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!!