No plans....just taking it easy. Aaaaahhhhhhh. Friday was a rainy, dank day so we just hung out in the RV and did nothing....most enjoyable. The Mt. Dora (antique) Extravaganza was going on but we convinced ourselves we weren't going until their next show in February which is defined as its best. Nothing is carved in stone....Saturday morning our phone rang. Dealer friends of ours were set up at Mt. Dora and wondered if we were coming to the show. Okay....it would be fun to see them so off we went. The show was as we remembered: dusty and full of "repro's". Half of the show is on a hillside so you have to be part mountain goat to get around it. The rest of the stuff for sale is so high priced (delusions of grandeur) you wonder how they sell anything. I always say to Cory "if we had our stuff here, we would sell out!" But, all considered, it was nice seeing our friends. They said the show wasn't very good for them....so glad we weren't set up. We could tell by the long faces on the various dealers that the show wasn't going great for any of them. You
can only keep a fake smile grinning on your face for so long before your facial muscle weaken and the real look and feel appears (not pretty). Some dealers were even packing up....been there, done that. There is another antique show we plan to attend in Vero Beach in a few weeks. We enjoy that one: clean and on flat ground. Most all these dealers make the same circuit over these winter months so basically we are seeing the same stuff, just in different locations. Good exercise in fresh air is the perk. The rest is because "it's in our blood".
Monday is Webster Flea Market Day. We aren't sure if we want to go or not. Faithful Sam is going so after he scouts it out, he will call us to let us know if it's worth the drive or not. The day of "being the early bird who gets the worm" has faded well into the sunset for us. We get there when we get there is now our schedule and routine.
I am hoping we visit Universal Studios this week. We get an annual pass so we can go anytime and as often as
we want. I love the Butter Beer (a super-duper cream soda drink) at Harry Potter. The weather won't be too hot so it will perfect for park walking. Universal consists of two separate parks .... one at a time is plenty. That's what makes the pass nice. Sometimes, we don't even go into a park...just sit at the "City Walk" where the various restaurants are located (at the park entrance) and people watch. A lot different from sitting on our front porch at home watching the traffic go by on Rt.19-South.
Warm thoughts are sent out to all of you from us....
Live in the Western part of NY, close to PA border. Have been married 50 years. We have four fabulous children (Lory, Kim, Cory, Tim). They have given us nine terrific children. All families live in N.Y., except for Cory's, who live in N.C. We are retired...Cory was VP of Human Resources...Sandy was an R.N. Traveling in our 2008 Phaeton RV and loving it! In 2012 we lost our beloved dog, Chip - our chocolate lab. He was our dear traveling companion. He was almost 13 years old. His memory will travel with us wherever we go. We winter in Florida at Tropical Palms RV Park in Kissimmee.... full info