Monday, April 5, 2010
Spending Winter in Florida, Part 3-Wildwood, Orlando, Tampa
Three Flags Resort at Wildwood became so much fun because there was Bingo/Ice Cream Socials on Mondays, Gospel Concerts on Sundays, Concert/Dance on Saturdays, Potluck Dinners and Karaoke on Wednesdays, and Jam Sessions on Thursdays. With scrabble/upwords with Dottie, bridge with another couple we met, and Texas Hold ‘Em with 4 other guys, we had an activity every night! Who said retirement would be so boring? There was indeed merit to longer stays and some nesting. It is true...both Bill and I are confirmed social animals!
Back in Orlando, we met Robert and Wanda who have, like us, have been married for only 2-3 years. However, he is 14 years younger than she, the complete opposite of Bill and I (Bill will get mad at me for this though)! We had several visits…at the potluck dinner, their fifth wheel and then at the spa. Nothing really much happened except the Fantasy RV Tours presentation when we briefly considered the Australia/New Zealand 51-day tour. But at $30K per person we thought… no, we will just plan our own tour…hopefully we will make it for $10K for the 2 of us, buying an RV there and selling it after a month or so. There we met one guy who thought the same and we agreed to keep in touch and maybe do the tour together.
But the following day, Joe and Dottie had to leave to go back home, making their way up the East Coast. I woke up thinking that we should give them a going away present (very Filipino practice). So I found a cameo pin with blue flowers (blue is her fave color) for Dottie and we found 2 nice key chains, 1 from Canada and another from Taiwan, for Joe.
Next Stops: St. Augustine and Daytona Beach