Month: January 2015

Poinciana, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia – 1/31/2015

JANUARY 31, 2015 (Saturday) Moving day. We were up and out the door by 8:45 AM. Our first stop was at a McDonald’s for our usual breakfast – egg white McMuffin and coffee. Really good. The drive today was from

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Poiciana, Florida – 1/292015 to 1/30/2015

January 29th and 30th (Thursday and Friday) Mike here. We have been quietly gathering our thoughts, traveling necessities and energy. Thursday we went through everything we have with us and tried to anticipate what we would need and want. I

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Airboat Ride, St Cloud, Florida – 1/28/2015

JANUARY 28, 2015 (Wednesday) Another lovely day in Florida. Still a little chilly but nice. Did our usual morning and left the house about 11:00 AM to drive just a little bit down the road to a local Urgent Care

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Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida – 1/27/2015

JANUARY 27, 2015 (Tuesday) We were up, had our usual breakfast (cereal and coffee), and were out the door by 10:30 AM. We had to stop and get gas first but then off we went – finally – to Universal

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Alhambra at Poinciana, Florida – 1/26/2015

JANUARY 26, 2015 (Monday) Really didn’t do much of anything today. The highlight was going to a local Bank of America and ordering some Euros for our trip. We weren’t aware, but our knowledgeable son told us, that you can

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Tres Amigos, Kissimmee, Florida – 1/25/2015

JANUARY 25, 2015 (Sunday) Slept well in our nice big bed. We didn’t do anything but our usual – computer, tv, tea. We weren’t hungry so we didn’t have our cereal this morning. When we opened the drapes, the sun

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Kissimmee to Poinciana, Florida – 1/24/2015

January 24, 2015 (Saturday) Mike here. Gave Edie the day off. Moving day and I had a chance to hang out with Ed from our Tuggers meeting. We got up early, yuck, about 8:20 this morning. Packed up and loaded

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Villas at Fortune Place, Kissimmee, Florida – 1/23/2015

January 23, 2015 (Friday) Can’t believe another week has gone by and it’s almost moving day again. Very lazy day.  Didn’t do much of anything.  Had leftovers for lunch, Chinese for dinner, worked on taxes, the cruise, future planning, etc.

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Wyndham Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida – 1/22/2015

JANUARY 22, 2015 (Thursday) Surprise – today we did a Wyndham owner’s presentation. We thought we were off the hook because they were full when we went to get our “parking pass” the other day. We were actually relieved, then

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TUG Get-Together, Orlando, Florida – 1/21/2015

JANUARY 21, 2015 (Wednesday) Slept really well. Wonderful bed. When we did wake up, we peeked out the curtains and there was sunshine. We had breakfast and while Michael was making the coffee, there was a very strong electrical smell

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Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida – 1/20/2015

JANUARY 20, 2015 (Tuesday) Got going slow with the usual – cereal, tea, computers. We left our home around 2:00 PM and went to TJ Maxx, Ross Dress For Less, and Target. The reason for this trip was that I

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Kissimmee, Florida – 1/19/2015

January 19, 2015 (Monday) Mike here, gave Edie the day off. Happy MLK day. We got up and decided to go see Selma, the movie. Had breakfast, got showered and dressed, went to the theater only to find out that

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Villas at Fortune Place, Kissimmee, Florida – 1/18/2015

January 18, 2015 (Sunday) We worked on the mammoth blog from yesterday and settled into our new digs. Got dinner at the Publix Supermarket next door and we are having date night (Downton Abbey). I am ready to swear off

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Moving Day; Bella Vida; Citricos, Orlando, Florida – 1/7/2015

JANUARY 17, 2015 (Saturday) It is Sunday morning and I’m sitting here (still full from our dinner last night) and ready to tell about our lovely day yesterday. It was moving day and we left our unit around 9:30 AM

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Gatorland, Orlando, Florida -1/16/2015

