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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Magical Moments

Thanks to our friends, Glenn and Delores who get free passes to Disney, we were able to visit the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios during the holiday season.  We had not been there in twenty-three years so we were looking forward to it.  Unfortunately, due to the Christmas season they were taping their Christmas special and had Main Street closed and several bridges closed so we did not accomplish as much as we wanted but we will be back, I am sure.

We had heard so much about the Osborne Light Show at Hollywood Studios from our neighbors and we can see why they bragged about it.  What a fantastic spectacle.  So much better than we imagined.

 Hoping to get into the Toy Story attraction next time we visit Hollywood Studios.

We did enjoy the Frozen Sing-a-long show.

Only a few photos out of about 100 that we took at the light show.

A Disney Christmas

The thing we like the most about our park is the location and convenience to Disney World.  We are only about 6 miles down the road and find ourselves visiting there often.  We have been a few times already this year to Downtown Disney to take in the Holiday sites and do some Christmas shopping.

We also managed to tour most of the resorts here by monorail or bus to take in all the holiday decorations.  Our favorite by far was the Wilderness Lodge but at $400 or so per night I don't think it is a place we will ever stay at.  We also enjoy going to the Boardwalk resort and walking around the lake.  Never knew this existed until we happened upon it.  From the boardwalk you can visit five different resorts and all the shops as well.

Part of the Christmas Village at The Yacht Club Resort

Frozen Exhibit at the Contemporary

The lobby at the Boardwalk Resort

Wilderness Lodge

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lake Magic

On October 2nd we arrived at our new winter home, Lake Magic RV resort in Clermont, Florida.  We were greeted by all of our neighbors once we were settled on our site #422, a nice pull thru.  We love the location of this park as well as well as the amenities and activities. We feel like we live in a real neighborhood here.

 We have used the pool quite a bit when the weather is warm as well as participating in shuffleboard, pot luck dinners and holiday parties and get-togethers with the neighbors.

We just love the view of Lake Davenport from the recreation area.  Maybe one of these days we will have to try our hand at fishing here but hopefully we won't catch any gators.

Before we left to go home for the holidays the park hosted a Christmas golf cart parade as well as a campfire and camp dinner down by the lake.  We don't have a golf cart (glad we aren't that old that we need one yet) but we participated in the festivities and had a great time meeting new people as well as mingling with those we already knew.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Florida Bound

We awoke to rain on Halloween, packed up and left New York headed for Florida.  Since we were leaving later this year we thought it best to just do one-nighters on the road to get to the warm weather quicker.  Our first night was spent at Americamp RV in Ashland, Virginia.  This was once a KOA so the sites were close together but the park was well maintained and the showers and restrooms were very nice.  Served the purpose for a night.

Our second night we stopped at Lake Jasper RV park in Hardeeville, SC.  The park was only 2 years old and very nice.  Once again, nice restrooms and showers, a lake with kayak rentals, and a nice pool area.

This park is conveniently located to spend some time in Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston so we may be returning here in the future.

Our Little Blessing

Our granddaughter was due to arrive on November 4th and we prayed that the cold and snow would hold off long enough for us to spend some time enjoying her.  We had nothing to worry about as she had her own agenda.  Emmalyn Grace arrived on October 20th and weighed in at 6lbs., 8oz.  She is just perfect.  We never knew how much love a grandchild could bring and thank God every day for this wonderful gift.

We just could not get enough of our little one and went to the house every day to spend time with her.
When she was 11 days old we knew it was time to leave as the weather was getting way too cold and snow was on the way.  After many tears we knew there was no way we could stay away for 5-6 months without coming home.  That is when the decision was made to go home for the holidays.

So looking forward to it.

New Choices

Spring and Summer of 2014 brought us back to Canandaigua, NY to work camp and spend time with family and friends.

We also decided to purchase a new 5th wheel.  Although we loved our used Montego Bay, it was getting up there in years and was starting to have some mechanical and water issues. We did not feel it would hold up too much longer without costing a lot in repairs with our full-time lifestyle. With our family growing we also wanted one that was bigger as the Montego Bay was only 33 ft.

We had always said we would never buy another Keystone product, but never say never.  We purchased a new 38 ft. 2013 High Country.  We have been in it for 8 months now and we just love it.

Mickey is also enjoying the new RV especially the fact that he can get up on the counter to get food that we forget to put away because the couch backs up to it.

In September we finished work camping and decided to fully retire and enjoy ourselves.  This also gives us the option to travel home in the winter when we want and to spend more time in the summer with our new grand baby when she arrives.

We spent the fall at Southwoods RV Resort in Byron, NY to await her arrival on November 4th.  We have stayed at this park before and feel it is the nicest park in the area, both the owners, campers and sites.

This is the beauty of full-time rving.  Being able to move around and explore different options.