It's Good To Be Home
Trip Start Apr 29, 2010
26Trip End Nov 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
43 Sundance Lane in Winter Haven
We have tons of different activities going on here... all kinds of card games, bingo, other board games, various arts'n'crafts, several dance or exercise classes, including aqua aerobics and water-ball, plus golf, pool and a lot more. Also, every Thursday there's a BBQ (hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, etc.) and Fridays we have what we're now calling a 'Covered Dish Event' (used to be 'Potluck Fridays at Five').
The first larger gathering was for Thanksgiving. They did a really nice turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the Clubhouse and I think about 110 people attended. The only thing I don't care for about that kind of dinner is that I don't have leftovers for the next few days, etc. I love making turkey sandwiches, as well as, just repeating the turkey dinner stuff, so I made some stuffing, potatoes and gravy to go with a rotisserie chicken. Also, at the dinner they had pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, which was good but I always want pecan, or even apple, pie... so I bought a pecan pie to satisfy our craving.
A week of so later, we had a Crafts Day at the Clubhouse and they also sold some pies... so Terry bought another pecan pie. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that it also had coconut in it, so it spoiled it for me.
I've also been busy organizing a bunch of things, both inside our RV and in the Texas room (for those of you that might not know what that is, it's like a small apartment, with a living area, a kitchenette area, a bathroom, and also a storage/laundry room, plus there's a carport). It's probably going to take at least a couple of months, or more, to do everything. There's always something else to do instead of 'chores', etc.
Part of that something else has been, organizing and making stuff for our Christmas decorations. I already had a couple of those spiral trees, a wreath with bells and a couple of rope lights for outside, and a fiber-optic tree and a little bit more for inside. However, needless to say, I wanted to do more but I only had a limited budget, so I had to get creative. I made three signs to hang on the lattice, one says Feliz Navidad, one says Merry Christmas and the third says Mele Kalikimaka and is totally Hawaiian with flowers.
The main project was that I made a life-size Santa, Hawaiian-style!
Our location is at a 'T' intersection, so it has quite a bit of exposure Our neighbor's property on one side has a beautiful Norfolk pine tree,
On Dec 8th, we had a Christmas luncheon with the 'Tip-O-Tex' FMCA group at Farr's Buffet in McAllen, about an hour's drive from here.
We will have another Tip-O-Tex luncheon gathering in Jan and in mid-February a bunch of us (at least 12-15 motorhomes) will spend three nights at the KOA RV Park on South Padre Island, only about a half an hour from here. They're all nice people and we have a fun time together.
I really love the Christmas season and all the displays of lights around the park. Some of them reflect in the water of the Resacas (canals) that are all over the park and it just doubles the viewing pleasure. Here's a few samples: