On March 1, we arrived at Tropical Palms RV Resort in Kissimmee, FL, which is very close to Orlando and all the theme parks. We went to karaoke night, watched the dramatic rescue of a flock of baby ducklings while we paused our mini-golf game, and cycled in near-by Celebration a couple of more times. There was a library and a gym, plus a snack bar at the pool. The hot tip on onion rings was right on! Mostly we’d walk the mile to Old Town (quite a few times), which was interesting and fun – plus March in Kissimmee had some of the hottest weather so far.
Old Town is an outdoor shopping mall and entertainment area, like a tiny olden days town. It’s been around since 1986, but feels more like 1956, with the interesting and old-fashioned shopping, restaurants, bars, attractions, and rides.
We’re still talking about a pizza we had at an Old Town restaurant (honey drizzled over greens and salty olives?!!), and all the food trucks you could imagine. We walked there on two separate evenings for a Classic Car show and a Muscle Car show. There were unique souvenir shops, and we took some photos of wood carvings that John thinks he just may get around to carving – one day.
March was a great example of many days that were too hot to be outside at all. I caught up on my crafts, John downloaded a few shows, and one SUPERFUN (for me!) thing we did at the Crayola Experience in an Orlando mall, was make our own colouring page.
John also went with relatives to famous Weeki Wachee River, where they kayaked in clear water and saw beautiful underwater scenery. I was meant to go, but flew home at the last minute for a family emergency.
I returned to a different airport than the one from which I left John, because he moved himself and the 2 cats (and did all the packing, navigating and unpacking) alone to Jacksonville, FL. That’s how we started April, and we’re done with the month-long stays. Our last few weeks coming up next.