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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 25th 2020

Bored yet? Don’t worry, we have a few treats for you to keep you entertained. So settle in for a pleasurable time. Remember: we’re all in this together. Let’s start out with the biggie. Sandy Foreman had her 22nd birthday last Thursday. Happy Birthday, Sandy. She told us it was her 22nd....are we to question it? Nope! Not us....And you can’t either! In times past, we usually celebrated her special day by going somewhere extra nice for her birthday. She loves The Cheesecake Factory. Not in the cards this year. What to do under present circumstances with all the coronavirus restrictions? Hmmmmm — let’s think this out. We’re putting on our thinking caps....put yours on, too. No restaurants allowing dine in. Okay......let’s dine OUT! Easy peasy. Cory loaded up the car with our table and chairs. ... read more
Wearing our thinking caps
Cracker Barrel Dining: Outside!
All ready to enjoy a meal

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 22nd 2020

What a life changing experience. More so for some than others. Our personal situation is doable. We aren’t struggling by any means. It is those with family, friends or even themselves who have become ill with this coronavirus that are the ones dealt the bad hand. The first responders and health care workers who have cared for the stricken struggle along with them. We pray for all this to reach its finality and allow the world to put its pieces back together again. Humpty Dumpty....we must fare better than him. Together, we can do it! For the most part, every day is Déjà Vu. They all seem to replicate themselves. Without seeing the written date, we have no clue what day it is. Actually, this predicament isn’t truly a new one. Our day begins with a ... read more
New face wear
Coffee time at our coffee clatch
My dear friend, Lillian Edgley

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 10th 2020

Fifty-seven years and still going strong. What a journey we have traveled together! That's the gist of our "blog du jour". Today we celebrate....Cory & me....but please join with us on this special day that has taken us 57 years to reach. It's our 57th anniversary. Wow-whee! Each year, we have the opportunity to take you along on our journey that we took 57 years ago. For many of you, you have already accompanied us on this special odyssey so you may want to fast forward this blog.....BUT, if you want to go on this pilgrimage again, stay onboard and join the rest of the group. Holy smoke - where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday when Cory tossed his autographed baked roll at me across the college cafeteria. What a cool move. ... read more
University of Buffalo
The Roll
1959 MGA

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 9th 2020

Now that we have checked out all the areas of Tropical Palms together, it time to leave the premises to see what lies beyond. Hold on....don’t get your knickers all in a twist. This excursion was done while we could still go out in the fresh air as long as we stayed six feet away from everyone else. Fortunately, even though we are all packed tightly together in this virtual Blog World, we aren’t breathing on or touching one another ....pant, pant, touch, touch. Whoops...sorry. Ah-choooo. First, Cory, Lulu and I made this journey with all of you for the sake of this blog. The next day, Sam & Sandy poked their heads out of their secure burrow so we snatched them up and drove off with them for a second time around. Remember: the more ... read more
Don’t Twist your Knickers
Leaving Tropical Palms
Holiday Trail & Regal Oaks

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 5th 2020

I Swore to God and said we would NEVER stay in Florida again in the month of May.....N-E-V-E-R! N-E-V-E-R! N-E-V-E-R! Why you inquire? I hear your shouts of “Tell us!” I’ll tell you why in one word: Lovebugs! Yep....Lovebugs! Horrible, horrible, horrible Lovebugs. As you might recall, last year we stayed here at Tropical Palms until mid May before traveling on to Red Bay, Alabama. When May Day arrived, so did these annoying arthropods. These wretched Lovebugs swarmed us as we lived out our final stay at TP. Every aspect of our lives was infiltrated with these black boogers. It was a torture beyond belief. Even worse, they followed us almost to Red Bay. They clung to our RV like gobs of black loogies. The front of our RV looked like we had been run out ... read more
Horrific Lovebugs!
Joe Rossi and his RV in front of their Sandcastle

