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Lake Ruby

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  • Day29

    Orlando, FL

    January 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    It’s a rainy day in Florida with a temperature of 12. How I long for the dry heat of Central America! The rain is supposed to stop tomorrow but the temperature won’t return to seasonable levels until the weekend.

    Yesterday we moved to a new resort near Disney World for the next 7 days. It’s definitely a downgrade from the last resort. The timeshare is Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista and we are in a small one bedroom unit, 600 sq ft compared to the 1000 sq ft previously. It’s a typical, older but very clean resort and was a bargain at $400 for the week. When the sky clears we’ll explore the area on foot as it is in a very central location. In the meantime it’s a good day for TV movies and rehashing of the latest Trump fiasco.
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  • Day32

    Idle days & good, cheap wine

    January 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    We are enjoying lazy days but make a point of going out every day for some exercise. Our biggest challenge was a 10 km return walk to Disney Springs, an entertainment complex with shops, restaurants, bars and everything Disney. We enjoyed lunch at an Irish themed restaurant where JS downed a beer and some Tylenol in order to survive the return trip. Since that exhausting day he now splits his 10,000 steps between afternoon and evening walks closer to home.

    One afternoon we had lunch at the Golden Corral with 18 other members of the TUG timeshare forum that I belong to. The annual gathering started at 2 and we didn’t leave until 9:30. It was an interesting group of
    travellers from across the US.

    Whenever I travel to Florida I am on high alert for alligators (they swallow people whole!); boa constrictor snakes (2,000 have been captured in the Elimination Program since 2017); and cockroaches (hate them!). So far I have seen one alligator in a small retention pond. Surprisingly, on one of my evening walks I encountered 2 white tail deer, one of which stopped on the sidewalk a short distance from me. I froze; she froze; we had a staring contest; and after a few minutes she ran into the nearby woods.

    Temperatures continue to be unseasonably cool in the lower teens and mostly cloudy. The local weathermen enjoy comparing Florida’s forecast to those cities affected by the Polar Vortex, emphasizing the fact that we have nothing to complain about. I am grateful to be here as I don’t do winter well. Brrrrr! Apart from that, the wine is good and cheap!
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