Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Fun in Florida with Katie…

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Like last year once again our daughter Katie flew down to visit for the Christmas holidays. She really seems to like hanging out with us and enjoys the RV as much as we do. She is going to need this break as she left her job and is returning back to school in January to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

It has been a bustle of activity since her arrival beginning with the weekly Cornhole (bean bag toss) tournament. Amazingly Katie and her partner came in second. Those college games must have kept her game in top form. Our new friends in the park embraced her just as warmly as they have us so we are certainly glad we chose this location.

tableWe also introduced her to the local farmers market and flea market nearby. At the flea market, Katie and Sharon found a free side table they had to have for our outdoor area to hold our happy hour drinks and snacks. They were so happy with their find even though they ended up carrying it all the way home since they walked to the market rather than taking the car. I am not a shopper so I stayed home fixing some of the items on the to-do list we made.

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We have a few more ideas for entertaining Katie while she is here as this will be her last big vacation for awhile since she is starting her doctorate in January. For now we are simply savoring the Florida sunshine and it’s near perfect weather.

Our Christmas shopping is about done and we look forward to preparing a nice dinner here at home with Katie. In looking ahead to the New Year we have begun shaping up a travel plan as I am sure not long after Katie leaves, I will be feeling the “hitch itch” and be ready to hit the road again soon…


  1. What a wonderful exciting time for y'all. Our daughter, Carrie, will arrive on Sunday. We are all so blessed to be able to be with family this time of year. Enjoy ever minute of it.

  2. Now that the shopping is all finished, care to give a hint as to what's in my stocking? Yes, I know that I have just set John up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the other side of the family. Hope to see you soon.

    1. ...I was thinking your foot but assumed it was a trick question...

    2. No trick questions here. But we do actually have a stocking that Sharon's feet fit. Enjoy your time with Katie. It will pass all too quickly. And, you've only been at Bonita for three weeks. Grass growing under your feet? I DO relate to that. See you soon.

  3. Envying you that beautiful Florida weather. . .and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Happy New Years with the fam! Enjoy. . .

  4. Gorgeous weather and family to boot! Enjoy your holidays.

  5. Spending any time with the kids is always special. Our son lives here in Phoenix and our daughter in Denver. Not the worst places to travel back and forth to. Enjoy your daughters visit and have a great Christmas. That itch has us hitchn up soon!

  6. The weather really has been great. I need Katie to give me pointers on that game. Catherine and I are really terrible at it.