Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas - 2013-12-25

We hope that all of you are having a Very Merry Christmas with family wherever possible.

Before leaving Sumter Oaks, Wanda let us know that we are now number 2 on the list for long-term site rentals (ERPU as the program is called in Escapees language).  I did take another picture of the dash of our motorhome to show off Marilyn’s decorations. DSC02802

We left Monday morning, and drove the Jeep to our son’s home in Columbus, GA, and Doug served pan seared rib eye steaks that were oven baked with a parmesan crust.  Our daughter, who lives in Dayton, OH, joined us on Christmas Eve.  Then we, joined by Doug’s friends Laila and Russ, all went out to Bonefish Grill for dinner.

Marilyn decorated Doug’s tree. DSC02805  Doug tempted his and Laila’s dog Roman by making him lie down and not eat the treat on his paw until the command was given. DSC02808

Christmas morning we enjoyed the presents under the tree. DSC07330 Then it was time for a delicious egg casserole, sausage, and Fo-mosa (orange juice and sparkling apple cider) for breakfast,

Type at you later.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, 2013-12-19

This has been another busy week. 

On Sunday, the 15th, we had a blast from last winter.  Jack and Dottie Barry came by to visit. IMG_20131215_132947_462-001  We drove to Coyote Rojo, in Bushnell, for another wonderful meal.  We all had the $12.99 special – beef and chicken fajita combo.  Marilyn and Dottie had some leftovers, but they were so good that Jack and I finished ours.

Monday, we had the house washed.  We thought the price was really good for here in FL – $100 for wash and $100 for hand wax.  It may not be as good as the $35 wash that Dennis got in Yuma, AZ, but they did polish the wheels. IMG_20131216_142123_943-001IMG_20131216_142145_537-001  Monday afternoon, Matrix delivered my new CPAP machine.  It has a higher setting than my old machine 15 instead of 6), but I guess I am getting used to it.  Monday was also Carolyn Jarvis birthday, so we went to Oakwood Smokehouse to celebrate hers, and three others including Sue Spahn’s (14th) and Maureen Haliday”s (19th). 

Tuesday, I went back to the dentist for my permanent crown, and impressions for a partial.  Next appointment is 1/13/14 for a fitting.  I stopped by Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, to take a picture of the Veteran’s Wreath on her Father’s (the crypt includes Richard, her brother, N Douglas, her Father, and Lucia, her Mother) grave. December 17, 2013

Wednesday there were a couple of trips to Wal-Mart, Marilyn made Christmas cookies, and I helped a little stirring the batter.

Of course, presents are getting wrapped so we can leave early Monday morning for Columbus, GA.

Type at you later.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blog: 2012-12-14

The other day, Dennis Hill sent me an email reminder.  He said for me to Blog, that it had been over a month.  So, I will put something together.

Most of the past month has been about doctors, dentists, etc.  They started out as normal yearly checkups.  However the dentist wanted to replace a crown due to decay.  It required a root canal, then a temporary crown, next it will be a crown and a partial plate.

Our physicals went well, except Marilyn has a headache (me).  Sleep doctor wanted a new sleep study.  Now I will get a new CPAP machine.  In January, I will have carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand.

We had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with Marilyn’s Cousin (Paul, 87) and family.IMG_20131128_141635_154IMG_20131128_141701_023IMG_20131128_144420_986IMG_20131128_144454_042IMG_20131128_150328_776IMG_20131128_180333_970

Marilyn has decorated the motorhome for Xmas.IMG_20131129_151422_455IMG_20131129_191033_127  We have done most of our shopping, and now have to wrap them before we go to our Son’s home in Columbus, GA for the 23rd to the 27th.

On the 12th, we, along with Larry & Carolyn Jarvis, went to Busch Gardens for two of the Christmas Shows.IMG_20131212_111239_502  We ate lunch at the Desert Grill so we could watch their Christmas show, but it was so active that the picture is blurry.  DSC02786  Then we went to the Christmas Ice Show. DSC02788DSC02789 We had a minstrel entertain us before the show actually started. DSC02791  This Christmas tree was taller than me. DSC02792  While walking around, we saw these Pink Flamingos dancing around as a group. DSC02793-001  Then, before heading for home, we took a train ride around the park, and we saw Giraffes, Rhinoceros, and deer like animas .  DSC02795DSC02797-001DSC02799-001DSC02800-001DSC02801-001

We have also attended some of the Sumter Oaks RV Park activities (breakfasts, dinners, etc.)