Today I joined them in a round of golf. Wednesday is ladies day at the golf courses and every week there is a group that golf's and then goes to lunch. I had such a fun time even though I had a lousy golf game. In this group it is more about socializing and having a good time rather than doing good golfing. Now that is my kind of group! Harry and I will be leaving here soon and we are really going to miss all the great people. Fortunately they have “adopted us” and we can return to join their fun gatherings at any time.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Last week our daughter Amy visited with us in The Villages. Amy’s birthday is November 2nd and we are always away on her birthday so this year she decided to come to visit us as a birthday present. We had a great time and she was able to see what the lifestyle is all about. She enjoyed several of the activities.
One evening we went to a dinner show with the entertainment being impersonator’s of famous singers. Very entertaining and wonderful singers.On Thursday it was a warm and sunny afternoon so we decided to take an air boat ride on the Withlacoochee River.
This is one of the three alligators we saw along the way. The guide would stop for a closer look at the many turtles, birds, and alligators and he would turn off the engine so we could hear him talk. Those airboats are sure LOUD!
We had a good time and for Harry and I it was our first time on an airboat. It was a fun week with Amy visiting and showing her around The Villages.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We got involved in several activities, pickle ball, golfing, neighborhood dinners, etc. We decided that we liked it so much that we sold the motor home and started looking to buy a villa to travel to in the winter months.
This is the last you will see of our motor home. It was a very bitter sweet parting. We have had some wonderful times, and have met such great people and made many good friends over the past 21 years that we were RVing. For now---we plan to keep our TT membership and join our friends by staying in the Getaways. We are hoping that we will not be forgotten just because we are not around as much as we were in the past. Since we sold the motor home and were not ready to return to chilly Pa, we extended our rental till the end of November.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
After the swimming it was time to come inside for some cake. She just loves to make silly faces.
She really liked this card from Aunt Amy that played music. ICarly is one of her favorites.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MACKENZIE!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
It was a picture perfect day. Temperature was about 80 degrees with low humidity. Just look at that wonderful blue sky!
We had a fun time on the course and after playing we sat outside at the club house and enjoyed a good drink and dinner. We always have a great time when the six of us are together.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
First we took the Wildlife Safari on a school bus with the windows cut out. The bus makes a loop through the property viewing lots of different animals.
Next it was the Cave Tour. This is the entrance where you board the boats that go through the cave. The cave is a year round temperature of 52 degrees---which felt really good since the outside was 95 degrees that day. We did wear a sweat shirt on the tour that lasts about one hour.
Of course you can’t go to Hershey without making a trip to Chocolate World. So one morning we drove over and took the “ride” through the factory—2 times. I think they like the free candy after getting off the ride the best!
We had a great time with Haley and Mackenzie. We returned them home on the fourth day----went back to the camper----and rested.
Monday, August 2, 2010
After several times around the yard he was feeling much more comfortable. Now—if we ever get rain so the grass grows again—he can cut his mowing time to much less than before.
Monday, July 26, 2010
One of his favorite deserts is cream puffs. Do to lack of time I cheated and made a cream puff cake. It turned out really good, very easy, and tastes just like cream puffs. He was a good sport wearing the birthday hat! He says his goal is to get to 90 and after that he doesn't care. He is the only brother out of 6 to live this long. I consider myself very blessed to still have both my parents and they are pretty healthy.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Bob, George, Ralph, Mary, and Harry repairing the net that was wrecked by some kids the day before. Bob’s ingenuity was to use a fishing role to pull the broken rope through the top of the net. IT WORKED! After about 30 minutes of repair time we were out playing.
On the left is a new couple to Pickle-ball, Jeff and Daphne. Watching them play you would not have known that they are new players, they are both so athletic. They are a wonderful couple and we had a great time with them, they joined us several nights for Pegs and Jokers. On the right of Harry is George. This is the first we met George and his wife Sally. She does not play Pickle-ball but she did join us for pool aerobics almost everyday.
Calvin and Colleen could not get away this year to join us due to work schedules and camper problems but they drove up to the campground for a day and we had a delicious cook-out. Harry and Calvin “swing” together as Colleen takes a nap. Bob make a wonderful pork loin on the open fire and everyone brought sides to share. Boy did we eat good---and a lot.
One evening we had a fish fry. Bob caught Croakers and he and Bill fried them up and we had fresh corn and lots of good things to go with it. Left around the table: Bill, Denise, Deb, Bob, Ralph, and Mary. Harry stands in the back.
The last night before we left to come home several of us went to Jinny’s for the senior buffet night. $6.49 for all you can eat. The meal was great but as usual we ate too much. After the meal it was back to the game room for one last night of games. It sure was a HOT but fun two weeks.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Harry and I in our cart.
Cindy and I had a great time talking and driving the guys around the course. After golfing we went to Golden Oaks Restaurant for a nice dinner. It was such a beautiful warm evening that we were able to eat on the outside terrace. Then we returned to Glen and Cindy’s house and had desert---fresh homemade blueberry/blackberry pie---wonderful! It was a fun filled day.