Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After 3 years... Judy found it!

It might have been even longer than 3 years that Judy has been looking, not quite sure, but today she found it when doing the laundry!

Judy's Brother, Garry, and his Wife Shelly, have been collecting a series of U. S. Quarter Dollars. I am not quite sure what is special about them however Judy found quite a few of them. One quarter remained illusive to her. She found it yesterday, and it is a 2003 coin, but the important part of this particular coin is if you look real close under where it says, "In God We Trust," you will see a very small letter "P". Ya, I know, pretty exciting day right?

It was a very overcast day here, but very warm...too warm almost! We spent the day taking care of business around the RV and doing a bunch of walking this morning. Good thing we walked this morning, as it rained big time this afternoon...

The picture above shows some rain, but it seemed to be raining harder at the time, than what the picture shows... how is that?

Next thing I was thinking about this evening after taking the picture of the quarter above, is the power of the macro lens on my iPad. They do make a great camera lens that is real small!

Of course many of you are aware that this coming weekend is American Thanksgiving. To celebrate this year, Judy and I are leaving here tomorrow morning and are driving up to Johnson City in Tennessee. It is on the far right hand side of the map of Tennessee you see above. It is about a 12 hour drive from here. We will stay probably to Sunday, and then head back to Florida. We have a bit of a mini vacation planed with the Hollinger Crew, and hope to get over to the Pidgeon Forge Area for some good time fun. More to come.

Till tomorrow...


Monday, November 24, 2014

Sweltering Monday...

It was nice and warm today... over 30 deg. C. here with a mix of sun and clouds. Judy and I went for a 3 1/2 mile walk this morning around our Park, but had to stop after that, as it was simply too hot, and I was soaked! Today we finally saw the little beady eyes, of Fred, our local resident alligator in our Park Pond. He has live here for years, and continues to do so.

I did some maintenance on my bicycle this morning trying to get it back in shape. It needed some oil and tender loving care, but should be good for a bunch of miles down here this year.

Judy was off at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to the Club House to attend the weekly Zumba Class!

Nobody noticed when I stuck my head in the door and took this picture above.... got to stay in shape you know!

Next we were off to the Lake Wales Library...

We maintained our library card from last year, so were able to get some movies and a book for me to read...

Had a great cyber happy hour with Tom and Cheryl back up in Richmond Hill, Ontario on the iPad this afternoon. They are getting ready to haul down the 5th wheel to Frostproof very soon, as fast as they can wrap up the sale of their home. Our thoughts are with all our friends and relatives up in southern Ontario, as tonight they have to endure a big time wind storm, with winds up to 100 kph. As if all the recent snow was not enough! Hang on everyone!

Check out the 3rd member of our Florida Family. Patra is just in kitty heaven here in Florida, as she enjoys the warm weather... she had to endure a lot of cold weather for the past month or so... and is now just loving it! She gets outside daily now and does a lap around our site for exercise. She is over 15 years old now, but still in great shape and loves to travel. Good thing!

Till tomorrow...


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bring it on!

Temperatures just about hit the 90 Deg. F. range today, which is right up there with the best of them. Certainly the hottest day we have seen anywhere for a while now, kind of nice actually.

This morning Judy and I made our way up to Winter Haven to take in the Church Service at Holy Cross Church. It was good to meet up with a bunch of Friends we have made over the 3 years we have now attended.

This afternoon we decided to get out and about. One thing that we did find different here this year, (take note Tom and Cheryl...) is a new store I have never heard of. It is called Rural King. Now if you are from Canada, just think Canadian Tire, only on a bigger scale.

This store is located in the Wynn Dixie Plaza up in Lake Wales. Last year the location was empty. It was packed with shoppers today, and we found a lot of real neat stuff!

We managed to stay away from bringing home one of the live Chicks above... They had 4 bins of these things! $2.50 each and we saw people buying them. We will be back to this store again...

Next we were off to Lake Wailes Park.

Lake Wailes is right in Lake Wales, but don't ask me why they spell the name of the Lake different than the name of the Town... one of those things I guess. We brought our bicycles with us to tear up the walking/cycling path.

We really like our new bike rack on the back of the Cruze, as you can mount and dismount your bike is seconds... and they don't move one inch while you motor down the highway.

Just a great afternoon for a bike ride...

Yes, there are gators out there in that lake somewhere... we stayed away.

and then someone threw up the "Bat Signal..." (Actually he is just drying his wings, there is a proper name for him, it just escapes me, but they are all over Florida)

This guy above is shopping for dinner...

We decided to go up the Bob Evans Restaurant in Lake Wales for their festive dinner tonight...

They had a real yummy turkey dinner real cheap! Now, I am stuffed.... (ooohhhhhhh, sorry...)

Till tomorrow....