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Apr 28, 2017 - We've gone native - (see picture)

Today Marilyn cleaned, organized and purged the inside of the fifth wheel. Again 3 piles. Stay, home and garbage. Also packed some stuff in Marilyn and Carla's favourite luggage. Rubbermaid bins. Another walk this morning in the cool. I hit Lowe's and Walmart to get stuff we needed for storing the trailer. Another swim in the pool. Felt cool today as the temp hit a record in Fort Myers-96. Getting too warm. Dinner, hockey and bed. Oops! Actually Marilyn got to watch one of her favourite TV programs - Blue Bloods. She likes Tom Selleck....

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Apr 27, 2017 - Nothing too Exciting

The only exciting thing today was cleaning out the fifth wheel in anticipation of putting it in storage for 11 months. We really hadn't done a thorough cleaning out since we bought it, just kept accumulating stuff. Marilyn was the moving force behind this. Everything out from the basement and then vacummed. Three piles. Stay, go home and go to garbage. Amazing how little we had to stay. Now that we aren't travelling in the RV but just staying in one spot we need a lot less. Especially the 'dry camping' gear. That is the stuff you need when...

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Apr 26, 2017 - Fort Myers Miracle

No water aerobics this morning just a walk with a stop at the garbage. Spent some time today cleaning and organizing the basement of the fifth wheel. Some stuff to go home, some stuff thrown out and some stuff stays. First time in 9 years that we have really taken everything out, etc. This is the first time that we have stayed in one place for a long period of time. A lot of the stuff we had collected over the years was for camping and we are past that stage. Getting warmer so we hit the pool for a swim and the Happy Hour at the circle club...

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Apr 25, 2017 - Lunch at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries

Another beautiful morning. It has been cool at night which makes it good for sleeping. Heating up on the weekend. Mid 90's. But............. low humidity so it won't seem too bad. We'll see. A big welcome to Steph Hunsberger who, I think, has figured out how to access the blog. Went for a big walk and then treated ourselves to lunch at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries. First time there for lunch since we have been here. If you have never been you have to go, if there is one in your area. Google it. After lunch we went to the outlet mall and bought...

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Apr 24, 2017 - Start of Our Last Week in Florida

Time flies when the weather is great. We leave for home one week from today. Have to jam a lot in the next week. Marilyn did water aerobics this morning and I went to get a propane tank filled. Also visited Florida Gulf Coast University bookstore to look for "stuff" for the grandkids. Quiet afternoon and evening. Sent some pictures that we have taken around Corkscrew Woodlands.

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Apr 23, 2017 - Moving Day for the Neighbours

Started the day helping our next door neighbours move their fifth wheel to a new location in the park. Actually used our truck to move it. They had it towed here because their truck is only a 1/2 ton and has no fifth wheel hitch. The have rented a lot in the park starting next November and are storing their fifth wheel on a different empty lot until then when they will hire a local company to move it on to their new lot. They have rented the lot for the full year so it will stay there. That attracted some of the other neighbours so we had a...

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Apr 22, 2017 - It's Raining

Why are we happy about rain ? First day it has rained since we left home on March 9. But more than that SW Florida is under severe drought conditions with forest fires burning in the area near Aligator Alley which is what I-75 is called as it goes E/W across the southern portion of the state between Naples and Miami. It passes along the northern edge of the Everglades. There have been a number of fires in this area that they are having trouble getting under control because of the drought conditions. We had a gentle rain fall all day with...

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Apr 21, 2017 - Total Wine and Liquor

I kmew the title would get your attention, but more about that later. Marilyn was off to water aerobics this morning, unfortunately I had other things I had to do that were more important. I was trying to sync my calendars on my phone and tablet. Marilyn didn't think that was important either. To each his own. After lunch we headed north to Fort Myers to check out a storage facility for the fifth wheel. On the way we stopped at Camping World to pick up a few things. Marilyn got a new basket for her bike. She is excited. We checked out the...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Trip to Naples

Off to Naples. About a 45 minute drive from our site. We used a secondary road called Three Oaks Pkwy. Very little traffic and hardly any lights. If you go on the Tamiami Trail (#41) it's like travelling from Kitchener to Waterloo. Hard to tell when youends and the other begins. Walked up and down the main street 5th Ave. S window shopping although Marilyn had to go in The Best of Everything. I think she only bought a pair of earings. Bonus.Then headed to The Dock at Crayton Cove for lunch. Great spot on Naples Harbour. Outside covered deck...

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Apr 19, 2017 - More Water Aerobics

Another beautiful Florida day. Marilyn went to a water aerobics workout while I was checking out storage facilities. Found one that will work for us and therefore will probably leave the fifth wheel in Florida. The storage is covered and has an electrical outlet so you can leave your AC on. That is imporatant to keep the heat and humidity under control. Covered is important because of the intense Florida summer sun. Will get that organized in the next couple of days. Spent the afternoon lounging and talking to our landlady about renting in...

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Apr 18, 2017 - Pickleball Returns

Both of us are a bit sore from our water aerobics. May have to cut back. Can't keep up with the 80 year olds. Off to the Bells Outlet store. Remember Bells which was like Winners on steroids. They have an outlet store for the stuff they can't sell. Marilyn had to go. She bought a watering can for the cottage and I bought a straw hat for Florida. It never ends. Then to Deromo's for fresh mozzarella. Back at the park - the moment you have been waiting for- Marilyn's return to the pickleball court with her new shoes. We didn't play a game just...

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Apr 17, 2017 - Water Aerobics

Another new experience for us. One of the ladies in our circle teaches water aerobics at the pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-11. Being the adventurous types we decided to give it a try. Rode our bikes to the pool and away we went. About 20 people. A mixture of men and women. A number of young people (40ish) who were visiting for Easter. It was an hour long and a good workout. You stand in the water at shoulder depth and do the usual aerobic exercises. You also use styrofoam dumbells under the water to provide extra resistance....

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