Thanks to Michelle (pictured here) and Lyle for opening their home and supplying the BINGO “cards” and Ballot Sheets for tonight’s festivities. I think there were close to 30 people there and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. There was plenty of wine and “other” liquids for everyone to enjoy. Here are some photos of the evening – the people and the food. Both were fantastic!! Enjoy these photos and Left-Click to see them enlarged. Cheers! Let’s start with an appetizer, then a main dish and finally a dessert.
It really was a great evening. Good friends! Good food! Good wine, and such a variety! And great Hosts! Thank You everyone for participating. Cheers and until next year ………… Bis wir uns wieder treffen! (Until we meet again.)
This should be the last posting on this blog for our 2014 Florida sojourn. A really exciting and interesting time. If you noticed, there are no food photos here. I put them on the Boise Foodie blog at 2014 Florida Trip – One Must Eat. There will also be some wine and wine cellar photos on the Treasure Valley Food and Wine Blog.
Our wildlife adventures lead us to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida. This is really a wonderful place to take a leisurely ride through the refuge, stopping wherever you wish. Well, mostly. There was one individual who was in a hurry and did not like us stopping. We were looking at alligators. Robin and I did see a Wild Boar as we were heading to West Palm Springs along the road. It was a large animal and I don’t remember them being that large in Aspen Hill, Tennessee back in the early 1960′s. Enjoy these photos of he Florida wildlife that we saw. You can Left-Click any of them to see them enlarged. When you see the photo, you might also see this statement above the picture: Original size at 4288 × 2848. Click on that number and you will see the original size. Cheers!
So there you have a large portion of our two weeks in Florida. The other posts are generally below and we do hope you will look at them and click the Rating button above each post. Its just nice to keep track of what folks think of these articles. So, until the next sojourn wherever it make take us …. Happy Trails to you, until we meet again!
It was not only the sights and the natural things we saw on this trip, it was also the seeing old friends who we have not seen in 50 years and seeing and being with family. Brothers, sisters, in laws, nephews and cousins! It would not have been such a great trip had we not seen these folks and visited for a while. We took many walks through the Florida jungle and one great car trip through Merritt Island Wildlife Preserve. These trips were family oriented. Friends joined us for meals. Super! Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged. Enjoy!!
I will probably divide these posts into about 5 parts as I have over 300 photographs. No! I won’t bore you with all of them. I will only post those that seem to be more interesting. The food photos – yes we did have to eat – will be posted both here and in the Boise Foodie Blog. But for now, enjoy these photos of some of the places and flora we saw. Cheers! The photo here is of my sister and her husband and my brother and his wife watching the birds. Please Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
More to come!
Interesting information and data from WordPress, where this blog and all of our blogs are managed.
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on WordPress.com.
13,704,819 new blogs in 2013
That’s a 36% increase from 2012, during which you created 10 million new blogs.
489,281,136 posts in 2013
That’s 12 times the number of books in the Library of Congress!
I’m just a little late on this post. Sorry. On New Years Day, we were invited to Meadowlark Farm, in Nampa, Idaho, for an open house. We thank Janie and Laurie for opening their home to over 40 people who brought some awesome food, wine and cheer! Here is a photo of “The Barn” and general area of the farm. There are more photos below, especially of lambing, and the food. All fresh made and farm fresh. Delicious! Here …….. You be the judge and enjoy these photos. Left-Click to see them Full Screen. Cheers!
Such a great day and time. And the weather cooperated, too! Thanks to all of the great cooks nd the varieties of foods that were available. And there must have been 10 different wines and beers that folks brought. Great party! Thank-You Janie and Laurie for having us all there. A great time and great to know you two a little better.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
Thank you everyone for making this a great year and helping Our Retirement blog be so successful. Have a great 2014!
Party hearty from Christmas through New Years! Marnie and Mac had us over for a roast beef dinner and to see the new windows that they had installed on the south side of the house. Really nice! The dinner that they made was delicious! Roast beef, mashed potatoes, fresh made bread by Mac, Brussels sprouts in reduced balsamic vinegar and dried corn and wine – of course! And then for dessert, Marnie made a delicious Crème Brûlée. It was great to have Jan, Chris and Sophia join us. The only two missing were Madison and Margaret. Great little dinner party. See the photos below. Like the sunset photo here? That is from Marnie’s backyard. Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged. Cheers!