Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Where I am today

Perfect weather in sunny Florida
This is one of the three golf courses at my sister's retirement community in Florida. I tried to walk closer to see if the egret would allow me to take its picture, but I as I crept closer, it was obvious he wasn't going to stay. So I figured I could show you the lovely setting instead. Notice it's not raining.
Yesterday's view as we readied for takeoff
I had a relatively uneventful trip, which is what you want when you've got a whole day of travel to get through. What I did want to see the last of, for at least a week, is what's on the outside of this window. For the first day, it's looking pretty much perfect. We walked before sunrise, then went to the Y where I got a 10-day pass (because of belonging to another Y) and swam in the outdoor pool for twenty minutes until I couldn't go any farther. I left my sister in the adjacent lane and went inside to use the stationary bike. She swims a mile every morning during the week and then does longer walks on the weekends. Yes, we are definitely sisters.
Thecla, Norma Jean, Sylvia, Rose
My sister and her golfing buddies, having a day in the sunshine, enjoying each other's company. Norma Jean was not actually playing today, because she's got company (me!), but we went to watch, with introductions all around. Two of these ladies are in their mid-eighties, and two in their seventies. All three, except my sister, are snowbirds, who show up after Thanksgiving and leave in April. They golf together several times a week.

So that's what my first day in Paradise looks like. While we were out on the golf course, I got a video message from John at the coffee shop, so I proudly showed him how beautiful it is here today. The weather forecast looks good for the coming week, too. I'm wearing shorts just like them, and it feels great.

(P.S. I accidentally just posted this on Eye on the Edge and realized my mistake after I posted. <sigh> now it's right)
:-)

14 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous! Continued enjoyment to you!

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  2. So glad you are having great weather in Sunny Fl. Norma Jean has some really active friends and they all seem in great shape. You two are a pair of athletes. Have fun and get a tan.

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  3. So glad your trip was uneventful. Enjoy that beautiful weather!

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  4. glad the trip was uneventful; may the rest of the trip continue to be spectacular!

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  5. Blue skies, green grass and warm temperatures, what a contrast! Have a great visit.

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  6. You remembered to post on a Tuesday!! That sunshine looks great, have fun keeping up with your sister!
    Far Guy is settled for the night at the hospital and Chance has been walked and I am headed for a bath and bed real soon

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  7. I'm sure you will enjoy every minute of the warmth and sunshine.

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  8. Enjoy the good company and sunshine. It lifts your spirits for a week.

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  9. Glad to hear your flight was uneventful and you have safely arrived in paradise. I am curious about the ladies who arrive after Thanksgiving and return north in April. Do they have to maintain an empty apartment in Florida during the summer months?

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  10. Looks like Hawaiian weather. Lots of golf courses here, too.

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  11. Oh awesome! Shorts weather! Woo hoo! It was cold here in Hawaii.

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