(Avon Park, FL) Hi 84 Lo 63 -- I’m back to playing shuffleboard, which is my favorite activity here in the park. Jim is walking 3-4 miles almost every day, and life is good with daytime temperatures in the 80’s. We are thinking ahead a bit on what the future may hold for us. We like this park and we’re making a lot of friends, so we're starting to look at some of the park models that are for sale in the park to get an idea of the different floor plans and decor. But this is ONLY for planning purposes... we have no plans to settle down yet.
Here's one model that we both like. New units come with a carport like you see in this photo. But most people replace it with an enclosed room, which doubles the living space.
Looking from the kitchen through to the living room.
This is a model of the Chariot line of park models, which are built in Ocala, FL. They're very nice, but I don't know what we'd do with all that room! :)
We've been busy with our annual doctor appointments. They're all preventative except for my foot that's been causing me problems. I have osteoarthritis in that foot, and I got a cortisone shot and ordered a custom orthotic insole which will be in in about a month. I'll give an update on how all this works out. It sure has put a hamper on my walking any distances this year. I'm hoping to walk a little for exercise but not the miles I've done in the past.
On Sunday we met with Rick and Gail for lunch in Lake Placid, about 40 minutes away. We met them in North Carolina long before we went full time. We took Jim and Judy with us so they could meet them too.
Judy and Jim
Rick and Gail
Rick and Gail, Jim and Dee, Jim and Judy
We had a great time visiting, then with hugs and goodbyes they left to return to their park near Lake Okeechobee and we returned to Adelaide Shores. On the way home we stopped at a couple other RV parks, just to check them out.
We didn't do much on Monday. Jim had a toothache and waited in the dentist office for a few hours and I talked with some people in the park. Most of time we play shuffleboard in the afternoons and cards with the group in the evening. It's a great lifestyle keeping our lives simple and relaxing.