Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Winding Down From Winter - Winding Up For Summer

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 84 Lo 55 -- The weather was perfect today. Jim reorganized his toolbox and finished the basement reorganization that he started yesterday. All that's left for him to do tomorrow is check the tires, dump and flush the tanks, bring down the sun blocker, and stow the patio mat and furniture. Meanwhile I'll finish up the inside reorganizing tomorrow.

Our son chatted with me online for awhile today, and talked me into downloading the game Draw Free on my smartphone. It's played like the old parlor game Pictionary, where you draw a picture and send it to your opponent, then you try to guess what each other has drawn. It's really neat to go back and forth with guesses. Technology has come so far, and it's only going to get better. I can't imagine what's in store in the next few years.

Our park management is making plans for a group cruise next winter. This afternoon they held a meeting at the clubhouse to get input on several different cruise options. We went out of curiosity, but we don't think we'll do the cruise. We've been on three cruises in the past, and the reason we went was to take a vacation from work. Well, we're now on a permanent vacation from work, so why spend all that money just to eat day and night. :) I'm not saying we won't go on another cruise, but at this point we're just not as interested as we used to be. There's also a six-day bus trip to New Orleans planned for next year. We'll probably pass through New Orleans in our travels this summer. It's nice that the park has so many things planned. It's great to have options.

Tomorrow is our 42nd wedding anniversary. We're going to be busy preparing to depart the next day, and there's also an appreciation dinner tomorrow at the clubhouse. So we decided to celebrate tonight by going to Red Lobster, where they have their Lobsterfest going on. I love lobster, and Jim takes me out for a lobster dinner every June for my birthday. So I felt a little guilty having lobster tonight. But I got over it. :)

Here's what I had... a cup of clam chowder to start is always a must. Then I had a lobster tail, a skewer of shrimp scampi, broccoli, garlic mash potatoes, and macaroni with white cheese and shrimp. Talk about yummy!

Jim also had a cup of clam chowder. He had shrimp nachos and lobster filled mushrooms.  

We were looking forward to getting a chocolaty dessert, but of course we ended so full that we didn't have room for dessert. :(  In fact, I brought part of my meal home.

One more day and our summer starts. We're looking forward to seeing our kids, grandkids, and the rest of the family. Then it's "westward ho!"

11 comments:

Gypsy said...

I could sit in a chair at Lassen National Park and look up at the trees for days on end, but I'd go crazy stuck on a cruise ship. Most of the activities they advertise are things I don't do anyway.

Sandra said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow guys! Enjoy!

Dan and Gail said...

Happy Anniversary. Our 49th is March 29.

GGuncle said...

happy anniv. to both of you, & a late birthday wish to your mom. my home PC crashed twice in 8 days, i got so mad i pitched it & went out & bought a new one. got the newest HP that bestbuy had on display. they gave me a very good deal Their geek squad is setting it up for me. they have something called a magic screen something-or-another; i'm still not 100% on all that stuff. its a touch screen,with wireless mouse & keyboard. I also got a new laser color printer, they ordered it for me.my old printer was with me from windows '95. i think i got my moneys worth out of it. it was having issues that i didnt want to deal with. dom...

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow and safe travels northbound!
You've made me hungry for lobster :)

Nancy and Bill said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Our 42nd is coming up in June;o)

Laurie and George said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys. Safe travels, and enjoy the day!

Jay said...

Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your day and have safe travels. Hope we can get together again sometime!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Saliva all over my laptop screen now, thanks to you!!!

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Molly and Bob said...

You're my kind of gal Dee...Lobstah!! Happy Anniverary guys!

Bob and Jo said...

Happy anniversary