Just chillin’ in the Sunshine State

Obviously I did not make a New Years Resolution to blog more frequently, since this is only my second post this year!  We really have not done too much here in Florida.  Dan drove his parents down from Wisconsin at the end of January.   They are renting a condo, in New Smyrna Beach, about 20 miles from us.  There is a dog-friendly beach in the area, and we made the mistake of going there on the first warm Sunday.  Parking is limited, so you have to wait until a spot opens up.  So we sat in line for almost one hour, but it was worth it, as Makena had a great time running around on the beach with her grandparents!


Beach time!

This year we decided to purchase an annual pass to the Kennedy Space Center, and met up with our friends Karen and Al.  There is so much to see and do at the Center, that we plan on going several times this year, and again next January when we return to Florida before our pass expires.  I will have several blog posts on KSC (and promise it won’t take a month to post them!)


Karen, Dan and I decided to check out one of the space capsules they had on display.  It was pretty cozy inside!


We managed to get in one round of golf at The Great Outdoors RV resort, with Ken and Martha, who do an excellent monthly podcast called RV Navigators.  It is free on I-Tunes, and very fun and informative to listen to.  Dan noticed an alligator peeking out of the water when I was hitting the ball. He made me move my ball a few feet because he thought I was to close to Mr. Gator. Of course there is no penalty stroke from moving your ball when it is a few feet away from a gator.


At the end of the month, we had our “Disney fix” for the year when we headed to Disney Springs which is a shopping and dining area on the Disney complex.  It is one of the free areas to attend.  We met up with Karen and Al, and Tom and Ellen for a nice lunch.  It was great catching up with everyone.

dsc04218-1Hello Mr. Potato Head!

img_2037-1Howdee Buzz Light Year!


Dan’s brother and sister-in-law will be arriving tomorrow for 2 weeks.  They will be staying in New Smyrna Beach by Dan’s parents, so we will be busy with them.  After that, we may be heading back to Wisconsin.   Our friend Mike, who is remodeling an old building for a new tavern and eatery, separated his shoulder.  So he asked if we could come back to Wisconsin to help him finish the remodeling work we started with him a few months ago.  We are still working out the details, but it looks like we will cut our Florida time short this year to help out again.  In May, we need to head to Wyoming for our summer job, back at Luton’s Teton Cabins.

Quote for the Day:  “It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” – Moises Arias


6 thoughts on “Just chillin’ in the Sunshine State

  1. Looks like a relaxing winter for you all! Very niiiice! Hello from the desert here in AZ. 🙂
    Heading toward FL in a week or so myself and then on up the coast toward New England. Enjoy your “vacation” 🙂

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