Category Archives: Florida 2014

Asics forever!

Just bought a pair of Asics running trainers at the Asics outlet at Ellenton Premium Outlets in Florida……….what a shop this was!  Must definitely go back before we leave Florida and shop up!  I had my first rowing workout in them……unreal……no stopping me now!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Ken Stephens

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Dr. Ken Stephens celebrated his 82nd Birthday yesterday and we ate at a fantastic Mexican Restaurant in Riverview, Florida called Mi Casa.  What a great little gem of a place this was.

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Steve made us some mean margaritas! before we left and off we went ……………

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It was a fantastic restaurant and a fun night…..thanks Ken, hope you have many more to celebrate in the future…….

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, I have to say this has been a Thanksgiving to remember, spent with Steve’s lovely mum Gina and her husband Ken along with friends in beautiful Florida.  Club Renaissance is a fantastic club and it was packed today with merry people all around us. Was Turkey served?  Silly question!  The food at the club, by my high standards!! was very good indeed!  It was a five star buffet and I was over the moon to see beautiful, freshly cooked king prawns (they call them shrimp!)  displayed wonderfully on mountains of ice and lemon wedges.  It was all a dream for me not to be cooking! and I lapped up all the spoiling.  happy hour and dinner at the club again tomorrow night!  I must go for a run/walk again in the morning!!

 

We have now left the building!!!…..and have arrived in Florida…….

After spending a relaxing night near Gatwick Airport on Monday, we finally flew out of London for Orlando, Florida.  What a contrast to grey, cold England!

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I feel really quite OK today, adjusting to the new time zone here and I’m just about to go on a long walk with Steve around the golf course and surrounds.

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It’s Thanksgiving today in the USA, a pretty special day on their calendar, a national public holiday.  We are having a special lunch at Gina and Kens’s country club, Club Renaissance….it should be fantastic to see some friends and old faces again……

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Gina has made a gorgeous Christmas cake and the house looks amazing….decorated with lights and beautiful festive decorations.