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Published: December 10th 2019
Checking my photo gallery, once and twice, only to discover we have a few wonderful photos that have not been shared. Time to get our act together and focus on what needs doing. I wondered why Lulu was giving us the snake eye....she was trying to tell us to get busy.
A couple weekends ago, some of us had the pleasure of reuniting with our good friends, Jon & Linda. Need I remind you, Lulu keeps Jon high on her dance card list. She loves him! They were here just for a brief stay. We were grateful for whatever time they shared with their friends since they won’t be staying here for the winter season. We all miss them!
Sam & Sandy were fortunate to have one of their daughters, Stacy, and son-in-law, Kevin, visit them. We joined them as they ate dinner at Cheddar’s. A wonderful time together. Woo-Woo!
Cory and I ran a couple errands. Saw a couple neat things along the way. One was the Christmas tree at Old Town. It was all decorated with hub caps and license plates. Remember this is where they have the old classic car cruise nights on Friday and
The other surprise was a bar/restaurant that I have begged Cory to take me to.....he firmly refused. Year after year, he has continued to say “NO!”. It was called the Nipa Hut and was located in front of a dingy hotel on Rt.192. The bar facade was even more so...black and filthy.....but I was curious. I was reminded by Escort Cory that “curiosity killed the cat”. We never went to the Nipa Hut! But wait! What do my eyes see?? The dingy Nipa Hut had closed up and the hotel had changed hands. Now as we traveled along Rt.192, close to Tropical Palms, a giant sign that read: NIPA HUT! Yes....it was true. The Nipa Hut had moved and reopened. It was next to a shop that we were visiting. Oh, pleeeaasse, Escort Cory.....let’s check it out. Finally, he uttered an “Okay”....Yeah! Bravo! You are soooo good! It had a small sign next to a vacant looking building that directed us to a side entrance down an alley. We entered in.......Woooooo. Nice...very nice. Customers were enjoying their meals. An Asian lady approached us. We requested a menu. I found a couple dishes I would order but Cory
doesn’t like Asian food so I knew we wouldn’t be staying. I really knew we were exiting fast when we read various goat dishes were on the menu. No matter, I finally visited the Nipa Hut!
Tropical Palms sponsored a Toys For Tots gathering. It was a great party for a great cause. Our activity director, Nicki Jo, really worked hard in making it enjoyable for all. She had some kind helpers set the party room up. We had good food and a delightful 2-man singing duo. A Marine and his helper arrived to gather up all the donated toys. Lulu loves a man in uniform....you know that! When the music started, she wasted no time taking over the dance floor. She belted out the song “Dancing on My Own” by Swedish singer Robyn. She looked lovely. No one could take their eyes off her. Who would want to?
Cory and I made a visit to the Town of Celebration (originally built by Disney). On this day, they were “making” snow to cover a portion of the Main Street. It was pretty with their gorgeous Christmas Tree standing tall at one end. The “snow” was made of soap
suds. Kids still enjoyed playing in it! They came out clean. Lulu would have been in her glory. She would have rolled all around it. It was truly a reminder of “It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas”.
I received one of my Christmas gifts early. Our foursome took our sleigh and flew over the heavy traffic and landed at Disney Springs. Yippee! Our destination was The Earl of Sandwich. Can you remember why? Of course, you can. My most favorite sandwich is there. My gift came true....their Tuna Melt. Whoaaaaa.....so yummy. Lick my lips over and over again. Cory topped it off for me by including a chocolate frappe type drink. Tears came to my eyes I was so happl. Sandy & Cory got their Holiday Turkey sandwich: had all the fixings of a turkey dinner in the tasty roll. They both loved it. Sam kept it simple with tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. As we devoured our delicacies, we could absorb the beauty of a Christmas Tree right next to us. 🎼🎼O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree🎼🎼
Here at Tropical Palms, it is really looking like the Christmas season. One neighbor has really gone all
out. Look at Tim’s display. It’s a winner. Cory and I put out some of our Christmas decorations. All new stuff cause we gave away all that we had when we sold our house. Lulu stands proud amongst the rest of the festive decorations in our front window.
We are giving you notice to get your bags packed. No more excuses for not being on time for departure. Lulu, again, is responsible for the manifest. On December 15th, Cory, Lulu and I are leaving our home here in Tropical Palms to drive back in our car to the Wellsville, NY area to celebrate Christmas with our family on December 22nd. We are excited! We will be staying at the homes of our son, Cory, and daughter, Lory. All because, as you already know, the only home we have now is our RV. We sold our sticks and bones home in Shongo this past October. It will be terrific being with our family again. It won’t be easy squeezing all your presents into our sleigh. You may have to wait for your surprise until we start our journey home on December 23rd. Patience is a virtue.
May your Christmas
season be filled with joy and light!.....And 30 photos for you to see so scroll way, way down, please. 🎅🏻
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