Friday, March 15, 2019

Yard Sale - Visitors - Crocheting

Auburndale, FL (Hi  81  Lo 63)

Saturday the community had a yard sale. There's usually two a year, one in March and one in November.  People are leaving for the north and selling stuff before going. Several will not be back next year so the houses are also for sale.  Lots going on here this time of year.  I only had a few items to sell but got rid of some of it, the rest will go to the thrift store.

In the late afternoon a schoolmate Melba and her hubby Ed came to visit. They come every year. It's been at least six years that they make the trek from Iowa to Florida for a couple months.  They travel different parts of Florida and stop to see us every year.
Melba and Ed

Sunday was the monthly knockers bingo game. There were several people there so the money pot was nice size. I haven't won in a few months, but still fun to play.

The rest of the week was crocheting. I'm making roses for an order that a gal wants for a wreath. I also made a couple fish, a blue and clown fish for the jars.



The sunset was gorgeous a couple times this week. I never get tired of getting pictures. Jim was watching along with me on the pier.



We finished up a bottle of wine and this fell out, any comments on what it might be? We've never seen anything like it. There's two hard rubber circles and a screw type looking top.

Until next week.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Baseball - Rv'ers Visit - Pizza Party

Auburndale, FL (Hi 82  Lo 67)                              CHATROOM  8:00PM Eastern

The temps have fluctuated quite a bit this past week. There were areas that had freezing temps.   After getting home from the cruise/resort we stayed busy with my sis coming up from Okeechobee to go to a Lakeland training baseball game. Jim and Doris are big Cardinal fans and Doris tries to go to  a lot of the spring training games. I decided to go with them on Monday. (Click on the photos to enlarge).
Doris overlooking the field at Lakeland Tiger Stadium who played the Cardinals.

Jim doing the same thing.

We got there early so we walked around the field.







Our seats. We were under the overhang, so not in the sun.



On Tuesday Jim went to Clearwater for another game with the Cardinals and Philly's. He went with a friend in the park.
Wednesday was the morning meeting then I played hand and foot in the afternoon. Dinner was at the clubhouse for a pizza party. It's called the 15 week club. In October they start with $15 from the anyone that wants to participate. A "chip" with a number is placed in a can.  Every week after at the meeting they draw two names and they win $25. At the end of 15 weeks everyone has the chip put back in (that won during the couple months), and the rest of the money after paying for pizzas go to the chip that's drawn. There were 120 people this year.



Thursday we had Lorne and Sue come for dinner. They went to their first baseball game with pro players at Lakeland. The stadium is close to us so I told them to come on over when the game was over.  I forgot to take pictures of the food, but I did get a picture of Lorne and Sue and Charlie.

That's the rest of our week. Tomorrow we start another busy week but more of the normal daily routine. Please come along.



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2019 Caribbean Cruise and Resort Day 5 Final

It was another early morning. Neither of us slept very much, not sure why but we're getting tired and ready for a later morning sleep.  (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE).

We had a nice breakfast and then went to a waiting area to disembark the ship. Our bus was to arrive at 9:00 but didn't get there till about 9:30. I think we were all ready to leave.

We had a nice trip back and all the moving to and from the ship the immigration and customs was smooth. We were ok with the week, it wasn't perfect and it would have been a lot better to have an ocean view and sit on a balcony but we did well with being with people from the community. It was a  great group of people. Lots of laughing and kidding around. Thank you Charlie for the trip. Would we do it again, probably not the all inclusive resort, but we can't wait till our next cruise. It's for younger people that like the sun, sand and lots of drinking.

When we got home we put the suitcases in the house and took off for some groceries. The next post will be Saturday. We have a very busy week ahead so all the details will be written in the blog.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

2019 Caribbean Cruise and Resort Day 4

Our last day at the resort. I took several more pictures of the area. (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE).
They have a couple areas with solar panels. This one is to heat the water. Another one is for the electric it was across the compound.

The next pictures are from our second floor going to the main office building.



In-between the building.



We got up early to get breakfast and be ready to take the vans back to the ship. Another few hours of waiting. We had to be out of our rooms so we waited in the same area of where we came in on Tuesday.  Looks like we're already to go.



While we were waiting, the next group of people were coming in for their few days at the resort. They give you a free drink when you come in the door.

 I wanted a rum cake so I went to the little store to get it.

While we waited for the vans we signed out and was just visiting. We were just going to get in a van the store lady was asking for Walter. She showed us the receipt for the cake and we about had a heart attack. It cost $2,019. 60 instead of the 20.16. I went back to the store with her to do the credit.

In the meantime, everyone else was on the way to the ship. We had our own driver to the ship and when we got there the rest of the group was standing in line, they didn't even know we weren't there.
The view of our ship, Grand Celebration.



Once on the ship we had to wait again for our room. So I took pictures of the area.
The buffet for lunch. Good food.
 
This boat takes people back and forth from the USA to the Freeport for $91 one way. It seems it's for people that go back and forth a lot, mainly for locals to get to the USA and back.







There's a lot of freight coming and going thru the port.

Once in our room and settled in we took in some fun watching some of our group in a game. It's flip the bottle. They had to flip a bottle of water on the table right side up. They actually did it twice.  There were two groups.



Linda and Sandi watching the game.

At 5:00 we had a cocktail party for our group.

On the island I had been drinking Bahama Mama , which I could have three or four without any side effects. I had ONE on the ship and it made me spacey right away. The difference in drinks and where you get them can be quite a difference.

At 5:30 the ship pulled out on the way home.

We had dinner in the same area as we had before.  They are celebrating the waiters walking around the dining area.



At 9:30 we went to the evening show. The theme was circus.

These two men showed strength. Amazing





And rope movements.



This juggler was great and he had a mask on top of his head which made it creepy.

The whole entertainment group.

The last night of the cruise/resort. Tomorrow morning we leave.