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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 17th 2019

We told you we would give you notice about the surprise we have in store for you. Sorry that I’m only giving you short notice. Got caught up with busy work. You need to start packing now. Yes, now! Time is running out. Very early this Friday morning (tomorrow), our faithful foursome plus our stand-in Little Lulu are leaving on a cruise. Yippee. Hooray. Hallelujah! We will be sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. We really enjoy Royal Caribbean’s Ships.....so big and beautiful. Our cruise begins January 18th and we return to the dock at Port Miami on January 27th. The party doesn’t stop there. Once back on tara firma, we are going to drive to Key West and stay 2 nights there. We figured we were that close, we would take the opportunity ... read more
Inside this gorgeous ship
Inside this gorgeous ship
Lovely Lulu and Little Lulu

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 13th 2019

You never know what you are going to see at our park. Taking a stroll the other morning, we found a site in our area that had a pile of stuff heaped on their picnic table. Not totally uncommon. The motor home was gone....maybe for repairs or maybe it was their only mode of transportation to go to the Disney/Universal Parks, etc. Whatever. We noted a portable clothes dryer on this picnic table...running! Yep...these folks were drying their clothes while they were away. Not wasting a single second. A woman’s’ work is never done! I suppose we could have hung around and folded their clothes once they were dried....but we had places to go and things to do. Next time! We bought a new E-Z Up Canopy for outside out RV. I try to make it ... read more
Makinson Hardware Mural
History of this old hardware store
Cowgirl Lulu inside Hardware store

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 9th 2019

SURPRISE!! Yes, we had a couple delightful surprises pop up along our travels. Surprises are nice...as long as they are good surprises. Not like Lulu’s latest surprise she gave us....her smoking practice! We are still dealing with that crisis. She can be so troublesome at times. Last Sunday, Sam & Cory decided they wanted to see the football game inside where it was warm. A cool spell had descended upon us (low 70’s). I hear your remarks Northerners. The four of us walked up to Frogger’s Sports bar at Old Town. TV’s galore. We thought the place would be packed but it wasn’t. We had our choice of table and TV’s. Their Sunday special was a 16” Pizza for $9.98. Sounds good to us. Pizza was tasty....plenty of cheese if you like lots of cheese. We ... read more
Pizza & Football at Frogger’s
Three Kings Day Celebration
Lulu saddles up to smoking trollop at Webster

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 6th 2019

Last year, it was my time. This year it’s Cory’s turn. Whatcha mean? Cataract surgery, that’s what the good word is for the day. Hah! Whatever floats your boat. Cory was told by our local optometrist that he had developed cataracts so he decided he would visit Dr. Hanzlik. He is the Opthamolgist, at Celebration Hospital, who did my cataract surgery last year. He’s very good. Thus, we went for a visit with him last week....Cory and I just switched seats in his examining room. He in the exam chair, me in the comfy chair. Cory is going to get more sophisticated lenses than me cause he doesn’t want to wear any glasses at any time. 🎼🎼You’re so vain🎼🎼 Me, I use readers for close up use cause my lens are made for intermediate and long ... read more
Cory at the Eye Doctor
Hopefully no more squinting
His & Her’s Cataract Eye Surgery

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee January 1st 2019

“Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!” Okay, I’ll try and hope you do, too! Happy New Year one and all! We broke tradition last night. We did not stay home; go to bed; try to watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV and fall asleep before the ball drops. Instead we actually went to a New Year’s Eve party here at Tropical Palms. Lulu wasn’t going to be left behind! She loves a party and especially, dressing up. Of course, she’s limited as to what she can put on. Obviously, you know the reason why. She found her precious tiara and plopped that on her head and she was ready to party. Gorgeous! Lulu, the Queen. The party hall was set up so sparkly and ... read more
Queen Lulu
Our table of friends
Party friends

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee December 31st 2018

Happy New Year, Everyone. May it be the best year ever for all of you. Everything here on the ranch is getting even better. Each day, more and more of the Tropical Palms Family drive back through the old homestead fence. 🎼🎼Home, Home on the Range!🎼🎼. Welcome back, everyone! Carole & George were the first friends we saw upon their return. So nice to see them again. Glad you arrived safe and sound. John & Jeanne followed us in their car as we walked down their roadway towards their cute cottage home. So nice to know you are back with all your friends. Ray has returned with his classy sports car. A real beauty! Nice ride, Ray. Dave and Linda flew back from spending Christmas with their family. Wonderful! John and his mom, Marie, stopped by ... read more
Carole and her RV- Welcome back
George driving his RV- Welcome back!
Fun time at the pool

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee December 29th 2018

We could hear all your big sighs and relieved gasps as we pulled into our site at Tropical Palms. That was on Christmas Day at 7:30 PM. I felt like the Pope and kissed the ground. Lulu joined me....plus she was a lot closer to the ground. Easier for her to get up. Took me two hours of twisting, turning, and thrashing to get myself upright again. That was quite a journey down. We hope you weren’t in it just for the sightseeing aspect. With Mr. Speedster at the wheel, we were flying over the asphalt. Everything and anything was one big blur. Normally, with the RV, we take the bypass around Jacksonville, FL. and go onto Route 10 that takes us across part of the State. There we get on route 75 and head south ... read more
Back at our winter home again.
Horrible traffic as we head towards Tropical Palms
Gaylord Palms

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 19th 2018

Love it when Wednesday (Nov.14th) comes around. You do know what that means? It’s Lobster Dinner Day at the Ale House. Get those crustaceans swimming! We are on our way. Buckle up, everyone. To make our evening more festive, Carolyn and Bill joined us. The more the merrier! We go early...not for the early bird special. They don’t have that at the Ale House. Just to beat the crowds. Plus we are usually starving to death having saved ourselves for this magnificent seafood banquet. $14.98 for the lobster, one side (we get a baked potato) and coleslaw. You can order whatever side you prefer. Our waiter was a crusty, old guy. Nothing like the Old Man of the Sea. More like a worn out fisherman that never got a catch.....just crotchety. Every once in awhile, Carolyn ... read more
The Ale House
Our delicious dinner
Let the Good Times Roll

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 19th 2018

The day started out much like every other day here in Sunshine Land. The growing “group” gathered for morning coffee in the game room. Life’s problems were solved. The sky was a beautiful, solid blue. Not a cloud in the sky. At home in New York, we call them “a Florida Sky”. Once we all went our separate ways, Sam usually asks “Well, what are we going to do today?” We never have a quick answer. We tend to just go with the flow with the first thing that comes to mind. But today, Cory and I had a little plan. Sam’s birthday is coming up soon. Because we are heading home for the holidays, we won’t be here to help he and Sandy celebrate this big-time special day. We needed to have a pre-party for ... read more
Happy Birthday Sam
A bag of Birthday presents
Cherry Pocket

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 19th 2018

You are reading that right. Not a typographical error. I speak the truth. We did experience a brief cold spell here when we actually turned on our furnace. Off went the air conditioner and on came the much needed warming furnace. Aaah, that was nice. But it wasn’t nine degrees! We only had to travel down the pike a very short distance (around the block kind of) to find this very cold and freezing temperature. Located inside a huge, fancy, mammoth size building called The Gaylord Palms (Hotel & Convention Center) was a most delightful winter show called ICE! Sandy was eager to go but Sam said in forceful terms “No Way”! He hates the cold and hates being cold. This was the absolute last place he wanted to be. He stayed inside the warm hotel ... read more
Christmas at Gaylord Palms
ICE: The Christmas Story
Dressed for our tundra march thru the show




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