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North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee October 20th 2019

Today was the Buffalo Bills Game Day. Go Bills! Tragically our Internet and TV service was down in our RV and throughout our park. Gag & Choke & Growl. Fear not — where there’s a will, there’s a way. We jumped aboard our blue golf cart and headed along up to Old Town and Frogger’s. Frogger’s is a sport’s bar at the far end of Old Town. With a little squeezing together, most of you managed to get on the golf cart to watch this game with us. It helped that Lulu isn’t a football fan so stayed behind to catch up on her beauty sleep. She would only need a quick nap if that’s the case. Of course, not all of you are Bill’s Fans but since we were at a sports bar, you could ... read more
Frogger’s
Parked with the motorcycles
Tim & Conner at the Bill’s Game in Buffalo

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

Today’s activity took us in a different direction other than amusement parks and beaches. Nicki Jo, our activities director, arranged for some of us (including Lulu) to participate in an annual event held countrywide. It’s called “Be Bold, Be Bald!” It is a national cancer fundraising event held in October each year, and takes place wherever you are. We are at Tropical Palms. We started out with a potluck lunch. That hit the spot. A nice variety of delicious food. Linda thought it would be a good idea to have a potluck lunch everyday. Yummmmmmmmm. Nicki Jo handed out our bald caps to decorate. Some folks really put the full glitz on theirs. We put a penny on ours to recognize a very dear person who is dealing with cancer at this time. She knows the ... read more
Thank you Nicki Jo for everything you do!
Busy beavers decorating their bald caps
Lulu and her newest friend!

North America » United States » Florida » Sarasota October 15th 2019

Sorry I didn’t get the word out fast enough. You would have enjoyed our side trip to Sarasota. Don’t feel that bad, though. You weren’t the only ones who didn’t join us. Lulu was feeling subpar so decided it was best if she stayed back at the RV. She is SOOoo considerate! She’s rallied back around since our return today. Hallelujah! Our oldest daughter, Lory, has come down to Sarasota, Florida for a week. She is here gaining more business training for her company, ARVOS LJUNGSTROM ( Air Preheater Co.). It is related to her job as a system analysts. It is a very detailed and complex course related to the deep internal working of computers. Far more that I can explain let alone understand. Duh! We decided to spend some time visiting with her in ... read more
Lory’s Hotel
Lory’s room with exercise equipment
Lory’s room

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee October 10th 2019

Slowly, very slowly.....we are getting ourselves all settled in as we settle down. It’s so nice to take things at a slow pace. What an extreme. Before we left “home”, we were working at “our house” and polebarn like busy, busy beavers. Cory carried more of the load than I did but cleaning and scouring our house was no little task for me. I was whipped when done. Lulu supervised the whole process. But we all know how limited her participation was. Now, here at Tropical Palms, we go for morning coffee at the lobby. Art and Ray are there for us to chat ... read more
Looking down our roadway
Art helping Cory hook up our TV’s. Terrific guy!
Rain,Rain go away!

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee October 7th 2019

Hallelujah! Cory got us here to our winter homeland safe and sound. Good job, Buckaroo! We arrived at Tropical Palms at 2:15 PM.....in the rain. Everything looks great! So glad to have reached our home base. We left Horne Lake RV Park ( just over the Florida border) at 8:25 AM.....in the rain. Within 5 minutes, we were at the huge Florida Welcome Center....in the rain. They have scaled back at this wonderful welcoming building. The big “Welcome to Florida” sign is gone. No big display on the center display table. Far less amount of booklets to take. No one at the free OJ desk. I gathered up what booklets I could and snapped a picture of Driver Cory. We were off again....in the rain. Sometimes the rain was torrential. Other times, it was a drizzle. ... read more
At the Florida Welcome Center. Cory & Astro
When we were stuck in traffic in Pennsylvania for almost 1 hour
Driving today to Tropical Palms

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando October 5th 2019

We have been a bit too busy to blog so will summarise it here.... Day 4, lots of shopping. Daddy went nuts and brought heaps. It was like mummy and daddy had switched bodies. I also got some cool new shoes, BB9, a lightsaber and got to have yummy chicken nuggets twice. At night Aunty Tarn and I went to Disney Springs and I found a shop that has a cup cake atm outside. Put the money in and get your choice of cupcake back. Awesome!! Day 5, Halloween party at Magic Kingdom. The most people I have seen in my life. I dressed up as Pac-Man and mum, dad and Aunty tarns as ghosts. We got ridiculous amounts of candy. While most people were busy watching the parade, daddy and I went and did splash ... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee September 28th 2019

It’s one month into college football, and I’ve now been to stadiums in four of the Power Five conferences (only the Pac-12 is left). And in five weeks, I’ve attended seven games. The home team has won every single time. This week found me in the ACC, watching NC State on the road, yet again. I bet they want me to stop doing that. The home team this week was Florida State, the Seminoles, in Tallahassee. When I was a teenager, Florida State was THE team to beat. And the town I spent part of middle- and all of high school in is exactly 100 miles away from the campus. In fact, the CBS affiliate for our town has been based in Tallahassee for as long as I can remember. So FSU was pumped into our ... read more
Walkways were cool, in several senses
Construction at Integration Plaza
Hanging out with the 'Noles

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World September 26th 2019

It was cool, but kinda scary. At the top you see the track was broken. Then it went backwards. The most terrifying part was rushing backwards really quickly. It was dark and you didn’t know where you were going. There was a big forward drop and that was pretty fun. Really wanted to get back on it but the queue was a bit big and we had to go for breakfast (don’t have food before doing this ride)... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World September 26th 2019

Today we went on a ride called dinosaur and it was amazing. On the ride you can see dinosaurs like carnotaurus and they appear to come right at you. For me this the most terrifying ride in animal kingdom. And yes, I went on it again straight away. ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World September 25th 2019

In one word....Awesome!!! We used the fast pass and jumped most of the queues. Only had to wait about 10 minutes. The ride was short but fun. All the dips and turns were the best. I did lots of yelling and screaming, but really liked it. Will do again as soon as I can!! ... read more




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