Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day Trip to Crystal River

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 77 Lo 63 -- Wednesday I had my first full practice with the church bell choir. I held my own and didn’t do too badly. I was a little rusty reading the music, and a little uncoordinated trying to pick up the right bell at the right time, but overall I was pleased. I'll be going every Tuesday morning for practice.

When I got back home I picked up Judy to go do some shopping at the mall. We had planned on going to downtown Sebring and look around but it was too cold and windy to walk around outside. We’ll do that another time when it’s warmer. We ate at a fairly new place, The Flame, and had a great afternoon.

Wednesday Jim and I drove to Crystal River, about an hour north of Tampa, for a lunch get together with a large group of RV-Dreams friends that we met at past rallies. We met at Crackers Bar and Grill, a very nice restaurant on the water. (Click on the pictures to enlarge)

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Jim and Syl checking out the area.
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There were 24, and we all sat at a long table.

Left: Laurel, George, Lee and Martha
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Karen and Al
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Lee and Martha
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Gail, Gin, Syl, Neil, Tricia, Dan, and Rick
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I missed some of the names at this table. Kathy is across from her is hubby Rick. Donna is facing the camera and I didn’t get the names of the other two couples.
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Nancy talking to Martha
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It was a great time and so good catching up with RV’ers here in Florida. We’ll have another gathering before everyone takes off in different directions this spring.

Thursday I ran some errands. I also went to this year's craft planning meeting to see what crafts we'll work on this year. We have a new leader, and I volunteered to be her helper this year. It will give me more to do.

That's it for this time. See you in a few days.

9 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

It sure is great that all you RVers get together like that. I only meet them when I walk through an RV park.

Mike and Terri said...

Looks like everyone had a great time.

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KarenInTheWoods Karen Pfundtner said...

Looks like you had a great time! It was worth the drive. Of all the folks there, You and Jim are the only two we have met in person!

We will have to fix that, eh?


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Gail Houle said...

It was a great time! You got some really great pictures :)

Laurel Owen said...

I am so glad you guys made the trek up to be with all of us!

Gin and Syl said...

It was great to see you! Good folks, good food, good times! Florida is full of Dreamers this year.
Syl

Geri Moore-Hajek said...

Next time you head up that way, check out "The Freezer".... a classic restaurant in Homasassa Springs! They have a website too! It's one of our favorites!

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Kathy and I truly enjoyed meeting you unfortunately as with most couples Jim was tied up in another conversation while we spoke to you. There is always somewhere else down the road. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.