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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Forward Into a Busy 2017

Location: Avon Park, FL

15676500_10212233543180528_749333831340488617_oWell, it’s been some time since my last blog post, and I’ve been thinking for a couple weeks now about trying to get back into a routine of writing again. I think sometimes it seems daunting to get back into it, because so much time has passed and I feel like I have to cover it all if I start writing again. But really, that’s pretty impossible. I just have to start back up and keep going from here.

We arrived down here at Adelaide Shores on Christmas Eve after being released from Amazon on the 21st, and have just been enjoying life. We took advantage of being Florida residents to buy an annual pass to Disney for me. Harry went to Disney about ten years ago, right before we met actually, and he still had five days left on his pass. So with my annual pass, we will be able to spend a few days at Disney over the next few months while we’re in Florida. Avon Park is pretty centrally located, being about the same distance from each coast and an hour or so south of Orlando, so not a horrible distance away for a day trip.

15974871_10212410119394823_1505199212979842564_oLast week, we left our place around 8 am and traveled up to the Magic Kingdom. We picked a Wednesday and it paid off in that at least we didn’t have to fight any traffic on our way in.




We really didn’t have any agenda, other than not to break the budget on food. haha So we just enjoyed walking around, and went on a few rides. There were 15844666_10212410145315471_6204497763694345698_oenough people there that there were pretty good waits to go on rides, so we didn’t do as much of that as we might have. But it was a fun day anyway.

Kind of a random selfie as we were waiting in line in the ice cream shop, but it turned out to be one of my favorite pics from the day.



I’m kind of surprised that our first month here has gone by so quickly, because our days aren’t chocked full with events. I’ve been running most mornings, and we try to take an evening walk.





The sunsets here are SO gorgeous. I never get tired of them.


Another thing I’ve been enjoying since we left Amazon is doing some home cooking. Eating out is very convenient, and we do a lot of it while we’re working, but it has been nice to get away from that since we left KY. Better for the waistline and budget too!

This is a very active park. If we wanted to, we could go to some planned activity every morning, afternoon and evening. That’s not really our style though. We started out three winters ago by joining a group for cards, and we have kept that activity up ever since. Even with just doing one activity, it’s kind of remarkable how meeting people for cards twice a week breaks up the time. And we look forward to it, since we’ve made some good friends over the past couple of winters.

So there you have it…relaxing, running, walking, cooking and playing some cards! Our past month in a nutshell! It’s always a nice change after the run, run, run at Amazon to get back to normal life. Speaking of Amazon, we’ve already applied for the next season, and hope to be heading back that way in August. So we have about seven months of retirement and fun time left.

I know I’ve said this a few times before, but I really have been thinking that I would like to get back to the blog on a more regular basis. I’ve just really gotten out of the habit, but I am REALLY going to try to get back to it. It’s not going to be exciting, but it’s real life.

So here goes….on into 2017!


  1. Sounds like you all are settling in for a nice winter stay in Florida!

  2. How cool that you are getting to go to Disney. Someday we will get there. I did Disneyland almost every year as a Californian,but have never been to Disneyworld. It's definitely hard to blog about real life stuff, lol. Good for you cooking more. :)

  3. Nothing better than Disney!! I know you all will enjoy those passes.
    Its hard to get back to blogging. Mike and I are now full-timing again and I've tried to get with it but it isn't easy. We aren't very exciting.
    Sounds like your winter will go by fast with so much to do. :-)

  4. I need to get back to writing as well. We head to Disney Saturday for 8 days with Al's family. Should be fun :-).