Friday, November 22, 2013

You know your in Florida when...

No complaints here about the wonderful Florida weather... about 28 - 29 deg. C. here today, mix of sun and clouds. It thought about raining for a bit, but it gave up on that.

You know your in Florida, when you keep running into these trucks... this one mind you only has a half load of Florida Oranges on it. Most of the time they are full to the point where some oranges fall off the top of the load when the truck corners! This truck was on his way to the big procesing plant at Lake Wales, owned by Florida Natural.

We were out and about this afternoon on a bit of a tour. We Jeeped it up to Auburndale, which is kind of north west of Winterhaven, about a 40 minute drive for us. We wanted to hit the Auburndale World Market. We were there a few time last winter, and it is a good one.

You had to be under cover today from the sun! It was hot! Nice coming on Friday, as not too many people come out. Tomorrow and Sunday, this isle you see above will be full of people!

I stopped at a vender, and bought a nice new leather (made in the U.S.A.) belt to hold my pants up...not really, but it does hold my iPhone for me! This gal above, is punching in new belt loops, as the belt is made to measure when you buy it! Great deal for $16.00.

You know your in Florida... when you see fresh produce displayed in the pictures above. This is only a very small sample of what you can expect to find at this market! We bought some strawberries tonight, and they were terrific as desert!

We drove back to Frostproof through Winter Haven, as Judy wanted to hit one of her favourite spots to shop, the Bealls Outlet Stores. There are 3 of them in Winter Haven, but we only hit two today. Now, I must admit, I bought a real nice pair of iZod Men's Shorts for $19.00! Love em!

Gwenny is going to need her own iPhone! I took this picture this morning off of Facetime. Gwenny was playing with the Thomas the Train App. She has been able to learn how to use the App without any help from other Humans, so will soon be looking for her own iPad I am sure!

I am not sure what Gwenny found so funny in the picture above, but Charlie was pretty intent looking at something! I was checking his mouth for teeth today, but no signs yet...

Hard to believe, but it was 50 years ago today that I was sitting in my Grade 5 Class in Two Mountains, Quebec, when an announcement on the PA informed us that President Kennedy had been shot! Shots that have probably changed the world.

The Park had all the Flags flying 1/2 way on the pole today in memory of the President.

Till tomorrow...



  1. Love the markets and Beals outlet stores, you having better weather than us hope you can keep it, we don't want ours anymore.

  2. NO this is when you know your in florida

    You wait with anticipation for the beginning of crawfish season.

    Flip-flops are everyday wear.

    Shoes are for business meetings and church.

    An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

    You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.

    You measure distance in minutes.

    You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt. (any sort of rubber rots in we change our suits A LOT)

    You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls. (AND there are signs telling them not to as well, but do they listen, NO)

    All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

    A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

    You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and Christmas.

    Anything under 95° is just warm.

    You've hosted a hurricane party.

    You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.

    You pass on the right and honk at the elderly.

    You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches. (AMEN. Roaches there have their own tack shops)

    You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Withlacoochee.

    You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

    You get angry when people say "Florida isn't really part of the SOUTH" (Only place further south is Havana, people)

    You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas. (Hanging Christmas lights is not waiting until the coldest day in the year like up north to stand out there WITHOUT your glives cussing up a storm!)

    You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important.

    You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.

    You have more than 300 'C' and 'D' batteries in your kitchen drawer.

    Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti O's.

    You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood
    covering your windows

    When describing your gutted house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and an open air feel to it.

    Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.

    You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.

    The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.

    You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.

    You own more than three large coolers.

    You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.

    You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.

    You catch a 13-pound red fish - in your house.

    You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.

    At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest chainsaw.

    You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.

    There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.

    You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel.

    Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.

    Ice is a valid topic of conversation.

    Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.

    Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.

    You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or
    a tree worker.

    A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.

    You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.

    Your child's first words are "hunker down" and you didn't go to Ole Miss!

    Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas.

    You know the difference between the"good side" of a storm and the "bad side."

  3. There is a Bealls Outlet in Desert Hot Springs, CA. I love to shop there.