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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 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

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 17th 2018

Hey, everyone. Houston we have a problem! Have you missed us? We hope so. The last blog we went sent out was “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas“. Some of you got it, some of you didn’t .....there’s where the problem lays. I’ve sent message after message to my Travel Blog Site Help Center....they have not responded to me yet. Fingers crossed they will soon. I figured I better let you know what’s going on. Hope you aren’t experiencing any withdrawal symptoms yet. Hopefully we’ll be back in business soon cause our dance card is getting very full. I’ll be interested to know how many of you get this message. Until then, be patient and stay with us. We’ll be back!!... read more
We are sorry we aren’t together right now
This is ME!

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 13th 2018

Just like I said: Our plans for today was to go to the huge Webster Flea Market. And that we did! Did you have a good time trudging through all the old and new treasures? We sure did. We didn’t get the early start as we wanted but that’s okay. We saw enough during our time there. When we were at Sam’s Club on Saturday, they were have a big sale. Not that we needed them cause we have so many as is......we ended up buying two more bed pillows. Pillow fight,anyone? We can furnish the pillows. They were so soft and squishy I couldn’t resist. $14.98 for two. How could we not buy them? Cory said they both could be for me...not enough support for him. Hah! Once home, he said maybe he would try ... read more
Beautiful Florida Trees
Run, Forrest, Run
A d he never stopped running

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 11th 2018

Oh,my! We know the old, jolly bearded man in the red suit is coming to our homes faster than what we can even think.....but why are all the Christmas decorations up now? We haven’t even eaten the big bird yet. Talk about how fast time flies. Almost faster than the speed of light. Whoooossssssh. But we love those beautiful decorations......ooooooo & aaaahhhhhh. We can hear you singing some Christmas Carol’s ...nice, very nice. Oh, and there’s Lulu’s high pitched yodel....beautiful. Something strange was shown to us by the folks who set up the festive Christmas decorations at the end of our road. One of their palm trees are many tiny little “sticks” coming out of one section of the tree trunk. Ended up not being sticks but little, live worms. Eeewwww. What kind are they? Do ... read more
Tiny worms burying themselves into a palm tree
O’ Christmas Tree...Disney Springs
Find Lulu

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee November 8th 2018

Miss us? We’ve missed you! Just needed a few more photos to complete this blog and a few more events to share with all of you. Plus the time to write the blog. Now we are all caught up and ready to do another presentation. Before we move on, I must admit that I did it again with my last blog. So lengthy and soooo many photos. Did you get to see them all? All 45 of them? Is that a big moan or another mumbled comment I’m hearing? I see at the end of the blog page, it had you either hit #2 or “next” to move on for more photos and even went to #3 or “next” for the last of them. Geeze, I was worn out checking them so I’m sure you had ... read more
Steve’s RV Wash & Wax Business
Steve and Lulu
Shiny NEW car

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