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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee May 9th 2022

The time has come. The writing is on the wall…well, on our calendar, anyway. It reads “Leave TP”. Yep….time to pack up and head home to our polebarn in Shongo, NY. Our plan is to depart around the 20th of May. That’s the plan today….but we are flexible…..have to be…..you can never plan for the unexpected. Today was a sad day. We had to bid “toot-a-loo” to our dear friends, Sandy & Sam. It was their designated day to “leave TP”. But no so fast…..a snag in their departure process. Of course, Cory and I can relate to this scenario….been there, done that. Sandy….she drives their big rig now….went to start the engine…..and nothing, nada, zip, zero,….CRAP! Uh-oh. Something’s not good here, folks. 🎶🎶If there's something weird And it don't look good Who you gonna call? ... read more
Art working on Sam & Sandy’s RV
Art….the best person ever!
Our friends…..will miss Sam & Sandy

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 6th 2022

Yep! Even the best of us can get struck down. That’s exactly what happened to “Bucky, Buckaroo, Big Fella, Mr.Lucky”…..you all know him mostly as just Cory. Well, Mr.Lucky (Cory) lost his luck temporarily. He has the dreaded Covid! Yep, he is full of the virus! Noooooooo. Here’s the scenario: One evening he complained how hot it was…..anything to pump the air conditioner up to its highest…Freezing me out…..Brrrrrrr. In the night, I happen to roll over and touch him. Yikes! He felt like a burning, hot poker but was sleeping soundly. I thought about taking his temperature but it was a brief thought and I quickly fell back to sleep. 😴😴😴 In the morning, I checked it and his temp was 99.3……not too alarming considering how hot he felt to the touch in the night. ... read more
Positive test for Covid
Our converted RV
Our visitor protecting himself

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 25th 2022

Remember how we mentioned in our last blog, we were heading to Marco Island to visit our daughter and son-in-law? Well, we did! True to our word. It was a pretty good haul driving down there. Big road trip! Do we all realize what a long state Florida is? Check it on a map. I wonder what Juan Ponce De León thought when he landed in Florida. Did he say “Boy, this is a long piece of land?” If he did, he was right! Our GPS took us right to our destination….with back up directions from Kim. They have been staying in a wonderful condo unit right on the waterway on Marco Island. Actually, we found out that 80% of all housing on Marco Island is on a water way…..like living in Venice, Italy! Beautiful. Of ... read more
Condo and location where Kim & Jim have been
The Burrowing Owls
More adorable owls

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 9th 2022

Our ship sailed…..we had a great cruise…..and it docked back at Port Canaveral February 26th. I see all of you who wanted to go with us, made it…even with such short notice. Good for you! I knew you could do it. Lulu was glad to have us back home. She’s a people-person …..you know that….so doesn’t really like being on her own. We were concerned she might turn our RV into a party rig in our absence but, alas….she behaved herself. Whew! That was a shocker! She does have a naughty side….you know that! As you recall, we left Port Canaveral on February 19th. Sandy, Sam, Cory and I all drove together in our car. We boarded Carnival’s newest and biggest ship: the Mardi Gras. Our boarding experience went quickly and smoothly. Cory and I used ... read more
Our Agenda
Mary Jane, Ray, Sam, Sandy Cory, Jim
Center Stage

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 18th 2022

My bad! We’ve waited until the last minute to inform that we are going on another cruise. Yes, that’s right….another cruise and you all are invited to join us. We are leaving tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM so you don’t have much time to get ready. You can do it…but Hurry Up! Hurry, Hurry Up!! We signed up with a group from our park to go on Carnival’s newest and biggest ship, the Mardi Gras. We will be sailing to Cozumel, Mexico…Costa Maya, Mexico… and Mahogany Bay, Isla Routan. This is a 7 day cruise so we’ll return on February 26th. It should be a great time. I’ll be taking copious pictures but won’t be able to send them until our return…..so don’t hold your breath! We had to do some prep work in order to ... read more
Carnival Mardi Gras Cruise Ship
Necessary documents for boarding the ship
Friends together at Portillo’s

