Saturday, August 18, 2018

Okeechobee Part II - Birthday - Goodbye - Luncheon

Auburndale, FL (Hi  94  Lo  74)

Saturday I was still with my sister, Doris, in Okeechobee. She's not far from the lake and we walked up on the levee to see the lake. There's a path around the lake which at times has several alligators. The lake is the same color of the sky so hard to see. A storm in the back ground on the third picture. The path to an area for a camping area that was taken out by a hurricane several years ago.


Sunday morning at 3am the  United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe launched from Cape Canaveral. It was scrubbed Saturday morning so we were glad it went up on the second try. It was a huge ball of fire and we viewed it at least four minutes. I wish there was less light around, just too many light poles.

 Doris wanted a golfcart for her birthday next month. We went to St. Lucie to the Bass Pro Shops to look for the one she saw last year. She found it and now has her "new toy" for Okeechobee.

While in town we ate at Original Tiki Bar. The food and drinks are great and it's a popular place.



Fish tacos with beans and rice.

The back road to get there is really neat with trees that cover the road.  I thought it was interesting enough to put in the blog. It's really pretty.

Her dog, Carley, loves to tear things apart, so she gets toys once in awhile to chew up.

Walking along the river we saw an alligator that was one of three.

I came home Tuesday morning. We had a party for a gal in the community which was really nice. Happy Birthday to Sandi.





Speaking of parties, our maintenance man of the community is moving back to his home and family in Ohio. He's been here quite a few years and the best guy ever. We all love him and hope the best. We presented a food gift for travels and money collection for the future at our Wednesday morning meeting. Good luck to Darrin.



He brought in his guitar for everyone to sign.

Signed guitar and Darrin.

Darrin's goodbye cake
 

A couple hours later the community luncheon was held at Hurricane in Lakeland. We had 26 gals this month. It's always a fun time with the group.





It's been a fast week. Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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