Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Good morning ☀️ ... the front door is open ... it’s a great day here in Central Florida. 

There’s a little cussin’ in the closet while Mark hangs wire shelving in the renovated closet. Ha. I think he’d rather build an elevator! It only took a couple of hours ... then he happily put his hunting stuff in and closed the door! $100 ✅

The roofing company Randy & Dawn recommended came by today and gave us an estimate ... $8160 ... and yeah, we need one. Tom suggested we make a claim on Owens-Corning as our 25 year shingles are blistering! Since we have 6 good roof vents, he said it’s not just excessive Florida heat. 15 years into the shingles life we don’t expect much reimbursement, but everything helps. 😳 Instead of Ho Ho Ho it’s oh oh oh. πŸ™„

Mark had a good chiropractor appointment today! He’s had enough improvement that therapy is finished; just an adjustment every 3 weeks now. πŸ‘πŸ» While he was busy there I made 2 pearl necklaces for our granddaughters Christmas gifts. ✅

I talked to Rick Moir this afternoon. Good news there as plans have been approved for their new coach house. Rick was ordering rebar for the project when we talked. They won’t be going anywhere travel wise this winter but certainly will be heading south next winter. He’s having pain with his knee and may try stem cell injection for relief. If that doesn’t work, he’s going to need knee replacement. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Where does the time go? It’s nearly Thanksgiving? 

I think it’s going to be a primarily home bound day. Mark and I will make a trip to Home Depot for shelving material for the closet project, but otherwise, nothing is planned. 

Speaking of Mark, he and Lew left for the forest before I was awake. That’s right, I slept till 7 AM. Woo hoo yay for me! (They saw a buck and a doe today ... but went for lunch at Burger King for hamburgers.) Randy will have a heyday with this! The GLITTER PALACE. 🀣

Afterward, Mark and I went to the Yard Stop shopping for a fishtail palm tree. I had one years ago in my first Florida home and loved. Apparently the one I had was valued around $500, based on today’s prices. I guess we will be looking at reed palms instead. 😱 After  that, we went to our favorite store of late, the Home Depot, and bought shelving for the closet project. We are going to be so organized. Yay. πŸ™„ (from Mark.)

Sue took this nice Florida sunset from the RV park. 😱

Randy and Dawn have been busy today with granddaughter MaKenna, and saw the movie “Wonder” at theVillages. πŸ‘πŸ»

Us? We had a comfort dinner, drink wine and watch TV this evening. Perfect. 

Our friend Jim had a Cortizone shot a few days ago and we are hoping he is feeling much better. ❤️ 

Tonight we watched Dancing with the Stars. It was a good 25th season and we’re pleased the right star won! Congratulations to Jordan Fisher and Lindsay!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hey it’s 4:30 ... I just finished painting two closets. Oh boy, there was a lot of fiddly work. They look great! The huge closet 12’ long is used for Christmas trees and hunting storage. Mark donated his (bulky) shelves in favor of installing new shelves, easier access being the goal. 

While I was painting, Mark took another load of donations to our humane society shop. They were busy there with a truckload being unloaded! Afterward he did our grocery shopping. The stores were busy ahead of Thanksgiving. 

Sue and Wayne just arrived at The Oaks where we stayed 2 years ago with ours and the Moir’s rig. Nice place! Tonight we’re meeting them for dinner at Oakwoods in Fruitland Park. 

Back home from a delicious dinner. It was crowded! We were lucky to get a table quickly. We hadn’t seen Sue and Wayne since August in Canada so had lots to catch up on. It was fun. 

Ta Ta. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Good afternoon. Mark and I were up early to meet Randy and Dawn at Mary’s Kountry Kitchen for breakfast at 9:30. Since Dawn works today we had to make it an early one. The place is rustic, with good food. I enjoyed my veggie omelette! 

Back home, Mark finished the woodwork painting and we began looking at another closet renovation. The “Christmas closet” is half hunting stuff. Although it functions, it’s quite a muddle. We decided we must empty it, then paint and install shelves in half, the other half will be left with no shelves. (I slide both Christmas trees in for storing.) 

Sue and Wayne are having a good time at River Ranch. They rented a golf cart and it looks like everyone is having fun. 

Shorty Hotpants and Julius with Wayne on the golf cart. Fun!

Last night, Sue & Wayne went to the Saloon dancing, then to the Smokehouse for breakfast this morning. Living large! Glad they’re enjoying it. 

