Margarita Village – Jimmy Buffett Themed Resort

I’m back in the land down-under-Canada…….Florida. Jimmy Buffett’s newest resort is well under way, a great excuse to re-post.


A Pirate looks at 70.

That’s right, Jimmy Buffett is turning 70.

But that hasn’t slowed his fame, energy, or his fan base.  A brand new 305 acre, 750 million dollar Jimmy Buffett themed Resort is under way in Kissimmee Florida, near Disney’s Animal Kingdom, proof positive that the Parrothead lifestyle is still very much in demand. The enormous Resort is expected to open in 2017, with additional construction, including a public access waterpark, phased in over the next four years.

Here’s some of what’s on tap:

  • 175 hotel rooms, 500 vacation rental homes, 300 time shares
  • 60 acre recreational lake with beach area
  • 12 acre water park with a 3 acre lagoon-style pool
  • ‘Son of a Sailor’ fishing school, paddle boarding and kayaking
  • St. Somewhere Spa
  • Planetarium
  • FinCity Arcade
  • Margaritaville themed wedding pavilion
  • 170,000 square feet of retail space

While there are other Jimmy Buffett branded restaurants and hotels in…

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Deserted Island Flash Drive

A clichéd concept yes, not original, but worthy of consideration, given the proliferation of world conflict, natural disasters, and post-apocalyptic infatuation.

Praise for Gervais

Going to see Ricky in Toronto tomorrow night, a re-blog felt appropriate.

praise gervais

For those not familiar with him, Ricky Gervais is a brilliant British actor, director and writer, best known for portraying David Brent in his original BBC series ‘The Office’.  A past host of the Golden Globes, the often controversial comedian is known for raising the ire of Hollywood A-listers with his blunt zingers and one-liners.  I first noticed him as the museum director Dr. McPhee in ‘A Night at the Museum’ with Ben Stiller, and later stumbled upon him in ‘The Office’ on Netflix.  I quickly became a fan and adored all his subsequent projects, including; ‘Derek’, ‘An Idiot Abroad’ and ‘Life’s too Short’, all hilarious and poignant.  As I write this, Gervais’ new movie ‘Special Correspondents’ is currently playing on Netflix, and his feature film ‘David Brent – Life on the Road’ will be released in theaters this coming August.

But enough about the artist, I…

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