Florida Fathers Put Fishing and Free Time First on Wish List for Dad’s Day

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In an independent poll, a selection of Florida Fathers were asked what they really wanted this year for Father’s Day. “Forget the tie and socks,” states Pat Brown, whose son was born on May 18, 2006. We want to celebrate fatherhood in a BIG way.”

In an independent poll, a selection of Florida Fathers were asked what they really wanted this year for Father’s Day. “Forget the tie and socks,” states Pat Brown, whose son was born on May 18, 2006. We want to celebrate fatherhood in a BIG way.” Suggestions are as follows:

Miami entrepreneur, Roger Madan wants to go fishing at Little Palm Island Resort in the Florida Keys.

Little Palm Island’s Fly Guy getaway is a perfect solution for those in search of a surprise for the man who has everything. Perfect for Father’s Day travel, the five-night Fly Guy getaway features experiences that both Hemingway and Donald Trump would envy. Valid now until December 27, 2006, the Fly Guy getaway is priced at $11,500 double occupancy and includes the following:

-Five nights in an Island Grand Suite

-Breakfast, lunch and dinner and all non-alcoholic beverages during their stay

-Three half days of private fly fishing with local back country guide.

-Spa Recovery package featuring a Seaside Salt Glow, Rehydrating Cucumber Aloe Wrap and a 60 minute deep tissue massage, for one person.

-Taxes and Service Charges

http://www.littlepalmisland.com

Sid Kalmans, Naples father of three including daughter Katie adopted from China several years ago suggests that dads take a moment to give back some of the joy their children have brought them over the years with the Gift That Gives Back:

Lemon Tree Inn of Naples, Florida (http://www.lemontreeinn.com) offers the Lemon-Aid Package, which donates $5 of the room rate to charity. Guests booking the two-night package also enjoy a bottle of Bacardi Limon rum upon check-in.

The Lemon-Aid Package is available year-round and rates start at $89 per night. When booking reservations, guests must request the “Lemon-Aid Package” to enjoy the bottle of rum and have $5 per night donated to charity. For the month of June 2006, donations are made to China Adoption with Love (http://www.Cawli.org), a 501 (c) (3) that provides care and materials for orphanages in China and also facilitates adoptions.

New father, Darrin Dingman of Palmetto Bay wants a spa treatment to help him refresh after nights of sleep deprivation from newborn daughter Olivia.

The Jurlique Spa at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida has king-sized their offerings this Father’s Day with the Relax and Restore retreat. A gift certificate for this day-spa package is presented in a Jurlique Gym Bag and includes a pampering 90-minute massage, the Skin Vitality for Men facial, a 30-day pass to basketball star Shaquille O’Neal’s 24 Hour Fitness gym in Coconut Grove, with a complimentary one hour fitness assessment. The package is valid June 1–30, 2006 and the package is $313. http://www.mayfairhotelandspa.com

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