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Chillin' and Swillin' in Ft. Lauderdale

Training for the Oasis

sunny 27 °C

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We are spending a most relaxing and enjoyable time in Ft. Lauderdale ( which apparently used to be called Ft. Liquordale when the college students went on their annual rampage in the 70s and 80s).

We usually rise late - much later than the 5:30 am when we were madly rushing to work - and have a nice relaxed breakfast and sit checking in with the world on the internet while we have a coffee. After we read and respond to all your messages (!!!???) we have been doing little jobs related to the house here. We have blazed a trail to several Home Depots which we so far have visited on a daily basis. We have had keys cut, picked up mulch for the gardens (16 bags so far), searched out cabinet hardware, found a doorbell button and generally did the kinds of things we enjoy doing at home. Dave accumulated so much landscaping debris that we had to borrow 2 additional green bins from the wonderful neighbours for the garbage people to take away this morning. Ft. Lauderdale is officially a tropical rain forest biome so the growth of the gardens is amazing. It is almost impossible to keep ahead of,.

After being told by Jeannie and Eric to stop with the house-related work we have also been stopping at several of the lovely beaches down here and going for a walk for an hour or so in the late afternoon. We then return home to have a cocktail, make dinner and have a boo at the tube before heading for bed and starting again the next morning. Retirement continues to be one great adventure after another. On this adventure we are trying to make chillin' and swillin' an olympic sport!

Posted by DavidandHazel 17:02 Archived in USA

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