Mark spent the afternoon researching the root cause of Robbie’s itchies while I was doing paperwork. He found info about yeast causing skin irritations and came up with a plan. He washed Robs with 2 cups vinegar in 2 gallons of water. (It made me crave fish ‘n chips!) πŸ˜‚ Then we went shopping for a grain free dog food made of cool proteins. We settled on chicken (not cool) and turkey (cool) with peas. Surprisingly, Robbie seems calmer tonight with almost no scratching. Miracle? We sure hope so! I made an appointment for a shot at the vet’s tomorrow but hope we can delay or cancel it. 🀞 

Do you watch Blacklist? Dawn & Randy told us about the music at the season finale ... Sound of Silence by Disturbed. It was excellent ... you’ll find it on You Tube. Ta Ta TIL morning. 😴 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Good morning. Well that was quite the crazy circus! Mark left early this morning to go hunting with Lew and Ben. Of course I was up shortly after he left the house in the wee hours, but went back to bed at 6:30. At 8:30 I took the alarm off the back door and briefly looked outside, nothing there, and opened the door. BeeZee and Robbie flew out, gravel flying, after something! But what? 

I quit feeding the squirrels three weeks ago because they were too numerous and brought a big black snake around! That was enough for me. No more feeding the squirrels. So, back to my story!

We did have one crazy squirrel that instead of escaping out the fence near where the feeder was, he, or she, would race across the pebble patio through the fence 20 feet away. What the hell? Mark said that was a stupid squirrel with a death wish!

So, back to the story. The Scotties cornered something by the patio gate, that something escaped them and ran 15 feet to the palm tree 🌴 INSIDE the pebble patio (rather than safety outside the fence) and scrambled up the tree. By this time I saw clearly that it was a squirrel. I called out “you better not fall from there!”  The squirrel looked at me and tried to climb the sleek boot of the tree! OMG 😲 the darn idiot fell 15’ onto the stones! Both BeeZee and Robbie were so shocked 😳 at the writhing squirrel that they didn’t grab it ... so the squirrel took off for the  fence, across the 15’ of patio (same path again) and jumped for another palm tree outside the fenced patio BUT which leans wickedly over said patio. You guessed it, the squirrel fell back onto the pebbles again! Ha ha ha ... the dogs were having such fun. The squirrel righted himself, leapt over the fence and raced for the safety of another tree! Sheesh! It’s time for DSO after that. πŸ˜‚ 

That squirrel has balls. 🀣

The circus continued inside too!  Rocky (the wild mockingbird) began running back ‘n forth on the windowsill ... tap tap tap. I got the freeze dried mealworms and fed him.  Now may I drink my DSO?

Mark arrived home from hunting having seen a small buck. We decided it was a great day for pontooning. On the Dora Canal we saw more than 100 great white egrets, Ibis, Storks and great blue herons. It was awful to see the devastation to Tavares docks and seaplane base. The base is open but boat docking scarce. The docks suffered total destruction. 

Robbie loves bird watching ... his head was on a swivel, 🀣

Piers but no docks! 

Cruising and a cigar ... plus Robbie on bird watch. πŸΎπŸ’•

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Good afternoon. It’s been a day of tying up loose ends. Our first errand was a package to the post office. Yes, we sold something on eBay, the first since we have been back home. Our second adventure was to deliver payment to our friend Pat who is treasurer for our neighborhood. Randy and Dawn are joining us for our annual neighborhood Christmas party, this year at the Elks. It’s always a lovely evening with dinner and entertainment. We’re really glad they are joining us, it will make it extra fun. After golfing for a year with our neighborhood group, Randy knows many of the guys and of course Dawn knows many of the gals from attending luncheons, game day and YaYa’s as her schedule permits. Our third errand this morning was to pick up a closing package for Sue and Wayne. They have officially sold the property they owned at the end of our street. 

This afternoon, Mark went hunting about 230. Lew was supposed to be going with him, but I believe he has a sore back. Anyway, the weather is gorgeous so Mark has gone for some peace and quiet. 

Robbie and BeeZee had a golf cart ride with me and are now happily chewing on rawhides. Mark installed a voltage gauge to the golf cart so we can go a little further without worry of running out of battery. I’m hoping to get new batteries for the cart fairly soon, and refurbish it a little. The Scotties and I certainly do enjoy riding around the neighborhood. Wheeee. πŸ˜ƒ

Now I’m doing jewelry repairs and putting aside another batch of boxed items for donation to the Humane Society store. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸΎπŸ’•

It was a beautiful evening so Robbie and BZ sat out back with me for happy hour, party of one? 

