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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time is Flying!

Location: Avon Park, FL (High 85, Low 65)

It has been a super long time since my last blog post! Somehow we ended up with another GB drought. Not sure where it all went, although I do have Windows 10 on my computer which may have been updated, plus I had to download an update for a program I have on my computer. All of a sudden we got the notice from Verizon that we were at 75% with about 2 weeks left to our month. So we have been nursing it along since then. 12189089_10209274871335581_612561841574370778_nWe figure we spend enough on our internet already without spending another fifteen bucks for one measly GB. So now we are in our new month, and here I am!

This year is the first time that we have spent four months in one place down in Florida, and we have been enjoying ourselves. We basically decided to stay put since we are going on a cruise next month, but we weren’t sure whether we would get tired of being here for the whole winter. We’ve had a good time though, and like this park and the people so much that we have already signed up to come back here again next year.



So what have we been up to? Well, for the most part we’ve just been enjoying ourselves with normal everyday activities. We go for a walk everyday, and we’ve also been doing some running. Next week we start a training program for a half marathon (13.1 miles) that we’ve signed up for in June.

I saw this local resident one day when I was out for a walk.




Mike and Terri stopped by the park for a few days, and we enjoyed a lunch out at a local highlight – Jacaranda Hotel and Restaurant – with Jim and Dee.




Two or three times a week we spend the evening over in the clubhouse playing cards. We’ve gotten to know some great people and enjoy a lot of laughs while we’re playing.


12790948_10209279425569434_3943263363632780260_nHarry and I joined a group of Heartland owners (fellow northeast owners also down in Florida for the winter) on a dolphin cruise out of Tarpon Springs.









We enjoyed a nice walk on Anclote Island and had a great time visiting, but unfortunately had no dolphin encounters.



It’s been a great few months down here in Florida and I just can’t believe that we are only three weeks away from our cruise. My sister and her family will be here for a few days before the cruise and I am really looking forward to seeing them!


  1. I sure dislike when that darn data just seems to disappear for what appears to be no real reason. Those updates eat up a ton of data... Welcome back to the land of Internet!!..sitting in one spot can be tough!!

  2. Great to hear from you guys! We also have times when data just seems to disappear! Wish there was a way to view all you've done so you KNOW where it went!

    Anyway - have a great time on your cruise - can't wait to read all about it!

  3. Nice post and good to see your blog again. Looks like you are having fun and enjoying some nice weather.

  4. When traveling with limited Data we turn off the Automatic Updates on our laptops. We then attempt to go to a fast food outlet that has free unlimited WiFi every two weeks. We start our computers to update and take our time eating. By the time we are finished most times so are the computers until our next visit.
    Sorry you didn't see the Dolphins out of Tarpon Springs. They like to chase the wake on the boat taking you out to Anclote Island.
    Good Luck with your training.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.