JANUARY 16, 2015 (Friday) Woke up and the sun is shining. We get out of the depressing gray! So excited. We had our usual breakfast (tea, cereal) and did our usual morning routine – computer reading and emails. Michael heard

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Orlando, Florida – 1-13/2015 to 1/15/2015

JANUARY 15, 2015 (Thursday) The last two days have been work days, errand days, and research days. We’ve spent our time doing taxes (still), doing housework (laundry/dishes), looking up ports of call for our cruise, excursions, printing off things, and

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Orlando, Florida – 1/13/2015

JANUARY 13, 2015 (Tuesday) When we finally got up (around 9:30 AM), we decided to head out to Universal (again). The chances of rain today were only about 20%. We left around 11:00 AM and headed into Orlando on I-4.

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Orlando, Florida – 1/12/2015

JANUARY 12, 2015 (Monday) Michael and I are together almost 24/7. I was getting tired of this so decided to venture out on my own for awhile while he still worked on the taxes. (Truth being told I was sick

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Vacation Village Parkway, Florida – 1/11/2015

JANUARY 11, 2015 (Sunday) Mike here. Today we worked on taxes, barely got them started. We watched football, sad to see Peyton lose. Edie is now a Green Bay fan since we plan on touring their stadium later this year,

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Homosassa Springs State Park, Florida – 1/10/2015

JANUARY 10, 2015 (Saturday) Woke up and it was beautiful outside! Still a little cool but gorgeous. We decided to take a little trip to Homosassa Springs State Park, in Homosassa Springs, about a 90 mile drive. We left our

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Logan’s Roadhouse, Orlando, Florida – 1/9/2015

JANUARY 9, 2015 (Friday) Got up and around 8:30 AM we got a telephone call from the Reception Center saying we could move into our new upgraded unit (A side). Yahoo. This B side is okay but without a stove

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Orlando, Florida – 1/8/2015

JANUARY 8, 2015 (Thursday) Cold, cold, cold! Supposed to be cold until tomorrow. In the 50’s during the day, down from the 70’s and 80’s. Because it was so cold we decided to change our original plans. We were supposed

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Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Orlando, Florida – 1/7/2015

JANUARY 7, 2015 (Wednesday)   I know you will be disappointed that there wasn’t another timeshare presentation today. Sorry. We got up early for us (around 7:30 AM). We enjoyed our cereal and tea, watched some television, and worked on

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Travel Club Presentation, Orlando, Florida – 1/6/2015

JANUARY 6, 2015 (Tuesday) Had to get up way early to get to the Voyagers Vacation Club tour. I was looking forward to it because a vacation clubs seem like the way to go, if they are legit. The other

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Vacation Villages, Orlando, Florida – 1/5/2015

January 5, 2015 (Monday) Mike here.  We slept in again and it felt good. We lazed a bit and then got ready to go to the Vacation Villages sales presentation. We walked over the short distance to the Preview Center.

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Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida – 1/4/2015

JANUARY 4, 2015 (Sunday) Didn’t sleep all that well last night, but I did manage to sleep in this morning. Michael got up about an hour before me and watched his CBS Sunday Morning show that he loves. We lazed

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SVR to Vacation Village at Parkway, Orlando, Florida – 1/3/2015

JANUARY 3, 2015 (Saturday) Moving day! Hate to leave this beautiful “home,” and resort, but it’s time to move on and the sun is shining so….gonna be a good day. The worst part was having to wake up at 8:00

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Holy Land Experience, Orlando, Florida – 1/2/2015

JANUARY 2, 2015 (Friday) Another lazy morning (and part of the afternoon). We made a pasta dish that turned out good, and then we left around 4:30 PM. We stopped first at the swimming pool near our home. Next we

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SVR, Orlando, Florida – 1/1/2015

JANUARY 1, 2015 (Thursday) Can’t believe another year has passed. Life is going by too quickly. Carpe Diem! Anyway, we’ve been so lazy and comfortable here. Also, the weather has been overcast, raining and depressing. I’m hating even getting dressed,

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