Monday, November 11, 2013


Today some of us from the Escapees’ Sumter Oaks RV Park attended the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell, FL.  Below are pictures from that event:  Phil Tobin, along with Marilyn and Teddy Pierson.DSC07312

Next are Ralph and Bev Hosford.  DSC07313

Mike and Jean Pertick follow:  DSC07314DSC07318

Larry & Carolyn Jarvis also joined us at the ceremony,  DSC07317DSC07322


We have Fran followed by general pictures of the us and the crowd.  DSC07319DSC07324DSC07326

They band played, and patriotic songs were sung, Taps was played, and Amazing Grace was played on the bagpipes.  DSC07327

Type at you later.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Wednesday, the 5th, Marilyn started going to the activity center for exercise after our morning walk.  For dinner we went to Howie’s for all you can eat spaghetti with the Halliday’s and Larry Jarvis.  Thursday was the SKP lunch in Clermont at the Golden Corral.  Many of the approximately 40 were from Sumter Oaks, but we also got to see some new folks and several from the area we had not seen since last December.  Eye doctor visit at 2pm.  Marilyn doesn’t need new glasses, and mine are not a great change, but I will get new ones that are not scratched.  Friday Marilyn went for her m’gram and a stop at Publics.  We talked to Doug, and wished him a Happy Birthday.

Yesterday morning we went to the activity center at 8am for breakfast – scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and grits.  At 8:30, we drove to the Tampa airport to pick up Carolyn Jarvis.  Marilyn spent the afternoon making a delicious pea soup.  We had 8 of us for cocktails and dinner – Halliday’s, Jarvis’, Tobin’s, and ourselves.  In addition to the pea soup, we had salad, and a pasta casserole to welcome Carolyn back.

Type at you later.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


it doesn’t seem possible that as of tomorrow, we will have been here at Sumter Oaks for 20 days.  We have definitely been enjoying been enjoying our time with our friends.  Last Friday we took Carolyn Jarvis to the Tampa airport so she could fly to California to visit her brother.  Saturday we will pick her up as she returns. That evening my mew Microsoft Surface Pro 2 was delivered.  Since then I have been learning what it is capable of and not.  I am glad I have it.  IMG_20131105_082901_575

Yesterday, we started the doctor thing with a visit with our new primary care doctor in Bushnell.  Shorter drive, then up to Leesburg.  This morning was a Leesburg bone density test.  Then we stopped at our storage unit to start re-arranging it.

Type at you later.