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 23rd 2022

I’m sure you all have been wondering about this…whether we were dead or alive! Obviously, we are the latter. I checked and the last blog I wrote was on December 19th. OMG…Nooooo. Nothing like taking a break from blogging. Call it what you may….procrastination, dithering, shilly-shallying, dilly-dallying, hawing, laziness, forgetfulness……bunch them altogether and it culminates into my one pathetic alibi. I’m sure none of you blubbered your eyes out missing our blog…..it gave you lots of time to refresh yourselves for another round of my chit-chat…..chatter. And lots of it this time so prepare yourselves. Yawn, Moan, Groan….I can hear this coming from you! Cut it out! Let’s begin. You have to get back in your old time machine again and set it for before Christmas. Got it? OK. Whoa…..we are really going back in time, ... read more
Tropical Palms Christmas Gathering
Uncle Eddie’s RV!…. At Tropical Palms
Christmas Golf Cart Parade at Tropical Palms

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee December 19th 2021

Merry, Merry Christmas everyone. We wish you all the joy this season may bring. Being here in Florida makes you use your imagination a bit more to get in the spirit of Christmas. With no snow and cold weather, no hot chocolate and burning chestnuts (yes, ours burned…not just roasted), we have to seek and soak up all the Christmas decorations we can find! Some places really have stupendous displays. So much work putting them all up and then turning around and taking them down. We were whipped just hanging a few lights and a couple Dollar Store trimmings. We praise these dedicated folks for sharing their enthusiasm and festive spirit. We find ourselves wandering through endless stores to hear the melodious Christmas music over their intercom. Sometimes we sing along….🎼🎼fa-la-la-la-la🎼🎼. We stare all day and ... read more
Lulu in her holiday garb
Tropical Palms Christmas Displays - even Rudolph!
Tropical Palms Christmas Displays

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 27th 2021

Golly! I bet you were wondering if I had died or something. Never fear, I’m still here….just lazy and absorbed with streaming various shows on our TV. Now I’m ready to get back to business. Is that applause I hear? Bring it on folks! We had a Happy Halloween here at Tropical Palms. Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet! Some of the dedicated campers decorated their sites for the holiday with some fabulous blow-up figures. Us….the best we came up with was Lulu and a simple plastic pumpkin. Lulu didn’t even wear a costume! She usually puts on a fancy type headdress. It wasn’t even enough to take a picture of. Several costumed treat or treaters came by for some candies. Lulu was jealous! Theresa & Grant and Walt & Diane came over with their dinner ... read more
Halloween decorations
Cory, Theresa, Diane, Walt, Grant, Lulu
Sam & Sandy, Cory & me at Cracker Barrel

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee October 26th 2021

Two weeks post- op and Cory went to see his doctor. Well, kind of….he passed him at the work station….enough to share greetings. Don’t you think he should be called Dr. Hunky? Oh-la-la. Cory was actually seen by his Physician Assistant, Christa. She plays an important role in this whole process….after the doctor performed the surgery, it was Christa who put Patient Cory back together again with her handiwork. She will follow him until he is completely recovered. She is very good! I do have one complaint, however. Cory rolls his eyes on this. They didn’t take a photo of his knee during the surgery! Remember mine that I shared with all of you? All the blood and gore and raw bone….’member? You knew me inside and out after that. Not going to happen here with ... read more
Cory’s Doctor…..Dr.Hunky
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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee October 7th 2021

That’s right. Monday, October 4th, was surgery day for Cory. Using robotics, Dr.Johnston gave Cory a left total knee replacement. Everything went super. He spent one night at the Celebration hospital as an observation out-patient. He was almost in the same room I had one year ago! Before I get into the minute details, I have to finish up with our eating extravaganza we were enjoying prior to his surgery. Because we had a free coupon for a desert at Cheddars, we made that a definite stop. Our main course was their yummy chicken pot pie. It’s always a winner! The free desert was their legendary Cookie Monster…..Scratch-made chocolate chip cookie, baked to order, with vanilla bean ice cream, homemade hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry on top. Actually, we got two cherries ... read more
Cheddars: pot pie and monster cookie desert
Capone’s restaurant in Margaritaville
Rigatoni & meatballs & Cory




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