Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bike Riding and Game Playing Day!

We woke at 7:15 just as the rain was stopping and it was 58 degrees.  We exercised, got ready, and made a cooked breakfast.  I had called Bonnie Waltman to see if they wanted to walk with the 4 of us at 8:30 and she said yes.  She arrived at 8:20, but Richard had already left for a walk when I had contacted her.  So, the 5 of us walked for about 1 hour around the CG.  By then it was a bit breezy and just a little cool, but still great for walking.  We returned at 9:45 and planned to meet again at 10:45 to drive to The Villages (about 45 minute drive) to ride bike and have salads at Crispers.

So much fun to walk with special friends!

"Dim and Dimmer" (and their names can change at
any moment!) enjoy walking together too!

Bonnie and Richard decided not to go with us, but the 4 of us left around 10:45 with all 4 bikes on our CRV.  Melissa is such a terrific navigator and that is one of my goals - to be more like her (in many ways!)  She is so good with a GPS and even better with the navigation system on her cell phone.  So, she gave me instructions on Ken's phone while we were heading there as to how to use it.  Her system is alittle different than ours, I think more user friendly, but maybe it is just me as the operator!  I think I helped to get us there, but not really!  Just made me feel good!  We arrived at The Villages, got on our bikes and enjoyed riding through the community.  We had to share the golf carts paths and let me tell you, there are hundreds of golf carts on those paths.  I think they should pass some kind of law about golf cart pooling.  1 person to a cart shouldn't be allowed.  After about 5 1/2 miles we arrived at Crispers and had a wonderful lunch, spending about an hour after we were finished eating just chatting.  You would think after being together non-stop for almost a week and 2 whole weeks earlier in this trip, we would run out of things to talk about, but we aren't even close!!!!!  We need more time together!!!!  Got back on our bikes and rode back to the CRV - about an 11 mile round trip and it was fairly windy today.  I was supposed to be the navigator on the way home, but Melissa's help was much needed.  Who knows where we would have ended up if I was the sole direction person!

They have fancy golf carts here!

This is a hotel on the grounds of The Villages!

This is one of many tunnels that go under busy roads
for golf carts and bike riders!

The price range and style of homes in The Villages
is all "over the charts"!

There are 60+ golf courses of all different levels at
The Villages!

Entering a tunnel to go under a major highway!  It's
good to be safe!!!!

This is on the grounds and it is a college where residents
can go to classes that are of interest to them!

Just a gorgeous day for riding bike!

Arrived at the CG in time to head to the Bocce and Shuffleboard courts for more competitive men vs. women games.  Unfortunately, I had a really bad day and Melissa tried to carry us and she did a great job, but the guys were in the groove.  I need to get my mojo back!!!!  Ken walked to the back of the CG to get a view of the owl one more time!

We decided it was time to get back to the RV's (we weren't there very much today) and think about dinner.  Planned to get together for game night around 8.  There just aren't enough hours in the day for all of the activities we enjoy doing!  Again, there are fewer hours per day and less days in the week here in Florida!!

Since we knew it was the last night of late game playing, we made sure we did our job!  We only got back to Waldo around 12:30AM, after playing many different games and sharing many silly and special moments.  We will be so sad when we leave Chuck and Melissa on Thursday to head back to PA.  This week together has been awesome!

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