Thursday, June 1, 2017

BACK AGAIN

 We were having problems with squirrels climbing on our screens on the lanai so Larry put some peanut butter in a trap. the next morning we had caught us  a possum.
 Larry let him go.
 The next morning he was back. We let him go again, but I guess he had his fill of peanut butter for he hasn't returned. We never  did get a squirrel.
On Memorial Day weekend we took our last trip to Epcot before leaving to hear the Spinners. More our kind of music and I love their choreography.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

HOME IMPROVEMENT

 We decided it was best to get a new heating and cooling system put in before we headed north, so they came at 7 this morning.
Working on it. It should be more efficient and save us money in the long run. We are having a new thermostat put in we can adjust from our phone.We knew we were going to have to do it soon but were thinking we would do it when we came back in the fall, but were afraid  it may fail while we were gone, so why wait.

LOOK AND LISTEN

 Last week we spotted this little gator in our back pond. The next day he was sun bathing on the driveway of a neighbors down the street. He then laid by their front door, some boys "encouraged" him to move on to the pond across the street.
 We are amazed at how low the pond is getting. We never saw this pipe and piece of concrete before. Sure hope rain this summer fills our pond back up.

 Went to see Guess Who at Epcot on Monday.  They were a little too loud and rocky for my ears. We have seen Herman's Hermits before much more our taste in music and plan to go hear them this weekend.

Since Sunday I have been working on this puzzle. 750 pieces, a little bit of a challenge, especially cause you couldn't pick up a group of puzzle pieces to move them. You had to work the pieces in the puzzle where they belonged. Now it is time to stop playing and start packing up the RV and get the house ready to close up.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

MOVIES

 On May 5th we went into Orlando to the International Christian Film Festival. Larry saw an article about it in the newspaper, so he looked into it and we got tickets to go see movies all day long. It was held in the Wyndham hotel. There were 8 rooms going with movies and seminars from 9 in the morning till 11 at night.
 After the movie some of the actors, producer or writer would get up and tell about making the movie. The girl in black was the actress in the movie Miles Between Us. The man was the writer. It was about a divorced father and his daughters drive from California to Carolina. Good movie.
 Actress and actors from the movie Painted Horses.  This movie was about a struggling history teacher engaging her troublesome students in a treasure hunt. A very well done picture.
 Actors and actress from Over-the-Rhine.  The woman played a mother whose 17 year old son was killed when a boy hit him with his car when he was driving high on drugs. It took you from her grief and anger to forgiving. An excellent movie. Hope others can see it.
The man with the mike wrote the story.  It was filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio.  During the production the producer on the left was in a  4 car accident caused by a driver on heroin.

We also watched several short films and a film called Pilgrim's Progress which was based on the book and made by a church. It was a very entertaining and informative day and  we were glad we went and wish we had been able to see lot of the other movies.

BEETLE

 Some of you may have seen the 2008 green VW we had purchased in March. Unfortunately the transmission was going on it so we took it to the VW dealership and put it towards the purchase of this 2014 Beetle. Only 24,000 miles so we hope it will last us for a few years. Plus we took out a 4 year warranty!

NOT ALL PLAY

 This trailer was given to the church to help a woman who was needing a place to stay. The roof had leaked and the bedroom needed to be gutted and the floor and wall rebuilt. And of course the roof patched.
 Larry and a couple from our Sunday School class did the work.  All new flooring and back wall.
 Larry and I painted the new walling.
 I wish I had pictures of the finished bedroom. It really looked pretty and with lots of cleaning inside and out of the rest of the trailer it was very livable. The pastor slowly moved the trailer to a home that had land where they were able to park it. May the lady enjoy her new home.
 I had a little home painting project of my own. A new coat of white paint on this wall.

Can you see the line a little over the window on the left? White over white.

CONCERTS

We have gone to Epcot several times to see some more of the concerts. Bo had competed on American Idol.
 They put on a nonstop show.
We have about three more shows we want to go see before it is over for this year.

FAMILY CAMPING

 Larry's brother Lynn and his wife Sabra have a 5th wheel and to celebrate their retirement they came to Florida for a couple months. We got together several times. One Friday evening we met at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee and watched the rodeo.

Love the Clydesdale's.  It was a fun evening with lots of bull riding,  bareback riding, barrel racing and calf roping. (too fast for any pictures)
It was nice having his brother here to celebrate Easter with them before they started their travels north.

Friday, March 10, 2017

WEDDING



 March 4th we went to the Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora for Tommy's and Gloria's wedding. He is a friend of Larry's from Celebrate Recovery at our church. They are a special couple. The wedding was in the courtyard by the inn and done in English and Spanish. Most of Gloria's family lives in Venezuela, Brazil or Columbia and were not there, so they telecast it to them. Here is Tommy's and Gloria's first dance, she was a beautiful bride.
 The DJ did a great job.  He wanted to get to know the couple better, so he had them each hold one of his shoes and one of her shoes. He then asked them a series of questions,  like Who is the better kisser? Then they had to hold up the shoe they felt correctly fit the answer to the question. Of course they couldn't see each others response. It was a cute activity.

Tommy doing a dance before removing Gloria's garter.
The cutting of the cake. It was a very enjoyable wedding and we wish them years of happiness.

BOAT TOUR

 We heard some ladies at church talking about the boat tour they had taken at Winter Park and how nice it was, so Lynda and I decided to go. For $14 dollars we had an hour long narrative boat tour.
 The boats go out every hour, and there wasn't just one boat but four.
 They tour three lakes and tell about all the old and new homes along the shore, and of course about Rollins College.

 The cormorants  were working together to push the fish to the shallow waters, and of course other birds  flew in for the feast.
 The Villanova women's scull team were on the lake practicing.
 The lakes are connected by canals.
It was a cloudy day with a few light showers. We made it back to dock before we got too wet. It was a very interesting tour.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

DISNEY EXPERINCES

Peggy, a friend from church, had worked at Disney for many years and offered to use one of her passes to take Lynda to Animal Kingdom. Lynda and Peggy on the tram going to Animal Kingdom.
 Lynda and Peggy walking into Animal Kingdom.
 The Tree of Life, We watched the Bug's Life and saw the tree illuminated at night. There are over 300 animals carved into the tree.
 A beautiful flock of macaws flew in.
 We watched some street entertainment and saw the musical Nemo.
 We enjoyed the Safari ride in the late afternoon. We had a very informative guide and saw lots of animals. This is an interesting tree that looks like it grows upside down.
 The River of Light show had just started at Animal Kingdom this week. We weren't able to get a seat to see it but were able to watch from a bridge. I will have to go back and get a Fast pass to watch it from the bleachers.
 It had a slow start but got much better. Very pretty.
 Another day Lynda and I went to Disney Springs. We did a little shopping and lots of walking. I love the Lego shop. It is amazing what they have made from Legos, like this sea serpent. They have cards on some of the displays telling how many million legos were used and how many hours of time it took to make them.
 We celebrated Lynda's birthday a few months early by taking her to Epcot. We weren't be back in PA in time for her birthday this year. We had fast passes for Spaceship Earth and Soaring.
 It was Epcot's Flower and Garden festival.
 We walked through the butterfly house.
 Gardens were beautiful.
 Lots of cute topiaries.

 At 5:30 we went to hear Dennis DeYoung.
Larry enjoyed him enough to go and see his 6:45 show. Lynda and I walked around some more of the countries. We then ended the day with the fireworks.