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 23rd 2020

How many times did my mother remind me of that? More than I can count. But she was always right. Mom’s are always right!! (Hey, kids...can you hear me now?) Whatever was in the passed. Perhaps not always as quickly as we might like but it always passed. Life moved forward while difficult times faded away into the background. That’s what we are all coping with today. The coronavirus has brought concern and turmoil into every person’s life. Times are scary. Hopefully, the sick will be healed and the healthy will stay strong. It’s frightening not knowing when and where it will all come to an end. But eventually it will and we shall all rebound. Life will forge on as planned. The people of this world will have been made stronger and wiser because ... read more
Joe, Dave, Sam & Art. Looking at the new antenna
Dave looks for the antenna...but 3 rabbits instead!
Dave, Joe, Cory, Dave, Art ....friends together

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 10th 2020

Forget the Hot Weather blast known as true Florida weather. We even had one day in Orlando when the record broke...hit 90’. Since then, a cold spell moved in: 40’s - 60’s. Sorry to our Northern family and friends who just snort at that. You all know what chilly temps truly mean.... Sam buries himself deeper into his warm and cozy nest inside his motor home. He prefers to hibernate like a bear in winter when the chilly breeze strikes. Even if we constructed a huge flea market outside the front his RV, I don’t think he’d poke his nose out their door. We can only wave at him through his window. Of course, he is also staying safe from the coronavirus. Smart Sam. All alone, except for bestie Lulu, Cory and I headed south to ... read more
Mike, Molly (Joe Jr.’s wife) , Joe, Joe Jr.
Joe & Cory
Linda, Joe & John

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee March 2nd 2020

See....I told you I still had more delights to share with you. Just trying to keep some of these blogs short and sweet. Hey, I can hear that! That’s okay cause I’m the first to admit I can be quite garrulous.....would you want me any other way? Hope not cause I think I was born this way (sounds like a song by Lady Gaga). My Aunt Phe (a school librarian) said when I was a baby one of my first words was “book”. Many relatives read a lot to me when I was young. I can remember that! I came from a family of teachers. I am grateful to all of them for their entertaining and informative favor. Unfortunately, I did not follow suit. I read but I’m not a reader by any means. I have ... read more
Friends at Dave & Linda’s — Pano shot.
Dining at Bar Harbor-  Lobster roll
Sandy operates on Sam with pliers

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 28th 2020

Giddy Up! Giddy Up! Place your bets! Whoa....pony boy....Whoa! I’m sure you are curious what all this horsing around talk is all about. I’m just the one to tell you. Others from our park can tell you, also, but they aren’t writing this blog. You are stuck with me! Nee-Nar, Nee-Nar. C’est la vie. A week or so ago, our RV Park was entertained by an evening at the Horse Races. Betting, gambling, winning, losing, hooting, sniveling.....all of it. Plus a tasty meal to start the event off. That’s always a good kickoff. Our friend, Joe (he and his wonderful wife, Bonnie, live in one of the Sandcastle cottages here) annually puts together a full night of fun and excitement for us “long-termer’s” at Tropical Palms. You remember Bonnie & Joe. They are the compassionate and ... read more
Wagering bets at the ticket window. Joe (Standing)
The merry money handlers! Brent, Bonnie, Nancy
Wild Bill & Nicki Jo

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee February 21st 2020

Since acclimating back into our RV life, we have enjoyed visits with good friends and jaunts to sites known and unknown to us. Lulu has finally removed her black mourning veil since learning of the passing of her best friend, Little Lulu (remember she is sleeping with the fishes). It’s been tough on her but she’s a strong gal....most of the time. She has limited many of her public appearances. Our loss. She did muster up some strength when it was important for her to greet her favorite folks. You have to love her! We do have a nerve wracking concern about her, though. She finally quit smoking which pleases us all. Great accomplishment, Lu! However, coping with Little Lulu’s demise, we have noticed Miss Lulu imbibing in a swig or two of that calming joy ... read more
Cory cooks. Lulu drinks!
Mike, Charlene & Joe - dejected
Nancy & Jimmy

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