Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Working out, Walmart, Wind and Warsaw Warbling

Thousand Trails Orlando, Clermont, Florida

Just a quiet day at Thousand Trails near Orlando. My first call of duty was a visit to the gym. I used to go to the gym every time I was off duty back in my working days. My favourite thing was the elliptical. I used to do about 45 minutes on it. So, off I went and was determined to do at least 30 minutes. Phew, I did not know that I was so unfit. I could not even finish 10 minutes! So I switched to walking on the treadmill and did 20 easy minutes. 

I was planning on going for a swim and a soak in the hot tub, but the black clouds came over and the wind started picking up, so we ended up going to Walmart down the road, for some groceries. Boy, was it ever busy in there!

We got home before the rain started and it came down in buckets for about 10 minutes and then the sun started to come out again. I checked MyRadar on my iPad and saw that we were not going to have much rain, but the huge swath of weather to the north of us, was very visible. 

Here is what the radar looks like. That snow is hitting The North East, including Southern Ontario now.

We took a walkabout with Timmy and he met up with some of the Sandhill Cranes. They were not at all afraid of him. They just did this dancing thing with their wings spread out. Quite funny.

We saw this big boy at Cypress Campground in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last month.

Egret fishing at one of the ponds


My sister just came across this You Tube Video. It is a bit late, But I think you may enjoy it too. This from the US Embassy in Poland


  1. Keep at the elliptical - you'll be back to your usual work out in no time!

  2. I love the picture of Timmy and the cranes! We travel with 4 pups we call our canine dependents. What fun they are!

  3. We haven't been to the TTN in Orlando. It's been on our list but our list doesn't often work as planned. Our favorite park is Palm Springs. Definitely wish we had a hot tub here!