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Published: January 14th 2017
We live in a metal/fiberglass house.
A rainy day makes for a good catch-up day. It started to rain this afternoon...not hard but just enough where you want to keep a roof over your head. At night time, it makes for such a soothing, wonderful sound. Until, it becomes torrential. Then it sounds like a thousand monster sized woodpeckers pecking as hard as they can. Deafening!
Okay, enough. Yes, we are still here and hope you are, too. I'm finding it tricky to "go here and there " and "do this" on the same day....the older I get, the slower I get. But sooner or later
, we all get back on track. Come on....the train 🚂 is pulling out.
On Tuesday, we all (the fearless foursome) went to coffee in our park's lobby. World crises get solved here. We used to have a morning coffee with all the "long-termers" every Tuesday with coffee, tea and sweet buns. Now, with new ownership, that has changed to only once a month. Jan. 17th will be our first "big" coffee klatch.
Places to go and things to do: the four of us.....whoa, sorry..Miss Lulu joined us....the five of us headed to Costco's. They built a new one now.
Lulu at Costco
Birds on top of car in Costco's parking lot
Cory made an appointment to have his hearing aides checked & updated on the 17th so we'll have our coffee at the big klatch and go back to Costco's again.
This new Costco is located in the vicinity of Bar Harbor. Yeah! Hooray! Of course, we went here for lunch. Lobster roll and French fries for $7.95! Delish! I gave Cory my fries and had a cup of cha-da(New England pronunciation for chowder)...delish! Seating is all outside but who cares when you are eating delicious seafood at cheap prices! We love this place. They have special prices on Monday & Tuesday.
Made other stops after leaving "The Bar". We went to Bed, Bath & Beyond, Harbor Freight (the mens' delight) & Walmart (yippee). I've started my own photo link of "Only Seen in Walmart!" I missed my opportunity to snap the full exposure when he bent down to get his water pack on the bottom of the cart! Rats! Next time, maybe.
Cheddar's restaurant was right here so we pulled in for supper. Yum, Yum. You can't go wrong here. Great food & reasonable prices! Delish!
From a Redbox, Cory rented the Jason Bourne movie. Back
at the RV, he and Sam watched it while Sandy & I played with our IPads. The movie had too much fighting in it for me. To each their own.Did you like it?
Wednesday: lobby coffee and walking! Sandy never lets up. Sometimes I hit the 5 mile goal but more often I drop off at just over 4 miles. My knees are squealing....they are not used to this! Just over a week of killer hiking and I have lost NO pounds: nada, zip, zero, nothing, the big zero, naut. RATS! My only incentive is to stare at tiny Sandy, certainly not our scale. Thus, we skipped, jumped and ran (not!) to the Publix grocery store at the Celebration Plaza. Could you hear my knees screaming in pain? They were!
Now.....do you think that our dining practices could be contributing to my disappointing ZERO weight loss? We are now speeding down the highway to The Ale House for their Wednesday evening special. Because we had lobster for lunch (feel sorry for us) we didn't order the steamed lobster as usual. I had their Seafood Mac & Cheese - to die for! Delish! Actually, brought some it home. No
more stopping at the 4-mile mark, I guess. Walk on, Guenter! Rats!
Thursday: Cory was up bright and early to play golf with the men from our park. That meant it was my responsibility to also get up early and get in line for our free tickets to go to the park's "Appreciation Party". I tried getting some of you up to go with me but that was a useless task.....all that yelling and carrying on - you sounded like me - sleepyheads.
Sandy and I (actually me) dragged ourselves up to the lobby at 7:40AM and signed the paper so we could get the tickets at 9:00AM. Told to hang around. That was fun cause we chattered with all our friends who were doing exactly what we were. The festive party will be on Jan.21st. Always a good time so put on your dancing shoes. Lulu moans with that comment. I suppose we can hold her in our arms so she can have a good time, also. She's so needy.
Sandy and I did our daily walking marathon. Whew! It's already getting old but I must continue. Yes, I will - Yes, I will. Yes, I
Delivered to our table
Lobster roll, clam chowder, french fries
can - Yes, I can. We walked around the park in an area where gypsies have camped. They don't make good neighbors from the stories we've heard. Oh, brother. Last year, when we first arrived, there was a gypsy family on our site.....not pleasant people to say the least. The woman said bad stuff to Cory when he told her they were going to have to move: NOW! Soon after, they moved!
Back at the RV, I took advantage of Cory's absence and did a few housekeeping chores. He got home about 4:00 PM after a full day of golf.
And now we are at today: Friday, the 13th. Only bad luck was more rain off and on. And that isn't really all bad......I am able to chat with all of you after a brief time away. We missed you! Especially Lulu..she always commands a big audience: show-off! We had to mail some items, so found S&S (sometimes I'm going to abbreviate "Sam & Sandy" in this manner....my finger gets weak nearing the end of the blogs). Hey! I heard that!
We suggested doing the morning walk on the town of Celebration (town that Disney built) trails.
They liked that idea. So after Cory mailed our stuff, we began the major stroll. The trails go around their small lakes and follow into one neighborhood after another by wooden boardwalks. At the end of the trail, we are looking at the backs of the multi-million dollar homes. Unbelievable! Magnificent. Their pool houses are even exquisite.
Other people follow these trails. Today, I met a couple from Hornell, NY...they graduated in early '70's so I didn't know them. I think one of them had the last name Flansburg. One lived on Hill St. and one on Delaware St. (This info is for my Hornell folks that are part of the blog group).
As we eventually made our way back to the Town Center, we stopped for a thirst quencher which ended up including soup also. Keep walking, Sandy G! Our last stop was at Publix. More walking but, at least, a cart to lean on. Sometimes, I kind of want to give Sam a little nudge on his scooter and just borrow it ..... just for a little while. I'd find Sam a comfy spot to sit.....just for a little while.
Once again, back at the
RV and another late afternoon walk.....11,273 steps=4.54 miles. That's good enough for me today. How about you? Have a good evening everyone.
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