My wife, son and I are spending several days in Lakeland, Florida for a long overdue vacation. Our last lengthy vacation was for 2 weeks in 2014. Although I was able to conduct a lot of my business online and by phone, I send special thanks to Linda Michalak who covered for me while away from the office at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties.
The weather here has been 80+ nearly every day with lots of sunshine. We have relaxed at the pool, soaked in the hot tub, ate out and worked out at the fitness center. Joe and I have also played pickleball nearly every evening Monday-Friday. We have enjoyed it very much - it was his first time ever playing.
I have also played triple-deck pinochle with a group; the same group I competed with in 2014 - what a great game!
We also caught up with Karen Coombs who lives in the resort community where we are staying. although she is working full-time, we got together for a meal at the local Steak & Shake. We have a great meal and good conversation. She sends her best to all her friends back home in upstate New York.
Now it's time to start our trip home with a 2 day stop at the retirement community, Tellico Village, in Tennessee. Then it's home to see family, friends - and "Foxy Mama", our Austrailian Sheep dog who we have missed very much. I think she has had a good time with her Uncle Tommy and Aunt Ginny - but we want her back asap! Then it's time to start planning next year's vacation!