January 31

Hello from Illinois where the snow has started and 5-10" predicted???? What a time to leave sunny, warm Florida!!! Hope to be back there on Sunday!

January 30

Pat flew home for a "Grandma Fix" and visit our parents. Mark and Daisy will hang out with Philip and Annette till Friday and then off to Naples area.

January 29

We had a fun 2 days in Key West with Philip and Annette
Here we are at the southernmost point in the USA

January 29

At "Blue Heaven" after a delicious brunch!

Key West Fun

Shopping Duval Street
Philip and Mark by the water (with boats nearby)!

January 24

Had lunch with Philip and Annette at Lester's Diner and then back to Daisy.
Mark and I spent a delightful afternoon with my cousin, Karen and friend, Marvin on the balcony of their condo in Sunny Isles overlooking the calm, turquoise waters of the Atlantic

January 23

Traveled from Sebring to Fort Lauderdale and enjoyed the many orange groves and sugar cane fields. We are settled at the Yacht Haven Marina/RV Park with big yachts on the canals and big RV's in the park!

Annette (our daughter-in-law) came to Daisy with pizza, salad and wine - fun evening!

January 22

Arrived in Sebring this afternoon - checked out the Sebring International Race Track and the old historic downtown area. Sorry to keep mentioning the weather, but darn....that 84-degree sunshine felt soooo good! Wish we could pack it up and ship up north!

Philip and Annette.....we're coming your way!

January 21

Today was 72 and sunny - Mark and I spent the day in Mount Dora full of charming shops and restaurants - just the kind of place I wished my shopaholic girlfriends could have been here with me to enjoy! We had lunch at the Windsor Rose Tea Room (more good eating) and Mark read his book and soaked up the sunshine!

It's sure been a fun week here at Lady Lake, Leesburg and The Villages - tomorrow we're off to Sebring.

January 20

The sun is shining after some dreary, chilly days! Went to 9:00 Mass at St. Timothy's in The Villages. John, Carolyn and her Mother, Leah came for breakfast on Daisy. In the afternoon we all enjoyed the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra perform at The Hawthorne Center followed by a delicious dinner at their home.

Planning to get back together later this winter and catch up with other boating friends who are scattered around Florida.

January 19

Oh what a fun day with Patty and friends shopping at the Millenia Mall in Orlando. Had lunch at P.F. Chang's (delish) and shopped some more. Ate at TooJays with Doug and Patty (some good comfort food on a chilly, rainy Saturday night).

January 18 - afternoon

Mark and I toured the Kennedy Space
Center at Cape Canaveral today with
Bob, Linda and Jason (our nephew
visiting from Wisconsin).
It was very interesting and educational!
We would highly recommend if you're in the area, to put this on your list of "must sees".

January 18 - morning

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad (Pat's parents are celebrating SIXTY NINE years today)!!!

What a cool sign - saw this today in Leesburg. Our two oldest grandsons are Drew and Davis, and of course, the insurance company is "right on"!!!

January 17

I did 3 loads of laundry in the morning and then had lunch and shopped with Patty at Sumter Landing and what fun we had!!! At night, we enjoyed dinner at Cane Garden with Tom, Janet, Patty and Doug all from back home who now live at The Villages.

January 16

Great day of sightseeing and visiting friends, John, Carolyn
and her Mother at their home in Leesburg

January 15

Happy 62nd Anniversary to Mom and Dad (Mark's parents)!!!

Left Lakeland this morning and had Daisy's oil changed
at Gator Ford near Tampa. We are now settled in at the
Blue Parrot RV Resort in Lake City. We'll be here for
one week visiting friends at The Villages and in
Leesburg plus a trip to Cape Cananveral

January 14

Bob, Linda, Vicki and Ron (Pat's brothers)
with one of the fabulous sculptures at
Mirror Lake in Lakeland

January 11

Arrived in Lakeland this afternoon and will spend 4 days here
hanging out with my 2 brothers and sisters-in-law - looking forward
to some good shopping, eating, card playing, etc.

January 10 - afternoon

Visited friends, Lou and Mary Ann at
New Smyrna Beach and had delicious lunch at
The Fish Camp.

January 10 - morning

Met Gary and Linda (friends of Mark's parents) for breakfast
and great visit in Port Orange.

January 9

We had a really fun day visiting my
Aunt Dee in Daytona.

January 8

Arrived in Port Orange today - ahhhh, the warm sunshine feels great and back to wearing shorts and sandals! Enjoyed our 3 days in St. Augustine - what a wonderful city (oldest in the USA).

January 4

Today we spent some time at the Okefenokee Wildlife
Refuge Center. Wish it had been warmer for a boat
ride thru the swamp, but we did see 2 deer, a blue heron
and an otter.

Tomorrow we are off to St. Augustine, but sure enjoyed
our week in Folkston - nice to have some downtime
after all the holiday hustle and bustle!

January 3

All bundled up here in southern Georgia - it was 22 this morning, but nothing compared to what you folks in the Midwest are dealing with!

Warmer temps are coming to all of us very soon - yeah!!!

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year from Folkston, Georgia