on its way towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Close to my home is a wondeful small town, New Port Richey, Florida. I’ve shared photos taken in New Port Richey before. Sims Park has been featured in several posts. Last week I stopped by the park early one morning. It was a beautiful spring day with blue skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity. These days are gold because summer in Florida is really hot and humid.

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Mural, Little Corona’s Cigar Lounge

Little Corona’s Cigar Lounge

6324 Grand Blvd,  New Port Richey, FL 34652

 

 

Today I’m sharing another mural in New Port Richey, Florida.  It is an alligator on the side wall of Little Corona’s Cigar Lounge.  No, I haven’t gone inside. I’m not a smoker and try to avoid tobacco smoke.  The lounge wasn’t even open at 10 AM when I took photos on the outside.  I have not been able to find out the name of the artist who painted the mural but it is a fun painting.  It is located on Grand Avenue one block north of Main Street. Below is the front entrance to the lounge.

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Faces Mural, New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richy, Florida is a suburban town on the west coast of Florida NW of Tampa

 

I live in central Florida in Pasco County northwest of Tampa.  Today I’m sharing a beautiful mural in New Port Richey.  There are murals on several of the downtown buildings, and they are fun to explore. My favorite is the one at the corner of Main and Bank Street, entitled, “A 1920’s Day on the Pithlachascotee River,” by Keith Goodson, because it uses local people’s faces on the 1920’s characters.  The building is on the right in the photo below. The mural starts with signs on the left side facing Main Street. The mural wraps around the health dept. building and down the sidewalk of Bank Street on the right.

 

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Sims Park On The Pithlachascotee River

Sims Park is in New Port Richy, Florida, a suburban town on the west coast of Florida NW of Tampa

 

 

Last week we took a drive through downtown New Port Richey. Today let’s stop and take a look at Sims Park on the Pithlachascotee River and Orange Lake. During normal times, there are festivals, concerts, and events in the park on the river throughout the year. Just not this year. Read More