Month: December 2013

Vacation Villas, Titusville, Florida 12/31/2013

DECEMBER 31, 2013 (Tuesday)   Cold, grey, ugly (again).  Went out in search of a Post Office. Lexi and I had tried to find one yesterday, no luck. The one our GPS took us to looked like it had been closed

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Travel Costs 2013

Date Lodging Groceries Restaurants Gas Entertainment Misc Total 05/15/13 $69.42 $4.00 $38.71 $9.00 $121.13 05/16/13 $0.00 05/17/13 $75.00 $56.50 $13.50 $5.00 $150.00 05/18/13 $241.00 $100.00 $35.00 $19.29 $395.29 05/19/13 $0.00 05/20/13 $35.00 $35.00 05/21/13 $33.00 $32.00 $65.00 05/22/13 $0.00 05/23/13

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Police Hall of Fame and Museum, Space Coast, Florida 12/30/2013

Monday December 30, 2013   Michael here, Edie has taken a day off.  Wow, this year is slamming to a close, New Year’s is upon us! Busy year, fairly quiet day. We slept in late this morning. Mostly because I

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Vacation Villas, Titusville, Florida 12/29/2013

DECEMBER 29, 2013 (Sunday)   Rain, rain – go away! Getting tired of all the rain. I know we need it but we want to go and play. I’m sure we wouldn’t melt but don’t like running around in it.

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The Hobbit, Merritt Island, Florida 12/28/2013

DECEMBER 28, 2013 (Saturday)   Another lazy day. Still raining, grey outside, and a little colder. Lexi was in bed with a headache and didn’t want to do anything. Michael and I decided to go back to the movie theater

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Merritt Island, Florida 12/27/2013

DECEMBER 27, 2013 (Friday)   Lazy morning. I only got up and put on my robe to answer the door for the handyman. He was here to fix our sink and toilet. The sink was totally plugged up (and also

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Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida 12/26/2013

DECEMBER 26, 2013 (Thursday)   Slept in a little. When we did get up, it was to sunshine and it looked lovely. Got up, had our tea and breakfast and just lazed for about an hour. When we did decide

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Christmas in Titusville, Florida 12/25/2013

DECEMBER 25, 2013 (Wednesday)   Happy birthday Caz! Merry Christmas! Lex had a little present under the tree.  She already got her big gift.       Woke up to sunshine and beauty. Lexi got up early to make some

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Melbourne, Florida 12/24/2013

DECEMBER 24, 2013 (Tuesday)   Merry Christmas Eve! Slept in. Last night was weird. We kept hearing strange noises, like a loud purring, and I kept looking out the window to see some huge animal down by the canal. Found

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Vacation Villas, Titusville, Florida 12/23/2013

DECEMBER 23, 2013 (Monday)   Happy 24th birthday son. We love you! We were up and out of the Super 8 by 9:00 AM. We are glad to be leaving. We’ve stayed in worse places, and it was a bed,

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Vacation Village, Weston, Florida 12/21/2013

DECEMBER 21, 2013 (Saturday)   Lazy, lazy day again. We had decided yesterday to just stay “home,” pack, relax, and eat up as much of our food as we could. That was our plan and that’s what we did. The

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Everglades National Park, Florida 12/20/2013

DECEMBER 20, 2013 (Friday)   Last night Michael had called to make arrangements for a tour at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park for a snorkel tour. It just looks so beautiful and Michael and I both love to snorkel

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Weston and Pembroke Pines, Florida 12/19/2013

Wednesday December 19, 2013   Mike here.  Edie has taken the day off.  We slept good.  We decided it would be a day of rest after the long day yesterday.  We lazed and grazed.  They freshened our suite today.  After

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Key West, Florida 12/18/2013

DECEMBER 18, 2013 (Wednesday)   Woke up to more beautiful sunshine! Gonna be a great day – I can just feel it. We were all up, had breakfast and out the door by 10:00 AM. First stop, Cracker Barrel in

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Vacation Village, Weston, Florida 12/17/13

DECEMBER 17, 2013 (Tuesday)   Wow. A year since our beloved Mamaw left us for heaven. Sure do miss her. Lexi is having a really hard day. She so loved her Mamaw. I would love to be like her but