It’s going to be a quiet Thanksgiving feast next Thursday with just 8 of us ... unlike the past couple of years. 

Mark arrived home at 6:30. The “dog hunters” were making quite a racket, no sight of any wildlife today. 

Ta Ta TIL morning 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good afternoon y’all. We were up and out early for semiannual dental cleanings at 9:30. All was well so we’re good til May! πŸ˜ƒ  Afterward, we did a little shopping ... 

Dinner fun at 1884 with Dawn & Ray. ❤️ They had a wedding gift certificate that was expiring soon. ✅ Dinner was good ... we’ll have to go there again. 

Sad sad news from Bonnie and Roger in Oklahoma. Dear Percy passed away yesterday after living a wonderful active life to age 16.  Mark and I knew Percy well having dog sat a few times and from his visits to Florida. He was a dear fellow. Bonnie posted a loving tribute ... 

RIP dear Percy man. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brrr ... 52F when I stepped outside with Bee & Robs. It felt like fall. 🍁 It’s perfect weather for our fish fry. We have pickerel and perch from Lake of the Woods ... plus catfish and shrimp to round out the platters. 

BeeZee and Robbie relaxing after dinner with Dawn & Randy. We watched Mistle Tones. 🎢

Has there been anything nice in the news this month? Serial killer loose in Tampa, nut job escaped Hawaii mental hospital and flew to San Jose ... all the signals of another disaster, a kook shot up a neighborhood in Sacramento; just the first 2 minutes of GMA. It’s enough to make one stay in bed under the covers. At yesterday’s game day several of the gals talked about giving up on newspapers and the watching of news; it’s so distressing. No one talked about politics but it was the elephant in the room ... an Alabama politician charged with molesting young girls ... Wiki-leaks puppeted by Russian spies, a president cozying up to dictators, and that’s with 5 minutes of “news!” 

Dinner was a challenge to get onto the table ... Mark was frying fish on the counter in the craft room (garage?) while I tossed shrimp and onion rings. RanDawn brought Red Lobster’s cheddar bay biscuits ... delicious! We had a good meal and fun with Lynn & Lew, Rose & Jim, Dawn & Randy. 

Ha! We’re trying not to giggle while Mark takes a panoramic photo. Where IS my selfie stick? Likely it’s in the RV. 

While this was going on at our house Sue & Wayne went to the yacht club for dinner and dancing. They sat with a retired doctor and his wife and enjoyed themselves. When I hear “Yacht Club” I get nostalgic for the RMYC! 

There’s a big deck nowadays with musical entertainment and is open to the public! What a great place to enjoy a dinner and drinks. (This picture was taken in early September.) 

Well that’s it for tonight. Tomorrow morning is dentist appointments for us and then we’re going out to dinner tomorrow night with Randy and Dawn. They have a gift certificate for 1884 in Eustis. $$$ 😜

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Good morning from 63° Central Florida. Mark left for the forest at 5:15 ... bet he’s enjoying this gorgeous start to our day. Me? I was up by 7, did chores and walked into the living room to find both Scotties sleeping on the sofa. Haha. Lazy bums. 

Ha! Christmas shopping has begun in earnest. Next week I’ll get to the stores and poke about. 

I had a burst of energy and baked a cake for dessert for tomorrow’s fish fry. Mark came home from the forest having enjoyed the weather and bird-songs. Gorgeous weather! 😎 After lunch he grocery shopped while I went to Lynn’s and played Rummikube with friends. We had lots of laughs! It seemed odd to me that Lynn’s wasn’t decorated for Christmas yet. Ha! I guess she’s cooking Thanksgiving dinner! We’re lucky that Diane & Kris are enjoying hosting it. 

That’s it ... big fun day tomorrow! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Good morning. It’s a bright beautiful one here in Central Florida. Mark set up sawhorses (in the front yard) to cut trim pieces for our walk-in closet doorway. It’s been a big job, but so nice to get things finished. (Thank you Mr Chisler!) πŸ˜‚

I’m keeping busy with eBay listings. Everything listed prior to our summer travels were lost. EBay does not have an easy recovery program listings. That means photos must be taken again and listings entered. It’s a huge job, but bit by bit I will get it done. 

