Sunday, February 7, 2016

Central Florida

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Destination: Holiday RV Resort, Leesburg
We are staying in the same park as Jim and Rosann Pavlov (Jame's dad and step mom) for the month of February. Coming to Florida this month was basically the only solid plan we had before we left nearly 4 months ago. The rest has been kinda wingin' it. Winter is the height of the busy season here, and does require a reservation months ahead of time so we had to plan a little bit.
Jim Jr. & Jim Sr.
This park of 1000 park models & RVs (!!) is pretty much exclusively retirees but we feel very welcome, as everyone is real friendly. Our neighbors are mostly Canadians and one of our neighbors has 2 greyhounds which was a nice coincidence. There is so much to do in the park I can't even begin to list it all, but includes 2 pools, fishing, a variety of sports, clubs, gaming, dog park, a restaurant, bingo, donuts, more.. It's basically summer camp for retired people. And of course there is bingo twice a week (I swear I'm 70 years old at heart):
Rosann and I played Bingo and I WON! Which is a good thing, because after a disastrous Bingo loss in Arkansas I was ready to pronounce the game Dead To Me. 
I checked out the Florida Aquarium in Tampa with one of my best buds from way back, Bethany! We both love aquariums and this was a great one. After the aquarium we went out to eat in the artsy Ybor neighborhood. A very neat place where cuban cigars and cocktails are enjoyed in open cafes. You're also likely to see a chicken or two wandering the streets.

We spent a rainy day peeling and preserving TONS of garlic home grown by Jim and Rosann :). We ended up pickling it, which should keep for up to a year. I'm sure it will be gone in a few weeks at our pace though.