Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roy and Tina Come for A Visit

Arriving by Allegiant Airline to Orlando Sanford Airport are Roy and Tina for a few days of a great vacation. 

First on the list was a trip to the beach.  My what a beautiful day.  We went to Cocoa Beach on the east coast and before going to the beach we stopped to shop at Ron Jon's Beach Shop.  It was a shopping craze as Tina found some things for her and her sons and Roy had to get a T-shirt.  Nothing for you Jerry.

Then it was to the beach.  What a beautiful day, oh, said that already.  But it was!  The water was cold, cold but then we took a look around and saw all these blue jelly fish on the beach that had washed ashore.  There were a couple of people who had been stung and I sure didn't want to be a casualty.  So we soaked in the sun and took a stroll on the beach and had a great time.

Then we headed over to my favorite places, Milliken's Reef in Port Canaveral.  This place has great live music, good food, fun people and a place to watch the cruise ships depart.  We were also able to see a rocket launch.  It was a "top secret" mission that all the news stations seemed to know about and broadcast.  We saw it in person and that was pretty exciting.

We missed action in the park.  Some of the guys in Citrus Ridge agreed to be Calendar Girls.  Since I wasn't there, I'm going to direct you to Margie's blog as Roger was one of the Calendar Girls and boy was he cute.  We got home about the time it was breaking up so we got to see some of the guys in drag.  What these guys won't do for charity, right?  I think they enjoyed it too much to do it "just" for charity.

Sunday we head out to Tampa for the Seminole Hard Rock Casino but before we go there we must stop by Parksdale Farms in Plant City Fl for the best Strawberry Cake in the area.

We got Roy to the casino in time for him to play in a Texas Hold'em tournament and Tina and I were left to our own devices, the slots.  I knew Tina was finally liking a casino when she said "I'm gonna go over here and see if I can find something to play that I like."  I didn't see her again for quite a while.  Yep she's hooked.  LOL  We ate at the champagne buffet and held our own with the crab legs.  What a great day!

Next day we just lazed around a bit and went shopping and ended the day with a good soak in the hot tub.  Hated to see their visit come to an end.

I'll be back in Citrus Ridge again in November.  I'm gonna try Disney one more time and hope that starting earlier in the application process will get me working in either Oct or Nov '11.  I've found another site that is on the lake and out from under this messy oak tree.  I have a great view of the lake and the western sky so good sunsets should be in my future.



Cruzin2some said...

That strawberry cake sure looks GOOD!

Travel Safe
Dawn and Denise

Jeff & Barbie said...

You sure have been busy ! Sounds like a great time with family and friends.

Beckles said...

OMG, the beach looks so inviting! The sea critters almost look like zip lock bags!! And the strawberry shortcake looks like heaven to me! Looks like fun for all!!

Margie and Roger said...

Seeing the photos from you trip make it easy to see why you enjoyed it so much - really neat to be so close to those cruise ships heading out.