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Apr 15, 2019 - Ready,Set,Go!!!

We are packed, showered, hydrated, in our comfy clothes, ready for the van to arrive and take us to the airport. D has money stashed in so many places he could put a squirrel to shame. We have been doctored, prescribed to, tested, and inoculated. Our suitcases are under fifty pounds but my purse weighs twenty. D has 35 crossword puzzles cut from the newspaper to do with his coffee every morning. He has made his final shoe choices. 10 audio books loaded, 15 unread books on my kindle, 2 movies downloaded on my I-pad, and a phone that will NOT...

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Mar 13, 2019 - Day 4

Today's the day for Universal Resort Orlando. Lots of things we want to see, and not a lot of time to see them. When we were planning this trip, we bought a book called "The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando". It was very helpful in guiding your planning and giving us helpful tips. It also gave us a web site address and mobile app for planning and guiding us at the park. I used the mobile app (for a small fee) and listed all of the attractions we wanted to see. The app then arranges the attractions for the most efficient and best times...

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Spring Training 2019

Mar 2, 2019 - Rosen Inn - Orlando, FL

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located off of International Drive within walking distance of Pointe Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center. Also within walking distance are a plethora of great restaurant and entertainment options. The hotel features 1,020 spacious rooms in multiple buildings on 26 lush, tropical acres providing families on vacation and professionals visiting on business a comfortable stay in a hotel that’s close to all the major attractions. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando sets the standard for the Rosen Inn hotel...

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Feb 24, 2019 - fly to Buenos Aries via Atlanta

Step One: Our friend Charlies gave us a ride from the campground the airport. Much appreciated. No traffic delays today. It was a bit jarring to see the lobby where a TSA agent leapt to his death from a balcony a few weeks ago. If the TSA agents were thinking about that or their delayed wages after the government shut-down, they did not let on. In the pre-Check line things moved fast and we rejoiced in keeping our shoes on and computer bags shut. Usually one of us gets nailed for our technology, but we must have looked trustworthy today....

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Feb 20, 2019 - FMCA, Valintine, Cummins

We've been in all kinds of weather this month. Hot, humid, cold, sunny, cloudy and rainy. Luckily it was clear for our outdoor Superbowl party that utilizes a big projector screen. Headed to Jacksonville to visit the Mayo Clinic. Just regular check up for Mary. Also went to a Family Motor Coach Assoc (FMCA) rally about an hour down the road. Went with 4 other friends and enjoyed seminars on Alaska caravans, saw vendors, and entertained by singers and impressionists. Mary went to a craft class and decorated a wine bottle. And, we won the...

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Up and Rovin

Jan 19, 2019 - 2019

Well with the new year we have not made any resolutions but we are having fun. Been going to the gym and water parks. The bingo, pot lucks and other events here at Rainbow Chase are fun and the people are great. Went into Tampa to see the big RV Show and picked up some goodies including an easy up for extra shade.

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Up and Rovin

Dec 23, 2018 - Christmas Season

December and the holidays have been fun here at Rainbow Chase. Pot luck dinners, parties, gift exchanges and karaoke. Been a bit cold so haven't spent any time at the Disney Waterparks, but have met some great people here. Set up our mini tree and decorations in the bus and just finished another pot luck meal. The regulars here had a golf cart parade which was fun to watch. Also drove towards the beach and visited our old stomping grounds on the St. John's River to watch the air boats and eat gator. Hoping it warms up a bit, but not as bad...

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Up and Rovin

Dec 7, 2018 - Orlando

Sorry for the delay, but after leaving Cedar Key we are now near Orlando and having a blast. So many activities at this resort and only 15 mins to Disney. When we arrived we were surprised to see that Larry and Mary who we met in Alabama decided to visit. They were here at Rainbow Chase RV and we all went to see Ice at the Gaylord Palms. It's an annual presentation where artists sculpt Christmas scenes out of ice. It was awesome. Visited Disney to see the Disney Springs (formally Downtown Disney)and float around at Typhoon Lagoon. Going to...

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Oct 17, 2018 - Sand, soccer, and so on

I enjoyed a couple of non-driving days with my good friends in Saint Petersburg. The town has its charms. There are waterfront parks, bike paths, and quiet streets. The beach sand is ultra white and so fine-grained as to be nearly powder. That's because it's off-shore dredge spoils that have been cleaned and processed. It's also cleaned in place. In the evening, city crews drive sweepers along the sand to dispose of trash and dead fish. I believe most beaches in Florida are artificial. I've said before, it you want great beaches, go to...

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Stateside Road Trip

Jun 24, 2018 - Day 26 - Orlando FL

Since the plan is for Wendy to go with the gang to the water park and I'm going golfing, I take the dog on a long walk to wear him out. I let him take the lead and we head towards a previously unexplored part of the park. He finds this narrow hiking path and we're on it for maybe 10 minutes when suddenly right in front of us is a pretty good sized coyote. I expect this guy to back off since I'm a lot bigger than he is, but no - this guy heads right for us and is clearly trying to figure out how he's going to snatched him. He's about 10 feet...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Jun 23, 2018 - Day 25 - Orlando FL

Our daughter Shelli has laid out a detailed master plan for today's optimal theme park operation, right down to getting free valet parking at Universal for our truck. The key is timing. Must be inside the park NLT 0900 before the hoards arrive. As always, it comes off flawlessly. We hit all the major rides, including the bone jarring Rocket roller coaster, with minimal wait times. Could not have gone better, except for maybe telling Raul to meet us at the wrong ride. We're done with all the rides by noon, have lunch and then we kick back...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Jun 22, 2018 - Day 24 - Orlando FL

'Chill' day for the kids - no theme parks. So Wendy and I and the dog drive to Oviedo to visit Wendy's brother Tommy and his wife for lunch. Great time catching up - it's been 2.5 years since we've seen them. We drive over to see their RV. Their neighbor gave them an incredible deal on a 38' motorhome in pristine condition. We promise to meet them somewhere out west. We meet back up with Shelli and the gang at their hotel near Universal and head for Disney Springs for dinner. Rush hour traffic is brutal and all the parking garages are...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

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