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Published: January 16th 2017
Saturday, here at Tropical Palms, they had an indoor yard sale in the Veranda Room. A good turnout for all. Lulu was irate I wouldn't take her but she thinks she can buy anything and everything she sees. Wrong! We went just look. Right!
We came home from the sale with an outdoor canopy, a nice folding table and a small, wooden, artist posable figure. I gave that to Lulu to settle her down. She loved it! Doesn't take a lot to make her happy.
Cory lined our lawn chairs in two rows so our yard looked like an auditorium. A few people came by and sat down. Lulu joined them. Has to be a part of the gang, you know. Cory did this because they traded our picnic table out to one that is much easier to sit down at. My knees said "thank you very much". Now he could put up our canopy.
Remember last year when we had a bad storm and our canopy collapsed? We weren't here and our friends, Sandy, Mike and Jon tried to salvage it....but it was a goner. They exposed themselves to the wretched pouring down rain storm. Such great
friends to do that. Cory had it well tied down....so much so that it was the frame that bent and twisted all up into a tangled web of metal. Thank you, friends, for helping us out in this disaster.
We looked for a new canopy for this year but hadn't found one. This one is perfect. Well cared for, right size and sturdy. Well, we'll see how sturdy when a major storm hits....and they do.
Seeing the auditorium set up, other friends filled in the seats. Jeff & Judy came by and soon after, Bill & Carolyn came over. It was a nice time to relax with friends. Carolyn said she and Bill had just returned from dining at the Cracker Barrel. That sounded good so the remaining 6 of us decided we would go there for supper.
Sunday (today) is Jeff & Judy's 40th wedding anniversary so we surprised them with the Cracker Barrel "to-die-for" chocolate coca-cola cake plus our singing: 🎶🎶🎶Happy Anniversary to Yoooou!".... and paid for their meal. Other customers clapped after the musical serenade. Not sure if it was because we stopped singing or for the special twosome. The least we could for
Lulu loves her new friend
Our goal: to be that thin!
such a great couple!
Today, we (me) kind of took it easy. Cory cooked hot dogs for lunch for Sam, Sandy, Mike and me under the canopy. Making good use of it right away. Just have to decorate it up a bit and it will be perfect.
Task Master Tiny Sandy had us walking again. Today, I only did half the goal of 5 miles. Saving myself and my knee for the big Webster Flea Market tomorrow (Monday). It's always a biggy on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day. Be sure to put your hiking shoes on because you won't want to miss this adventure. Grab a walking stick, too. We have miles to walk around this big event. Even though we aren't buying stuff anymore, it's still fun to look.
While traipsing through our park, we came across a very unique motor home. It looked like it might have been some sort of military vehicle at one time. Now it has cartoon pig pictures on both sides plus world maps. Fortunately, the owner was sitting outside of it so we could flood him with questions. He said the unit was made in Austria...specifically for him
Sam, Sandy, Lulu & Mike
as a motor home. They were from Denmark. They are traveling around the world. On the world maps, the European countries they have been in were colored yellowed. They have visited many countries already. Of course, the first big question was how did he get it here. Much like Cory's answer with "our" Aruba license plate: a ship brought it here. They landed in Canada from Europe and now were in the USA. The monster rig gets 10 miles/ gallon. It is really something to see and must be really something to drive and live in!
Came across a trailer that had more foreign license plates than Cory. They had a good way to display them. Cory's thinking about doing the same but I don't think he would get the good response as he does now with the one attached directly to the back of our bumper. As I mentioned: this year we have an Aruba license plate on the RV. He tells people who ask "how he got our unit here": on a barge. He elaborates on that until they really believe him. Funny fella.
Calling it a night...big day tomorrow. Need to get rested up. We'll
wake you in time so we can all go together. Temperature to go to around 75-80 degrees so don't wear your mittens. Good-night.
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