Meanwhile, the house is looking Christmassy and getting us in the mood for gift shopping. Ho Ho Ho ... After reading Rick’s latest Blog we know Ruth’s getting a new snow shovel for Christmas. πŸŽ…πŸΌ 

RanDawn had a lazy, at home day after the 6.5 hour drive yesterday. We’ll see them Wednesday evening for our fish fry dinner party. There’ll be 8 diners for dinner. Mark was concerned, rightly so, that we didn’t have a good fryer ... so I ordered a Hamilton Beach 12 Cup fryer, free shipping through Amazon Prime. Sweet. 

Tomorrow is game day at Lynn’s ... yippee. I missed the last one being away on an RV trip plus missed YaYa’s earlier in the month. Mark is going hunting alone tomorrow morning as Lew hurt his leg and back yesterday. (This walking about in the woods is tough stuff.) πŸ™„

Did I mention the latest iPhone update restored Messenger? There were 8 messages ... some dated back to July. Sorry. Obviously they were unanswered. Sometimes a phone call is the only way ... 

Haha. Not really ... 

Bonnie sent me this on Messenger (which I just received)

This is Belize, now our BeeZee, getting her first obedience certificate as a wee pup. We sure love our girl ... she’s the happiest Scottie we’ve had the pleasure of knowing! πŸ’•πŸΎ

That’s it for today! Ta Ta. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

It’s evening now, 7:11 PM, and we’re just leaving Stavros Pizza having met Randy and Dawn for dinner at 5:30. They had a wonderful trip to Savannah and Charleston but were happy to get back to Florida where it’s nice and warm. Dawn hadn’t worn a jacket since last year ... it was pretty cool up there with a day of rain and 55F. Stavros had something different on the menu tonight, meatloaf Parmesan ... delicious! I hope it’s a new menu choice. πŸ˜‹ We arrived at Stavros before it got busy, stayed during the height of busyness, and closed the place. Ha ha. What fun. Our favorite waiter, Connor, is always entertaining. He’s adopted us and vice versa. What a hoot ... he went to a Halloween party as Hannibal Lector. Of course that drew comments from Randy & Mark who mentioned Clarice ... Fava beans ... and I had an old friend for dinner. 🀣 (You’d have to be a Silence of the Lambs fan.) BTW, RanDawn brought us a cool wine sealer with Charleston stamped on it.) 😎

Both yesterday and today Mark and Lew went hunting. Although they have seen many deer, they haven’t had a decent shot yet.  There have been a lot of noisy people around on the jeep trails, which are not supposed to have any motor vehicle traffic at this time of year. Lew decided to act as policeman and chastise a few of the hunters. Mark was glad he was not there while this was happening. Ha ha ha. Lew’s bullet proof. 

What did I do today? EBay. When you shut eBay down for the summer, like I did, you have to relist every item individually again. That means pictures descriptions, the whole 9 yards. I am back up to 41 items listed, but that’s a far cry from the hundred plus that I had last year. (Sue has gone through the same thing with her eBay.) 

Rocky was at the window this morning peck peck pecking away at the glass and waiting for mealworms. I put some out and later in the day Mark trimmed the Bougainvillea. Hopefully it won’t discourage Rocky, although I am sure going to have to buy more worms pretty soon.

I really didn’t have much to say today but I didn’t want to be like Rick Moir and not do a blog since October 29. Tsk tsk. Ruth must have whacked him with the shovel so now he’s out doing the walkway. Bwa ha ha ha ha. Sorry ol buddy. 

That’s it. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday November 10, 2017

Randy and Dawn are in Folly Beach this morning where they married last year. It’s pretty chilly ... and the water’s higher according to their pictures. 

Cute cute cute!

“Over here!” πŸ˜‚ Okay, here’s a better pic of Randy ...

The Angel Tree is more than 400 years old! Imagine the history it has been privy to! Wow 1617 Charleston would have been a busy seaport with immigrants. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday November 9, 2017

Good afternoon! Well that was an accomplishment ... Christmas decorating (inside) is done with no sprains or strains. Whew! ✅

Mark and Lew left for the forest at 8 o’clock to put up another tree stand. Da Mounty handled the muddy road well with its new all-terrain tires. ✅ 

Up the tree! 

We stopped at the humane society shop to drop off several bags of goodies. It was difficult to part with those items but they’ll be enjoyed in a new home. Last minute I pulled Maggie’s elf hat and Shiloh’s Santa hat out of the donations. I just couldn’t part with them! ❤️ 

We phoned Randy and Dawn and sang Happy 1st Anniversary really loud into the phone. Haha ... they were out to lunch and had us on speakerphone. πŸ˜‚ It was a dreadful rendition 🎢. πŸ™„ Haha. 

