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Published: January 11th 2018
It’s been one week since we left the bitter cold temperatures of New York. It all seems like a dream. One moment you’re all padded up with four layers of clothing and a few days later, you are stripped down to shorts, sandals and a T-shirt. Unreal and sometimes, it seems unfair. We should be able to share this warm weather back home when it gets go ghastly frigid. Wish we were like the big bad wolf in The Three Little Pigs....where we could huff and puff and blow that hot air north. Cory thinks I could almost do that ....sweetcakes! It was so cold when we headed out of town, we even left the water drizzling out of one of the bathroom sinks....just in case - to prevent any frozen pipes. It worked! Our daughter, Lory, checks on our house while we are away. Bless her heart! She was just there and found everything in order and turned off our water faucet. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get that cold again! Brrrrrr. We can watch her coming and going through several devices we have installed at home. We have a RING doorbell that allows us to see and communicate with whomever
Lory leaving our house
Seen on our RING doorbell
may come to our door. We have several outdoor cameras that keep watch over our property. We can access them through our smartphones. Oh....the genius of technology! Love it!
Our Florida site and routine have fallen nicely back into place. I have all my trinkets up inside the RV to call it “home”. I did cut back on bringing as much as I have in the past. It wasn’t easy but Cory was gleeful. We pay for electric now at our site. Thus, I refrained from having our RV look like a float in Disney’s electric parade. Cory has steadily worked restoring our outside decor. Our lawn ornaments have returned to their familiar feeding ground. Our canopy is up and being used. We are waiting for our golf cart to be delivered. We store it down here while we are gone. They should have it here any day now. Our park cruising will begin then. Lulu has already called shotgun.
Yesterday, we rallied around and made our way up to the lobby area of this sunshine park. Everyday, some of the residents here gather together over a cup of coffee (or tea) for a gab fest. It’s a
nice time with nice people. So good so see these familiar faces again. The lobby and furniture have been remodeled since last year. Very nice. The couch is large and holds a good group of us. Cozy. Chairs can be pulled from here and there to accommodate everyone. A great way to start the day.....wouldn’t you say?
Wednesday night. You do remember what that means, right? It’s lobster dinner night at the Ale House! Without skipping a beat, we bolted down the highway to partake in this seafood delicacy. At least, Sandy and I do....the guys usually order something different. Not us, though. Bring on the plastic bib. We are more than ready to enjoy and devour this hard shelled creature. Yummmm. It was great: perfecto! It was such a delight to just absorb the moment. Here we were: at one of our favorite restaurants, dining on our favorite meal with our favorite friends. Does it get any better than this? We raised our glasses in toast: “There are good ships and wood ships but the best ships are friendships”. Hallelujah! Life is so good! We had a swell waiter: Tony. He was new to the Ale House but
Inside our RV
Trinkets are out
worked hard and served us well. We liked him a lot and told his manager this. Tony beamed. He came from Germany five years ago. We hope we get him again when we return. I know you were happy with him, also. The Ale House has raised the price of the lobster dinner over the years. Much like everything else in this country. What are you going to do? One time, you could get it for $12.99. Now it is $16.99. It comes with a big baked potato and coleslaw. The lobster is a 1 &1/4lbs. Well worth the money even with the increase. So make sure your dance card is cleared on Wednesday’s.....the train is leaving the station and heading to the Ale House. Choo- Choo.
Our lovely evening was not over after leaving the Ale House. My dream-come-true was happening. We went to the brand new Walmart that recently opened on our route: 192. Oh, be still my heart! It was huge and beautiful. You could wander here for days and never see it all. I may suggest this be our exercise area.....going up and down the bountiful, item laden aisles. Oh, yes. It would be perfect.
Setting up outside
Lulu takes front row seating
Again, I say: it just doesn’t get any better than this. Maybe I’m just an easy date but I know you were darting your eyes about....checking everything out in this marvelous shopping center. I love Walmart!
I’m sure you noticed Lulu was not with us for this fine reunion. She hasn’t taken care of herself and has put on weight....her head is so fat...a real fathead! I’m find her so heavy to haul along so until she looses some weight, she’ll find herself lounging around in the RV more often than not. What can I say? It’s this or I’ll end up like Cory needing rotator cuff surgery. And remember, I make a mighty poor patient.
Today is Thursday. Thursday is golf day for Cory. Each year he joins some of the men from the park and they play at various golf courses in the area. Sometimes, they travel quite a distance to some of these courses. I guess it’s all part of the game....I don’t know. I take advantage of this solitude. It is cleaning and wash day. I get to write my blog and catch up on all the other tasks that have been put on
hold. I’m know you are glad to have this time to wind down.
The sun is shining so I think I will get my Vitamin D for the day. Once I peeled off the multitude of clothing layers, I see my legs look like two white guardrail posts along the highway. A little color on them and maybe I won’t look like the “snowbird” I am. Join me....
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