Christmas Day was a travel day from Jacksonville to the Elite RV Resort in Clermont, just outside of Orlando. I haven’t gotten out to take pictures yet, will have to do that before we leave on January 2. We are only 18 or so miles away from the condos where the rest of the family is staying but with traffic it takes at least half an hour to get there.Christmas Day afternoon Robyn, Jason and Maddie came out to our place because the condo wasn’t available yet. So we got to have a nice visit sitting outside in the sunshine while Maddie played with her ball. Even though we are on a corner lot with a good sized yard, it was just too tempting to not throw the ball underneath the coach so she managed to get herself into a “time out”.
It got a little hectic. We had originally thought we would have the kids all come to the coach to open gifts, glad we didn’t we wouldn’t have had nearly enough room and the noise might have gotten us thrown out of the RV park. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Friday the family had a euchre tournament going on when we arrived. We took the grandkids to the playground so they could run off some steam. The whole group (24 in total) went to Sweet Tomatoes restaurant for supper. This restaurant has a ridiculously large salad bar in addition to pasta, bread and desserts. The only problem was we had to park about half a mile away in a dark area behind a local Burger King and then walk to the restaurant. Traffic is just bumper to bumper in this part of town and getting around is a real pain.
Saturday evening we went to the town of Celebration just outside of Orlando. This is a beautiful little town that was originally part of Disney. I’ll have some more facts on it later. Greg and I are going back on Monday while the rest of the family goes to Sea World. We ate at the Celebration Town Tavern on the square. Greg had a lobster roll and I had a scallop roll, we were both pleased with our selections.
Today we stayed home because of the rainy weather, watching football on TV, reading and napping.