Back home, it was golf cart ride time ... pizza = pizza bones ... and a package arrived which BZ and Robs thought was for them. (We thought it was, but it wasn’t, it was an RV plug!) we have such disappointed dogs. πŸ™ 

Yup. So we ate pizza cooked on The Pizzazz! Delicious. 

Mark saw Ruth shoveling snow (Facebook) and wondered if Rick took the picture? 

This looks like an “old” black and white photo with a bit of red hand-tinted on. (I like green better.) 😜

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Good day, sort of. πŸ™„ After one step forward and two back on our hurricane Irma roof insurance claim, today was definitely 3 steps back. Frustrating! It seems new flashing needs to be installed between the shingle roof and metal roof joint ... which is a big area. After that, all metal roof seams must be scraped and sealed with 5” tape. Insurance will not cover this. Wha-waaa. 

On the fun side of life, Mark groomed the Scotties with a scissor-trim. They’ve happy to sit with me now 

... and are mad at Mark. Ha!

RanDawn arrived in Charleston today, found their favorite Proscecco and bought all there was. 😜 (It was delicious!)

Apparently they closed a bar last night in Savannah so are staying in and enjoying happy hour at the B ‘n B.  

Sue had a good experience yesterday at the fashion show. There were 220 ladies in attendance! Sue said no one tripped and all went well. πŸ‘πŸ» Tonight Sue and Wayne had a dance lesson at the Yacht Club. Busy busy, but fun. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good morning. I sit looking across Highway 441 at  a lovely small lake, the fog lifted just moments ago. I followed Mark to Pep Boys and dropped  Da Mounty off for a set of new boots. Mark put off buying tires for the past two years, so it was definitely time. He sure enjoys running around town in that old beast. 

Guess who’s modeling tomorrow? 

SUE is, that’s who! Fun stuff! πŸ‘—  πŸ‘   πŸ‘’ Of course she’s nervous ... but I’m sure she’ll be a hit. 

This afternoon, Mark suggested a boat ride and we all thought it was a great idea. Robbie, BZ and I were ready in two minutes flat. Ha ha

Robbie, loving the breeze. 

BZ just HAS to sit on my lap. What a character she is. πŸΎπŸ’•

We had a putt-putt cruise around Lake Eustis and came home to cook dinner. Rod and Shay phoned and we had a good half hour chat. It was a perfect afternoon, no wind and 82F. 😎 We plan to go for lunch on the boat tomorrow.

After a brief nap, I hauled both Christmas trees out (of the closet) and began my seasonal decorating. Ho Ho Ho. πŸŽ„ 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Good morning. Chores finished, RV cleaned and parked by 10:30 AM. Yay, we got it in the slot first crack! SWEET.

Dawn and Randy just left for Savannah Georgia. They are meeting Carol and Jack for dinner tonight. How funny that Carol and Jack happen to be in Savannah when Randy and Dawn are going to be there. I know they will have lots of fun.

Yup! They had a blast! ❤️

Finally at Sue and Wayne‘s house things are back to normal. The back paver patio and front driveway look fantastic.

Think I’d put up a ...

Hahaha! They had a quick supper at Flanigan’s tonight and found the place as busy as ever. πŸ˜‹

Here at home we’re having a quiet night catching up on TV. πŸ’€

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Good morning. We were on the road by 1140 heading home after a fun and exhausting rally.

Neighbor Todd is on monitor behind us during the Alter Eagles performance. The tables were nicely decorated ... GRW had a tribute toast to The Marines with shots for everyone served on huge trays ... Whatever you wished ... in addition to the open bar from 1 o’clock to midnight. There were a few stumblers getting on the RV transport. Haha. 

We arrived home safely, unloaded and readied for an evening with Randy and Dawn. We had a wine and toasted to their first anniversary on Thursday. Dinner at Stavros was great ... the snow birds are back, the place was hopping. RanDawn are off to Savannah and Charleston to celebrate! Have a blast !!! πŸ₯‚

Back home, the dogs are happily settling into our usual routine πŸ’€

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Good morning sunshine. Mark and I are in a corn hole tournament today at the pavilion. We know it will be short-lived for us, but fun to be involved. We watched them play the past two years and were in briefly last year, eliminated after the first round by Mitzie and Richard. This year, however, we made it to the second round by defeating Mitzie and Richard (haha) and lost to the tournament winners. Obviously, we did much better than last year! 

