The weather has been exceptional with temperatures above normal, although some mornings start out foggy it soon burns off and the blue sky appears with the sun. We have been experiencing beautiful sunsets.
We have been negligent in keeping the blog up to date but we have been busy to the point of not being able to remember what we have been doing.
Monday is quilting group-pot luck on Tuesday-Wednesday mornings is our shuffleboard time with a nice group. Theres game night Monday, Bingo Wednesday, golf whenever you want, Thursday night is cards. We have made a couple of trips to Lehigh Acres to visit friends we met last winter at Avon Park and to do some some shopping and eating (there seems to be a high emphasis on eating with the Snowbird lifestyle). The two adjacent towns to us, (they call them cities) Labelle to the west about 12 miles and Clewiston to the east about 14 miles have become familiar places to go to replenish our larder and what nots.
Last Sunday with new friends Cal and Cheryl we took a drive into Clewiston to the Tiki Bar and Grill a really neat place!
It is loacted along a canal that comes in from Lake Okeechobee with a lot of boat traffic We picked a table outside so we could enjoy the wonderful sunshine and 82 deg F. Had a great meal and washed it down with copious amounts of liquids so as not to get dehydrated sitting in the sun (have to be careful) and we got to watch a nice yacht come in the canal and tie up right beside us. After a few cold ones - Elaine offered to make friends and get us all invited aboard.
The road to Clewiston is paralled with a irrigation canal and between the park and town we counted 8 gators in the canal, it seems Larry and Mar are having trouble finding gators at their park.
Well Larry, come on down to The Glades RV Resort as we have a resident gator that spends most every day sunning himself/herself laying in a half inflated inflatable boat down in the marina, a daily bike trip has developed just to see if the gator is relaxing in the sun heck why not that's what we do every day.
Daily life here is pretty quiet just the way we like it and we can always find something to do if we want to get out of the lounge chair and do it but I am afraid the rig will not stand much more polishing. Some days quilting takes over the rig and provides something to keep the hands busy at.
|Tucker thinks this christmas quilt is for him|
|And we have another one in the making|
|My name is Fritz and I live next door.|
This evening was the golf cart parade, and they lined up in great style with bright lights and music.
Being away especially during Christmas from our family, we are thankful for Skype and FaceTime. I have a pretty lonesome mama here with me. Elaine called the legion in Labelle after reading they were looking for volunteers on Christmas day. So we will present ourselves at 9:30am and help peel, chop and cook Christmas dinner for shut-ins, seniors, and the not so fortunate. Our friends from Lehigh Acres are going to join us there, then we will all come back here for the Christmas dinner at 4pm here at the club house. So that should be a fun day!
We have been keeping up with all your blogs, its our blog that has been suffering..lol glad to see you are all doing well. Our hearts were broken in pieces last week over the CT incident-its hard to wrap your head around what has happened there. So so sad. We can only imagine the pain and heartbreak of all those families.
Elaine usually does up our blogs but I got tired of waiting for her to 'get to it' so I took the chance of being her substitute..take care all thanks for stopping by, and remember the 'reason for the season'...have a blessed and very Merry Christmas from our home to yours and we wish you all the very best for 2013!
(Elaine Tucker and Lilly)