Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I am Thankful for!

I am thankful for my family, my friends. my husband and my health. I am thankful God has allowed me to travel in my retirement years and just to have the full life that I have. I am Thankful to God who is always there for me in trying times. I am thankful to always have food to eat and a wonderful place to live where I can walk daily and enjoy nature and God's beautiful sunrises over the ocean and his sunsets.Thanks be to God!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

What a day! We took a harley ride to Blue Spring State park to see if the manatees have arrived since the last two days have been cold. And yes they were there along with canoers and divers and swimmers. What fun they were to watch and how beautiful is Blue Springs State park. I must see in winter when the manatees are here.

What a wonderful weekend! Thanks be to God!

Busy weekend around Florida

Saturday we took a ride to Barberville Florida to see the Music and Folk Festival. We had a great time listening to all the music and groups. We also enjoyed all the demo for life back in the 1800's. But what we most enjoyed was the homemade ice cream and hot apple pie. What a lovely day it turned out to be.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Being retired and traveling!

From New Milford Pennsylvania, to Memphis, Branson, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Maine, Alaska and all the states in between to Florida we got to travel. Life has been good. We truly have enjoyed our retirement.  If you are approaching retirement. remember you only go around once. Live life with a passion. As my father use to say eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die. I have had cancer twice and that gives you a different outlook on life. I had hoped to travel while I still had my health. I spent most of my life raising my children and working 2 jobs to keep us afloat.

So one day while sitting in Pennsylvaina doing nothing and waiting for our kids to take time out of their life for us. We came to a decision Let our children do their thing like working as we did at their age, and our grand kids who are almost grown and are into their friends. We would start to do a few things we would like to do while we were healthy enough to do so.

Well I am so amazed at all we did do. All the traveling, all the wonderful people we have met on the way. We now are doing cruises and taking short trip here and there as we don't have the RV anymore. We can visit our children when their schedules and ours work. Short visits but good visits.  Life is good on retirement.
Thanks be to God!