Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Around the table: Mark and Chris, Jane, Jane’s Friend, Stan, Ken, Bob (with Jane's Friend), Jim (with Jane), Sally (with Stan), and Me (with Ken, of course). [A nice lady offered to take a picture of the whole group when she saw that Ken could not take the picture and be in it too!!]
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
1st and 3rd Place for the women were won by friends Sally and Donna. Don't know the men, but here stand 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners. Congratulations to all!!!
Among the spectators at the Torrey Oaks Pickleball Scramble, Faye and Ken, join friend Stan who played a good game in the tournament, although he's not shown in the picture above.
There were a few Pickleball Players at the Happy Hour who had not been pinned; so we, of course, had a Ceremony for them!!
We invited several good friends over to help him celebrate his 76th!!
Ken, Barb and Mitch
Sally, John, Pat and Stan
May all of your birthday wishes come true!!
In between eating, Vickie and I hit a few Pickleballs. Vickie is pretty good for someone who does not get to play. She has that all-important eye-hand coordination. On Saturday afternoon, we took them to our secret orchards and picked buckets full of tangerines and pink grapefruit!! I forgot my camera so this picture will have to suffice as a reminder of the afternoon.
Here is Niki working on her laptop. She paid the $4.95 to use the “tengo” WIFI offered throughout the park at Orlando. After a couple of hours she was “kicked off” and never was able to connect again. She called the problem telephone number at the top corner of the Activities Sheet (took us forever to even find the number because it is not on the tengo WIFI flyer). They told her there were just too many people logged on at the same time. Also, her Apple computer did not have enough strength to get a good signal. However, she tried to log on using my Toshiba (now repaired and working fine). That did not work either. Tengo told her she could go to the lodge and log on to their website and complete a refund form. Well, that defeated the purpose of paying for service!! Funny, I had no trouble using tengo last season when it was FREE!! Just a "Word to the Wise"!!
I called our friend Mark and told him about the phenomena. He is an expert photographer, but he would have missed the whole thing if not for my call. He captured a fab picture of the historic Full Moon and posted it on his Blog, Have Bounder Will Travel (See link under Blogs I Follow on the side panel).
I also had to call my daughter, Stasia. She is kooky about such things, and I knew she would be watching. I pointed out to her that here we were, hundreds of miles apart and watching the same Full Moon at the same time!! Togetherness!!! Her husband and Ken just say “UGGH”!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here is the group of 10 playing one evening. It was easy to get the group to show me their HANDS, but could not get them to show off their FOOTS!!
From front around the table: Denise, Vicki, Barb, John (unseen), Pat, Mitch, Ken, Cheryl, Rich's hand in the foreground, and me behind the camera.
It was fun meeting Tracy at the Country Club where she works. Afterwards we stopped for dinner of Nachos and Fajitas at Chili’s. Very good!! Then Tracy showed us the new condo she is renting within a bike ride of the Club. Very nice!
Her puppy dog did some of his favorite tricks for us and sent us on our way.
It was amazing that Sarcom called before noon the next day. The part was in!! We dashed over and they replaced the monitor within a half hour. That’s the fastest service I have ever, ever gotten!!! We can highly recommend Sarcom of Orlando!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A good stopping off point on the way down is the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Waltersboro, SC. It’s great for a quick overnight stay. We have been stopping here for several years, since the new Wal-Mart was first built.
We recommended it to Mark and Chris earlier this year when they were traveling south on I-95. Mark mentioned it in his Blog (Have Bounder Will Travel). He said the night they were here there were 30 rigs in the parking lot. That’s probably what prompted this sign!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Jean and Bob's son, Troy, 2nd from the right, and a group of his friends. What a nice lookiing group of young people.
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, too!!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Free to Drive the Suzuki!!
AND, Free at Last of this ##$$%%@@ BRACE!!
I couldn’t get Ken to pose in the brace, but know you’d all like to see what it looks like. The section on the table went around his waist. The part hanging down went around his left thigh down to his knee. The part holding the two sections together is a metal rod with an adjustable hinge in the middle. It was set for 60 degrees movement. Ken wore it 24/7!!! What a monster!!
We left the Elk’s lodge in Richmond that afternoon and came back to TT Chesapeake Bay for a couple of weeks. And Ken drove all the way.
Ken has another appointment with Dr. McGlynn next Tuesday. After that our plans are to get on the road to Sunny Florida ASAP!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and concern. We love you all!!!
Stan and Sally said they received a reply from Flying-J to the effect that they have rescinded that change in policy. They do now recognize credit cards same as cash if you use the RV lane. S &S were not certain if this policy applies to using the truck lanes as well.
We suggest that until this is clarified to your own satisfaction, that you check it out at the station before paying, but be prepared to pay cash. Let us know what you experience.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
TODAY IS MONDAY -- BACK TO WORK!!
It’s finally time for some fun!!! MEXICAN TRAIN!!! (Not!). In this game, all players have stand while they play, to help improve balance.