Friday, 30 November 2007

Returning to the Great White North

And White it certainly is! We arrived home to snow on the ground.... YUK! I want to go back to Florida!

We left Ormond Beach at 10:30 Tuesday morning in sunshine, and got as far as Charleston, West Viginia, where we stayed the night. The drive through the mountains was awesome, and we only took wrong turns twice.

We drove clear roads all the way to Florida and back... that's 5,000km... and the only traffic jam we encountered was half an hour from home. Typical Toronto traffic!

We walked in the door at 8:30pm on Wednesday, and I've been unpacking, doing laundry, opening mail, paying bills and returning phone calls ever since.
YoungerSon and the Bride had shovelled the snow from the driveway, and OlderSon had dropped in with a Welcome Home cake. What a great bunch they are!
Now... where's my long underwear???

Monday, 19 November 2007

Just a Quickie from Sunny Florida

The "piggyback" wi-fi is back, but who knows how long it will last, so here's a quick look at our current location here in Ormond-by-the-Sea.
This little Beach House has been our home for the past month. Two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, satellite TV, private parking, a safe place to park our bikes, and literally steps from the sandy beach. Perfect!

The view from the sofa....

.... and the view from the outside looking in.

Thanks, my faithful blogger friends, for visiting this blog while I'm away from home. I'll be checking everyone's blogs out when I get back to Canada at the end of the month.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Update from Ormond Beach

Still no Wi-Fi and we have a dead laptop battery, so it's back to the Library to invest another $5 just to keep in touch.

Meanwhile, the Florida sunshine is back and we're being Beach Bums. Ahhh... retirement is pretty good.
Another couple of weeks of this and then we'll be heading back to the Great White North. Brrrr!

Monday, 5 November 2007

Wi-Fi connection.... LOST!

Sorry folks, my "borrowed" wi-fi connection is gone... posting from the library at the moment, so you may not hear from me for a while!
But the sun has finally come out, so I'm off to the beach.