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Published: March 1st 2017
Sandy & Candy
That's really me in brown wig...haha
Trying to catch you up on everything that went on in this tropical paradise before and after our cruise. This is a conglomerate blog of all things wonderful. It's a mishmash of several places we went to, friends we have seen and things we have done. I probably don't have them in the right order but that's okay.....you don't know the difference, do you? HaHa-Snort!
You remember my horrific shock and awe over my latest haircut....the one where she cut all my hair off? Pulling on the few strands that were left did nothing. They didn't stretch. Desperate to go out in public, I scrounged around our mobile home and found an old wig I brought. Of course, everyone brings a wig...just in case...right? It was a wig I had tried to sell on EBay: real human hair. Obviously, it didn't sell. I brought it as a joke to Tropical Palms but now, this was no joke. I needed it and needed it badly. Both Lulu and Cory have longer hair than me. People where calling me Frank all the time. The wig was styled pretty rough but I made it work. Couldn't tell the front from the back. At
one of our morning lobby coffee's here, I wore it plus a trashy outfit. I tried not to speak and just flitted around the lobby like some "city woman". When I finally had to speak, I tried to adapt a southern accent but I'm not trained in doing impersonations so it sounded like a combo of dialects from many states plus crudeness. This Southern Slut was good for some laughs, anyway. My name was Candy.....I really didn't want to be known for her actions, remarks and general bad behavior. She only lasted a few hours. That wig was way too hot....of course, so was Candy.
George came by on his golf cart. His hair-do is the extreme minimal (aka: no hair) so he tried on my wig. WOW....he looked like a rock musician from England or Grizzly Adams without a beard. What do you think?
Friends who used to stay here at a Tropical Palms stopped by for a visit. Nancy and Jimmy are staying just a short distance down 192 from this park. Cory & Jimmy had worked at Republic Steel in Buffalo, NY years ago. They didn't know one another then but isn't it a small
Cory & George
George is now known as "Harry".
world? Great to see them again. They are great people.
When we returned from the cruise, we were surprised to see our friends, Donna & Bob, stopping by for a visit. It is so nice to see good friends again. They aren't RVing it now.....staying in various places as they travel around in these southern states. We miss seeing them so it was extra nice that they stopped by. They are great people, too.
On Monday (celebrating President's Day) we made our routine trip to the big Webster Flea Market. This day and Martin Luther King Day are the two mega days at this place. Dealers overflow into a field across the road. Normal Mondays (Webster is only open on Monday) are very good here but these 2 days are the best. We saw our friends, Linda & Jim, selling their wares under one of the pavilions. Always good to see them. They are great people. We met years ago when we sold at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. We have shared some fun times together.
Lulu, of course, took advantage of a couple photo shoots. She doesn't miss a trick....always getting in the picture for
the world to see. What a show-off.
Driving to Webster, I always take a picture of this abandoned, deteriorating house. If only the walls could talk. I put my annual pictures in a comparison shot on my Farms & Barns Facebook site. They like it. Cory takes a back road getting to this monster flea market. It makes you feel like you are in "Old Florida"....I always holler out "Run, Forrest, Run" when we drive through this beautiful, tree lined and canopied old road.
You see some very primitive and poor housing in this area....one small trailer had its own shade roof over it to try and shield it from the intense sun rays. Cozy.....Cory and I are planning to down-size but I don't think we'll go quite this compact. But you never know.
The only item we bought at the flea market is a doozy. Easy to fold up and transport. Cory loves signs so this was perfect. We put it to good use once back to the RV. The other day, we came home to find another sign on our entrance steps: No Trespassing - U.S. Property. It is great. Thanks, Joe!
our park had an entertainment night where they brought in a hypnotist. This was a fun evening as we all gathered together and witnessed some of our fellow campers "go under". Everything was all in fun so nothing became out of hand. I should have volunteered to be hypnotized but you know me: Shy Sandy.
We've had a couple spur of the moment meals at our RV. Sandy, Sam, Mike and Joe have joined us under our festive canopy room for laughs and food. Last night, Joe brought over a magnificent cake. Called a Chantilly Cake. Look at the picture of it.....to die for! Delicious, Delicious! I had to throw in a picture of Cracker Barrel's Coca Cola chocolate cake.....now DOUBLE chocolate! We've had it. OMG. Fabulous! I never wanted to to leave my pie hole. Oooooo.Ahhhhhhh. Sandy brought over a delicious corn casserole. Scrumptious. Hope she makes it again.
Earlier in the day, the six of us had to gone to our beloved Bar Harbor for lunch. Of course, I got my usual: lobster roll. Fantastic. Cory gets a fried shrimp plate. We bought two, large, cooked Maine lobsters to bring home: $6.98 each! You can't beat
that! Remember, this place is the distribution place for all the seafood that goes out to all the various restaurants. There you pay $$$$$ for their delicacies......the same we are getting for mere nothing. Life is good.
I'm showing you a picture of one of the canons Sam has made. He searches for parts for them at the flea markets to construct these ingenious creations. Each one is different. Each one tells a story. Sam is one clever craftsman. Sam, the Canon Man. He has been making these for years. He usually gives most away. We have several of his magnificent works of art That we treasure. I told him he should be selling these. They are excellent examples of steampunk. What talent this great guy possesses. Sam has been searching for a new hat to shield his ears from the searing sun. This picture shows one of the two thousand hats he has tried on. Opinions, please.
Another photo shows some of our living, roaming bug killers. These cranes wander throughout the park searching for crumbs or bugs. We like them. Our electric power went off in the park the other day. It was caused by one
of the hundreds of squirrels that live here. This furry critter had jumped on a hot wire at the top of one of the poles and got fried. The electric company came quickly and restored our power....not able to resuscitate the squirrel, though. Sad.
I think I've covered most of our enjoyable highlights. Can I say we are having a wonderful time here in sunny Florida? I think our photos can confirm that. What makes it ever so much more wonderful are the great friends we share these times with. They are the best. And so are you! Welcome to our world. So glad you are in it!
PS...only 18 photos this time but you have to scroll way down to find them all. Happy Scrolling!
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