Blogs from Kissimmee, Florida, United States, North America - page 14


North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 12th 2016

Not planning on returning to this monster flea market this year.....UNTIL we thought of a couple things we wanted to buy there. Can't find them anywhere else at such reasonable prices. So off we went, with Lulu in tow, to the Webster Flea Market. Always busy and crowded at this Junkers Heaven. We only walked a few aisles on the West Side....the Best Side. This is where all the antique and collectible vendors set up. Not as many dealers this time as the season is starting to wind down. We hopped over the road to the retail side where the new, China made items are for sale. We found what we had been searching for. One item that I bought is my newly invented, fashion statement: instead of using these inexpensive, stretchy, beaded bracelets on your ... read more
Religious caravan always located at Flea Market
My fashion statement
Old Grocery Store in Webster

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 12th 2016

"Let It Ride", "Twenty-One", "Know When to Hold 'Em", "One Arm Bandit", "WINNING!", "Yowhee", "Yippee", "Rats!"- all comments we hollered and heard last evening. We were thoroughly and enjoyably entertained last night by our Tropical Palms Resort staff. They brought in lots of authentic gaming equipment and dealers to provide us with an evening of good food, great gambling and exciting door prizes.....all in an festive, fun-filled atmosphere. I hope you had your gambling glove and lucky charm with you so you could be one of the winners. I had my lucky charm with me = Cory. Of course, as par, I lost all my "free" money on the slots and he won his mega load of chips on the crap table. Whew! Those hard sixes do it all the time! Then, those winnings turned into ... read more
The gambling hall at Tropical Palms
Fran Connie Sandy Sam Cory Lulu Carole George
A Winner: Sandy

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 12th 2016

Get your dancing shoes oiled up and ready to do some high stepping jigs. Today, many, many, many folks from our park gathered together for a very successful block party. The Tropical Palms staff organized it. Excellent job, staff! Chairs were set up and lined two streets in the Sandcastle section. A huge bandstand held two, magnificent bands. First up was the Greg Warren band followed by the famous The Dukes (they play routinely at Old Town). Both were terrific....very loud.....Lulu held her ears....but still toe-tapping great. The party offered refreshments at a minimal charge. It began at 1:00 PM and ended at 7:00 PM. Hours of those good old "oldies" played that had many singing and dancing. We sat in front of George and Carole's RV. When the first band ended, we used the intermission ... read more
Greg Warren Band
Lois, Linda, Carole, George, Cory
Jeff & Lulu & Happy Guy

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 11th 2016

Added to our bucket list this year was to go to Crabby's Bills Restaurant. Time to load up because the motor is running. Our fearless foursome (I think you know who belongs in this group) aimed the vehicle in the direction of St.Cloud. We usually go to the Catfish Place when in St.Cloud. We had heard about Crabby's from other folks in our park who have been there. It sounded good. We like good. Once we found a huge lake, we were there. There is a West side and East side to this lake. I can't remember the name of the lake....long and a tongue twister. It is located on Lakeshore Blvd. Cory wasted no time ordering his meal: GROUPER...his favorite. The food served was very good. I made the mistake of ordering something like a ... read more
Back side of restaurant
3 Ducks
Lulu wants duck!

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 9th 2016

Hang on.....its been challenging for me to keep up with all my blogs. Too many adventures! I need to clump some of these together. I know you don't mind. You have been flexible and understanding since the beginning. We were invited to Connie and Fran (Fram, as some people like to call him) Curran's for a delicious homemade meal. Lulu figured she was on the invite list so sauntered (best she could) down the road with us. Connie likes to cook and you can really tell it! Everything she serves is delicious and perfect. She could have her own food truck or restaurant and the crowds would come! She is like our own Rachael Ray of the park. Sam & Sandy were invited, also. What a grand evening sharing her fabulous food with great friends. Fran ... read more
Fran loves Jon's RV
Good food, Good Friends
Lynn, Chuck, Lulu & Cory

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 29th 2016

Weather in Florida this winter seems cooler than years past. Is El NiƱo the culprit? I don't know. What I do know is that I have worn mostly long pants since arriving here on January 4th. Cory doesn't mind it....he wears shorts no matter what...well, unless his legs turn blue. And, of course, Lulu has no problem with cold extremities. She has hats to wear when her big head gets chilly. Then there are the rainy, windy days. Remember how I mentioned, you don't want to be out on the highway when that happens. Blinding! Can't see a thing ahead of you or around you for that matter. It bad, very bad. So now to our present status. We are sad....sniff, sniff. The other day when they had multiple tornadoes throughout Florida, we experienced the bad ... read more
Our Broken Tent
Lulu looks over the empty tent site
No party tent

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 20th 2016

It's hiking boot time, again. Walking stick wanderings. Ready? Set...Go! This day and Martin Luther King Day are the two BIG days at the huge Webster Flea Market. Of course, we want to be there.....even though WE are getting out of the business....'member? You aren't though. So just like we did on MLK Day, Lulu has loaded herself into her carry bag and flung it into our shopping cart. What a saving grace my cart has been. Besides holding a ton of goodies, it has a fold-down seat attached to it. When I get weary, I can easily sit on this seat anywhere I want; whenever I want. "Please don't break favorite cart: I don't know what I would do without you." We bought it at a flea market somewhere in Florida. Flea Markets are good! ... read more
Nice ride, Lulu
Joy! Lulu gets a leg!
Lulu & Dealer sell from afar

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 20th 2016

You don't have to venture far within our park to have a fun time....... "in the old town tonight". And most of the time it takes no purpose or planning. Just friends getting together. While here in Florida, I cannot whine about having to cook. Not even a squeak. We go out to eat most of the time. Great! And there are so many delicious diners to explore and indulge. Not so great for the waist line, hips, belly, etc., but great for not having to cook....yippee. I used to like to cook but after so many years of doing it, I'm sick of it. One reason I love cruises so much: they serve me, they feed me......oh, happy me. I kind of feel like a hypocrite wearing my big, black Fitbit band. But let's move ... read more
Hot Day Day
The full toast
Party at the Curran's

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 26th 2016

A brief reprieve for you while we plan some new events for you. The first item on the agenda is absolutely delicious. Mega calories but yummy, yummy, yummy. Sam & Cory have become major gambling betters. All centered around football games. First, they draw a card to see who gets to pick what team he wants. Then, they wager on what they want the other person to do for whomever wins the game. This is the scenario of the betting. Sam: 1 Win; Cory: 3, na, na-na! Sam even took the Patriots! We were the first to pay up. We had to pay our dues graciously. Sam and Sandy won a hot fudge sundae from us. We went to Friendly's. Sam ordered the biggest sundae they had with extra hot fudge on the side. And ... read more
Early on at Manny's
Clare makes the most of the bad situation
Disney Springs

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 22nd 2016

Tropical Palms is never lacking for fun things to do. The date on your calendar should read January 19th now. We're getting there. Soon, very soon, we will all be on the same page. We are going to a Sock Hop tonight so get out your poodle skirts, saddle shoes and tie your hair back into a pony tail. Since my hair can't even be pulled back into a stub, I decided it needed a good trimming. We drove to a Fantastic Sams and let the beautician do her magic on me. Even David Copperfield would be challenged. I had a body perm in mid December hoping it would give me some style for awhile. Nope! I'm hopeless. It was too long on top so it dragged what hair I have down like a sloppy, messy ... read more
DJ Dennis & Cory
Connie Curran
Let the party begin

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