Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just a bit cooler today...

50 degrees F. this morning, when Tom showed up to start our walk. Seems we have a couple cooler days to get past, before we get back into the good stuff.

Carried on doing a bit more waxing today on the Motor Home...

Still got 1/2 to do, but it is coming...

Found a whole bunch of energy this afternoon, and washed the Jeep all up, and then grabbed the can of McGuires Wax and gave it a complete wax job, finishing off with cleaning the interior all out! The first class treatment today!

As it was Wednesday, our section of the Park has a Family Dinner out. We had 38 people today head out for dinner in Avon Park. They picked a great spot to eat! The Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park, just a 20 minute drive south of Frostproof.

This is a very historic Hotel, in the heart of Town which was built and opened in 1926 and has never closed. Many famous people seemed to have made their way to stay here over the years, including Clark Gable! Many Military Pilots stayed here during WWII as well.

In the front entrance they have pictures of people who have stayed here...

Back in the day, the St. Louis Cardinals used to hold Spring Training here in Avon Park, and Babe Ruth call this Hotel his home!

Apparently, Al Capone used to rent the whole top floor of the Hotel when he came to visit... that is him below.

George Burns also frequented this Hotel over the years...
Below you can see part of our group in the main dining room. Dinner is served as a buffet and is complete! It is also very value concious at only $10.00 per person!
Below is the main loby of the Hotel, it is very well appointed for the age.
Check out the Christmas Tree still up below... not quite sure why, but it looked great!

Was a great way to spend the evening...

Till tomorrow...



  1. Looks like another fun outing with friends and a great meal too.

  2. We like that buffet because it is quality, not quantity of food. Nice ride to get there too.

  3. Very interesting place, lovely decor! Sure beats meeting at some Applebees or TGI Fridays....

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  4. Quite the clientele at that hotel. I guess now that you've visited they'll be putting your mug up on the wall alongside Scarface and The Babe!