The month of February was special for two reasons. First, our good friends, C and K came to visit us and check out the RV life, and second – it was our busiest month yet!
On Feb 2, our friends arrived, just in time for Super Bowl. We have a running joke with C because she is so little, that we HAD to try Costco’s Kirkland vodka – the bottle is almost bigger than she is lol. (No, we did not finish it that weekend!!)
With a long-planned Super Bowl snacky meal, John and K enjoyed the game and their American beer. C and I laughed and shared drinks in my “office” (bedroom, with iPad fun, and lots of laughs). C and K got us started playing pool, and after they left, John and I must have played 20 more times after they left, and I only won once.We had a great time with our friends, even though the weekend was short!!
We met relatives for scenic cycling in Celebration, FL, which is a neat little town, created by Walt Disney, which you can guess when you see how beautiful and perfect the streets and houses are – another happiest place on earth? We also made a lot of 4-legged friends, passing so many pups being walked. I can’t forget the Sandhill Cranes walking around like they owned the place – each time we saw them we’d laugh at their goofy gait.
We finally met up with old friends and had a 3-hour visit during a restaurant lunch, and and then a 2-hour McCoffee visit (we’re those old folks now). This wonderful couple watched our rig and our cats when we had a family emergency last year in March, and we hadn’t seen them in over a year. It was non-stop chatter and laughter, and we’re meeting up again this April in Raleigh!
In Frostproof we met another lovely couple from Missouri, and with them saw a Willie & Waylon tribute band that were excellent (except Willie wasn’t quite as skinny as the real thing lol), played Bocce ball, and tried to learn Bunko (fail). Yet another couple brought us some famous cinnamon muffins and shared their recipe for Chicken Dianne and I thanked them with a batch of homemade cookies. The RV life is really very friendly. By coincidence, my cousin and 12 of her husband’s relatives were in nearby Davenport for the Daytona 500, and we spent a day with them in their luxury rental house (3 master bedrooms, house sleeps 14!). This was a wonderful coincidence.
We enjoyed Bok Tower, a 250-acre garden, complete with a 205-foot tall Singing Tower with its carillon bells, which is a bell-type instrument of which there are only about 600 in the whole world.
One last neat thing we did was Spook Hill, an oddity of nature (..or..just science?), which is a small downhill-pointing road you park on, put the car in neutral, and watch as you roll backwards, UPHILL!
Frostproof revealed itself to be lovely and more than frost-proof. I took these shots one day around sunset, and am glad to have this memory of one of our best months so far.
February was busy in Frostproof, FL (if you ever go there, you must try Frostbite, the 50’s diner which will have you looking for Fonzie!) but we also took time for the gym, baking, crafting and researching (good wifi for a change!). We booked April from this park, which will lead us to Charleston, SC, to Raleigh, NC, and then right on home by May 1.
Next up, Kissimmee, FL. KissIMMee, if you want to sound local!