Liz, Dexter, me and Mark relaxing after playing corn hole. 😜

It’s now 410 and we are ready for the next round of our day. OMG. Liz and Dexter are coming over to play a game of corn toss before cocktails at five and dinner at six. It’s still awfully hot outside, but since it was my game to play, I got to do it. LOL

Finally we got a picture of the chairman of the board, Mr. McNamara. 

They are a wonderful family! 

Mitzie won the golf tournament! WOWSA. 

This year, during the afternoon, the three GRW offices created carnival games to raise money for the veterans. They raised $1500 (Mark and I won several prizes.) The winner of the 50-50 drawing one $1600 and donated it back to the homeless veterans. 

Dinner was pork medallions ... delicious ... and the open bar flowed from 1 o’clock to 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock till 11 o’clock. Some people took full advantage.

Heeheehee ...

The band, the Alter Eagles were terrific ... of course Hotel California was a favorite of mine. Great job!

The golf carts heading home along the lakefront. Fun. 

Tomorrow is breakfast from 8 to 930 and then everyone starts to pack up for home. It’s been a fantastic rally! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Good afternoon! Well, Mark made it to the sit down breakfast; complete with mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Me? I was busy with nightmares ... I captured a murderer, babysat a gorilla and attended some sort of class. When the alarm sounded at 6:45 I was just settling down. Wowsa, what an interesting life I led between midnight and 6:45. 😜

I picked up Karen on the golf cart and we went to paint picture frames. It was fun ... mine will get some sea shells glued on at home. After lunch, Mark and I took the Scotties for an hour’s ride about the park. 

Now it’s Island Time at The Pavilion ... tonight’s formal night ... should be interesting! (We’ve never seen the GRW owner out of jeans and a cap.)

We picked up some newbies we met at the River Ranch event, Debbie and Geri from Flagler Beach who were camped nearby. At the event we saw friends Liz and Dexter from Orlando and found a table with Mitzie and Richard from Palm Bay. Karen and George got waylaid and didn’t reach our table. πŸ™„ Dinner was excellent prime rib roast which we gobbled up.  (We ate too much!) 

The band Mpire began playing at 8 and went til the wee hours. The dance floor was hopping; Sue and Wayne would love it. 

We drove our friends home, declined an invite for a nightcap at their rig and headed home at 10 o’clock. 

The Hunter’s Moon was so bright ... just a lovely evening. Tomorrow’s a busy one so Ta Ta and sweet dreams. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Good morning! ☀️There’s a busy day in store if we can do it all. 😎 

Site 1533A ... private ... a good spot to place the troublemakers. πŸ˜‚ 

After a great bacon and eggs breakfast, we went to The Pavilion and signed up for a few things ... frame class, corn hole tourney, and bought raffle tickets. Afterward we went looking at RVs on display. We found a very liveable Sanibel 5th wheel for Rick & Ruth and a nice 36’ Class A for Sue & Wayne. Actually, we found a Class C that we both liked for us, when we get too old for our big rig. πŸ™„ Then it was time take the Scotties for a 45 minute golf cart cruise. They sure love it and are so good; just fascinated with the scenery. (Our RV pals Karen & George have 2 big dogs and own a 4 seater, forward facing golf cart for their dogs. Haha; birds of a feather DO flock together. 😜

At 1:30 we went shopping for a few RV items then joined the hard partiers at the Island music (full) bar open from 1 - 3.  We met more like-minded folks over a few Jack ‘n Coke and Chardonnay. We did manage an hour’s nap before the 5 o’clock happy hour pre-dinner. No expense spared here; very nice. 

Chicken Marsala dinner was very good but nothing like Randy’s!!! His is the best. 

Well, it’s after 10 and we’re sitting with Robbie and BeeZee telling them about our night. GRW hired a terrific Las Vegas act for us ... Tony Pace, singer, entertainer, impersonator and incredibly energetic performer with his band of 4 musicians. He performed for 2 hours, non-stop! 

Rich & wife Mitzie ... RVers, boaters, dog parents and retired young. πŸ‘πŸ»

Karen and George ... RVers, multiple property owners and 2 dog parents. πŸ‘πŸ»

We were wowed again by the entertainment quality and camaraderie of the “Giant” group. WOWSA!

Tomorrow morning is a sitdown breakfast, some are going golfing, some are doing crafts. Tomorrow night is formal night with photos and a dance! Ta Ta TIL the am.