Running in Circles in Orlando

I know you must be wondering how I am doing in the warm wild south lands. It’s been an interesting mix of cold, rain, wind and losing my way. Fun, yes… and far better than sitting watching snowflakes fall…

Here’s a run-down:

Sunday was travel day — ALL day…. left home in order to catch the 8 am bus… met my friend in the airport .. coffee and a two hour wait till the plane departed…. flight was ok, tiny seats and NO leg room – AIR TRAN… don’t recommend it for seating… all that is to be expected I suppose, but Orlando is a very large airport and six AIR TRAN planes landed at the same time. It took over an hour to get our bags… then an hour in line for the rental car, then an hour trying to find our way out of the airport and down the road to the Sheraton Vistana Resort where we are staying.We went in to the registration center and just as they were to complete our registration all the computers went down. “Can you come back in a couple of hours?” AAAARRRGGGHHHHH!

We went shopping for overpriced food and ended up at some chop house for horrible BBQ ribs. I think it must have been 9pm when we finally got to our room and crashed.

Monday—the warmest day so far, we spent it walking around the grounds, exploring our options, sitting at the pool (lovely) and the hot tub (lovelier) and just hanging loose.

Tuesday—was the cold. raw, windy, rainy day, a “Pajama Day” as my friend called it and it was spent reading, watching TV, just hanging loose. We did take a walk so we did not go totally stir crazy.

Wednesday—This was the day I had arranged to travel to a local Golf Course to get a tour for my blog “golfgurls.com” Everything was set for 11:30 meeting. I got directions on Yahoo, but the manager of the golf course gave me new ones he said were much quicker. In any case, I got totally turned around, and spent an hour driving in circles. My friend Sue had all the maps and tried to help, but in the middle of my fourth U-turn she told me she had failed geography and had no notion where we were. At that point I was so frustrated I called the golf club to apologize and reschedule the meeting, and at Sue’s suggestion we headed to a store nearby and I bought a GPS unit for the car. I know, you think I’m a total whoosssse….

The Garmin is a lovely thing and now I can find myself out of a paper bag.

It’s Thursday and the advencha such as it is, awaits. More later.

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Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

Enjoy your gps…hopefully you will find your way home without any trouble…watch out for children in the control towers!

CDeering
CDeering
11 years ago

It has to be said, and the woman who sold me the GPS agreed, all the streets in Orlando have three names… it’s impossible to find your way around!!!

Cousin K.
Cousin K.
11 years ago

Sounds to me like you were just ‘expanding your carbon footprint’ 😉 ENJOY the sun!!!! Send it our way — PLEASE!

Karen
Karen
11 years ago

Oh MY – Wishing you BRIGHT BRIGHT sunshine for the rest of your stay & GREAT golfing and conenction with the mgr.