We have been very busy since I last wrote on October 29th.
On Tuesday, the 30th, we walked in the morning, then went to the dentist for cleaning after lunch. Then, Marilyn got a Publix fix. The place where we buy and ship oranges in Sumterville was not open for the season yet.
Wednesday, the 31st, we walked after breakfast. Our friends, Terry & Phil Tobin arrived and we had a good visit. After dinner, we went to the clubhouse for BYO wine and cheese to welcome the change in staff at Sumter Oaks.
Thursday, the 1st of November, was the first Florida Escapees lunch at the Golden Corral in Clermont, FL. We had a good crowd so we had plenty of friends to visit with. Marilyn’s cousin, Paul, was there with his wife, Peg. Terry and Phil rode with us. Back in Bushnell, we picked up our mail – it included a jury summons for Larry in Crestview, FL (our mail service location). The summons was for 11/26, so I was able to defer it until the 10th of December. We will only have to cut our month in Daytona by 4 days to get out to Crestview which is near Pensacola.
Friday, the 2nd, we had to get up early in order to get to our Doctor’s by 9am in Eustis, FL. He said we are still basically healthy. Still have to wait for the blood test results. After lunch (finally got a Chick-fil-A fix), we got to go back near our old residence in Mid-Florida-Lakes to visit our old neighbors – Ray and Barbara Handshaw. It is always wonderful to visit them.
Saturday, the 3rd, we worked around the house in the morning. After lunch, we drove to the Villages to visit with Pete and Mitzi Hull. We also made stops at Sam’s Club, ABC Liquors and Home Depot. Pete grilled chicken and potatoes for dinner, and after dinner they brought out some Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur. It was so good, that Tuesday, we bought two bottles for ourselves.
Sunday, the 4th, we went to visit with Charles and Nancy Elkins. We had a late lunch at Grillsmiths. They, and Marilyn each had a salmon filet, while I had a delicious crab and shrimp cake burger.
Monday, the 5th, I washed the Jeep and motorhome. We had a social hour with Wallace and Wanda, us and the Jarvis’s. Marilyn was too tired to cook, so we, along with Larry and Carolyn went to Coyote Rojo for delicious Mexican food.
Tuesday, the 6th, up early so we could once again drive to Eustis, FL. This time we had blood drawn for blood tests. Then Marilyn had a hair cut, we did some shopping, put some different flowers in the sconce at Marilyn’s parents’ crypt. Up to the Villages for an early dinner with Pete and Mitzi at one of the county clubs. After dinner we all went to the Savannah Center for a Phil Dirt & The Dozers concert. They put on a wonderful show of 50’s and 60’s music. After the show, we went back to Hull’s for toasted almonds (3/4 cup of Kahlua, 1/2 cup of Amoretto, and 2 cups of half and half cream).
Wednesday, the 7th, we moved the house to Paradise Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell, FL for the Escapees Chapter 57 Fall Rally. After our initial social hour, we went to Howie’s for dinner with Larry & Carolyn. Wednesday was delicious all you can eat spaghetti.
Thursday, the 8th, was actually the first day of the rally. Marilyn and I got to start the day by driving to Tavares, FL to have our eyes checked. We are both getting new bifocal glasses. I decided to try just the bifocals for easier reading, and will keep my progressives for driving, etc. Marilyn has enjoyed the bifocals that she got last year. We were back to Bushnell for lunch, after which I helped with registration, and Marilyn set up the first time attendee’s adoptions.
Sunday, the 11th. We, along with a large group of Chapter 57 rally attendees, once again attended the Veteran’s Day Ceremony a the Florida National Cemetery at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2012. It was another very moving ceremony. Here is a collage of attendees. When asked by the Keynote Speaker, we even had a Medal of Honor recipient stand up to be recognized. After the ceremony, we all gathered a a park for a picnic of hotdogs, hamburgers and fixings. I also made a collage of my pictures at the picnic.