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Vacation Village, Weston, Florida 12/16/2013

DECEMBER 16, 2013 (Monday)   Pretty lazy day today. The weather has turned colder and it looks like a storm is brewing. Michael had an appointment for the Prius this morning at 10:15 AM at AutoNation. The dealership is about

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49ers vs. Buccaneers, Tampa, Florida 12/15/2013

DECEMBER 15, 2013 (Sunday)   Busy day. We got up at 6:45 AM, and were out the door by 7:30 AM. We stopped at the local Starbucks and got some coffee and bagels to go, then we got gas ($3.39

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From Mizner Place to Vacation Villiage Weston 12/14/2013

DECEMBER 14, 2013 (Saturday)   Moving day. The people here (especially Brandi and Carlos) are so wonderful. Michael told Brandi about wanting to have a safe place to keep our luggage and things tomorrow as we leave early in the

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Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, Sunrise, Florida 12/13/2013

DECEMBER 13, 2013 (Friday)   Michael didn’t cough as much and said he felt better. We decided to go to the Sawgrass Mill Mall. We got there around 11:30 AM. It is a HUGE mall and it was very busy.

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Mizner Place, Weston, Florida 12/12/2013

DECEMBER 12, 2013 (Thursday)   Michael has been coughing for a couple of days and it’s getting worse. For that reason (and the fact I didn’t want to get dressed), we decided to just chill out today and do nothing

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Billie Swamp Safari, Seminole Indian Reservation 12/11/2013

DECEMBER 11, 2013 (Wednesday)   CORRECTION: Just got word from a nice fellow who reads our blog, Rodney, that I was wrong about the name of the group photographed on 12/6/2013.  We had been told The Wanted was there and

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Mizner Place, Weston, Florida 12/10/2013

DECEMBER 10, 2013 (Tuesday)   Pretty lazy day. We had gotten notices under our door that people would be coming into our room to inventory the towels (?) around 10:00 AM, so Michael and I just lazed around waiting, and

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Mizner Place, Weston, Florida 12/09/2013

DECEMBER 9, 2013 (Monday)   Well we didn’t get to see The Good Wife as it wasn’t on last night. We did get to watch The Mentalist though. Also got to watch The Amazing Race finale. Hadn’t seen any of it

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Kissimmee, Florida to Weston, Florida 12/08/2013

DECEMBER 8, 2013 (Sunday)     Moving day! The drive to Weston, Florida was approximately four hours (it’s about 175 miles). Mostly toll roads. Got up around 8:00 AM and were on the road by 10:00 AM. We stopped at Subway

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Disney World-Epcot, Kissimmee, Florida 12/07/2013

DECEMBER 7, 2013 (Saturday)   Got up way early for a timeshare presentation. They only do the presentations at 8:00 AM. Yuck. The place sounded interesting and could be something new for us. We arrived and registered. Waited a few

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Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida 12/6/2013

DECEMBER 6,  2013 (Friday)   Disney World again!  Today was Lexi’s and my day together.  Michael stayed home and worked on the blog and did other guy type things and honey-do’s.  Lexi and I caught the 8:45 AM shuttle and

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Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Florida 12/5/2013

DECEMBER 5, 2013 (Thursday)   Disney World! Michael and I explored Epcot today. We got up at 7:30 AM so we could meet the shuttle at 8:45 AM. The ride to Disney World was quick and easy. We were dropped

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Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 12/04/2013

DECEMBER 4, 2013 (Wednesday)   Getting up earlier here than our normal. Must be the sunny skies and relatively warm weather. Was around 85 today. Lovely. We started off by going to the timeshare presentation. It was at Summer Bay

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Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 12/3/2013

DECEMBER 3, 2013 (Tuesday)   Happy birthday Aune Renee! Slept in nicely and woke to beautiful skies. It’s supposed to get up to 75 degrees today (in December). Pretty nice. We left our “home” around 11:00 AM and just went

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Pearl River, Louisiana to Kissimmee, Florida 12/2/2013

DECEMBER 2, 2013 (Monday)   Travel day. Long, long day but it was worth it to get to see the family in Slidell. So good to see everyone. Now it’s about the drive to Kissimmee, Florida – about a nine

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