Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014-12-21, Sunday

Since the 25th of November, we have continued with our yearly doctor appointments; visited Paul & Peg Gifford in Lakeland, FL; attended the Memorial for our friend, Mike Pertick, at the National Cemetery; visited our friends Mitzi & Pete Hull in The Villages; had the rig washed and waxed; and got our new Night Therapy Elite 13” My-Gel Prestige Memory Foam Mattress – Queen.  We enjoy sleeping on it.

On Monday, 12-15-14 we went to SeaWorld  Carolyn Jarvis, Marge Dembsey and I were able to use our yearly passes to Busch Gardens for our entry and parking at SeaWorld.  Thus, we only had to buy tickets for our spouses. On the 16th of December we celebrated the December birthdays of several of our friends by getting our Baby Back Rib Fixes at the Oakwood Smokehouse.  Then we went to Busch Gardens on 12-18-14 for Christmas Time at Busch Gardens.

That’s it for activities, now for the pictures.

This is the entrance to SeaWorld. IMG_5475, followed by a picture of Larry Jarvis, Gordon and Marge Dembsey, Carolyn Jarvis and Marilyn Forbes. IMG_5478

Next we went to the Penguin Chow. IMG_5488 IMG_5492 IMG_5495 IMG_5496 IMG_5498 This was Marilyn’s favorite sign at the Penguin Show “Child Swap” pointing to a door. IMG_5497-001 

Our next stop was the “Shamu Show”. IMG_5503 IMG_5505 IMG_5525 IMG_5538 IMG_5548  IMG_5563

We couldn’t see Killer Whales without seeing the Dolphin Show. IMG_5597 y IMG_5549IMG_5644 IMG_5648 IMG_5650

As we were leaving SeaWorld we saw some Pelicans. IMG_5655 IMG_5663 .


Now for a few Busch Gardens pictures. First is one of Larry, Carolyn and Marilyn. IMG_5666

We went to the Madagascar Live Show of music and dancing. It was loud, but enjoyable. IMG_5671

The music and dancing Christmas Show at the Pantopia Grill was very nice. IMG_5682 IMG_5683 IMG_5685

Then we went to the Moroccan Theater for the beautiful ice skating show. IMG_5686 IMG_5690 IMG_5696

Final pictures are the beautiful Christmas Town Lights. IMG_5705 IMG_5711 IMG_5713

Type at you later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014-11-25 #2 November Chapter 57 Rally

We left for the Escapees Florida Sun Gators Chapter 57 Rally on Wednesday the 8th. The only activity for the early birds was a wonderful dinner at Plaza Mexico Restaurant in Port Charlotte.

On Thursday, the 9th, after registration, we gathered in the activity center to Meet and Greet, and eat hot dogs. Some did the preparation work. IMG_5308 IMG_5311.  Others stood around to cook. IMG_5312 IMG_5313.  There were many discussions during the Greet part. IMG_5314 IMG_5315 IMG_5316 IMG_5317 IMG_5318 IMG_5320 IMG_5321 IMG_5322 IMG_5324.  Then there was the eating part.  IMG_5328 IMG_5330 IMG_5332.


On Friday, the 10th, we began the day with muffins provided by SkyMed followed by their seminar. IMG_5333 IMG_5334 IMG_5335.  Then I noticed Sue in deep concentration trying to make her new camera do what she wanted it to. IMG_5336.  We had our business meeting. IMG_5339.  Chick Thompson gave us a VCR (Volunteer Club (Escapees) Representative) report. IMG_5340. We had adoptions of those attending their first Florida rally.  These adoptive parents and children make for great friendships. IMG_5341 IMG_5343 IMG_5344 IMG_5346 IMG_5347.  In the afternoon, our friends Gary & Mary Olson joined us for our happy hour and potluck dinner. They are from Lost Wages as he describes Las Vegas.  They are one of the couples we toured alaska with in 2011. IMG_5349.


On November 11th, at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, we celebrated Veteran’s Day with a very nice ceremony at the Harbor Lakes RV Park activity center. We joined with the Park’s US and Canadian residents. Two of the Canadians attended the ceremony in their Dress Military Uniforms. IMG_5354 IMG_5355 IMG_5356 IMG_5360 IMG_5363.  Several of us went to Sharky’s in Venice, FL for lunch. We walked the pier enjoying the sites and each others company. IMG_5371 IMG_5372 IMG_5375 IMG_5377 IMG_5378 IMG_5379. My lunch was shrimp and scallops, etc. served over pasta. IMG_5389. I downloaded Don Chandler’s Facebook picture of our table because it was better than mine of Sue, Frank & Maureen, and Marilyn and I. Facebook-20141125-111144.


Saturday, the 12th, we started the morning with breakfast in a bag.  An omelet is created by breaking eggs, meat and veggies into a freezer bag that is boiled in large pots.  Guys have to sit around to watch the pots boil. IMG_5366.  Everyone prepares their own breakfast, drops it in the pot, and times it to come out in about 13 minutes. IMG_5367 IMG_5368 IMG_5369.  Sunshine Susie is going to travel this year with Shrek. IMG_5365


I made one other improvement to our house in early November. I installed a new kitchen faucet to replace the one that could not be tightened. We like it much better than the original. IMG_5304.


Type at you later.