Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Florida Pictures

  I thought you might enjoy seeing some more pictures of the park we have been staying in during March.

We are leaving Florida bright and early Wednesday morning heading back to Indiana.  We will stay in Georgia Wednesday night and then hopefully arrive home late Thursday night.  Please pray for our safety as we travel.  
Next week I have to get my taxes ready for the accountant, but I sure hope I have a chance to sit down and do some crafting. 
  I plan to have a Kitchen Shower (brunch) for our daughter Lori, whose home was totally destroyed by fire in February.   I sure hope my creative juices start flowing when I get home as I would like to make the invitations.
Thanks so much for sticking with me during these 3 months of no crafting.  I promise to try and make it up to you.

 Beautiful palms trees line the entry way to greet us as we enter Crystal Lakes Park where we have lived during March.  Beautiful Red Geraniums and white Dusty Miller plants surround
each tree.
We love the gorgeous waterfall and beautiful flowers located near the trees.  The upkeep of the grounds are done by lots of volunteers and many of the plants are purchased from funds that the "Junkies" donate.  They earn this money from donated items that need repair or paint and then they sell them and give the money to the park for upkeep.

A miniature golf course with the club house in the background allows the guests to practice their swings.

Isn't this fountain gorgeous.  Every time we pass by, I tell Jon I need one for my garden.  Don't you think it would be a nice addition?
  I just love it.

This is the view out our front window across the street.  Usually there is an RV park there, but they moved out last night.  It is already rented and a new one there now.

There is a large room that is used for crafting, painting, stained glass, scrap booking and anything you want to do,  
There is also a woodworking shop for the guys,

As of now, we don't have a place here for next year, but will be staying in the same Condo we had in Fort Myers during January and February.  We really liked it there too, so we are blessed!!!

There is this wonderful restaurant here called Fords Garage (named after Edison Ford) that we just love.
Old cars and trucks make up the atmosphere for the restaurant.  It is really a cool place.

  This is the sink in the bathrooms.


Rita Crabb said...

what a beautiful setting. I will be praying for a safe journey home for you 2.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW what a beautiful place! You are really going to miss all those pretty flowers ... of course until all your pretty flowers start popping through the ground! And YES you NEED one of those beautiful blue fountains!! LOL
Safe travels back home ... I'm sure it's bittersweet! God Speed!

Susan said...

Looks fantastic. Nice to see some flowers. Wishing you a safe trip back.

ednamburgess said...

Looks great. Glad you could enjoy this winter where it's warmer than it was north of you. We had a hard winter in Michigan. Edna

Olga Moore said...

Oh, I envy you, Joan. Such a beautiful place We had snow today here in Ohio. Enjoy the bautiful flowers and scenery. I hope we get to see some color here too since white blankets are really boring to look at.

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a wonderful experience you have had for the last three months, the beauty of all the flowers and the warmth of the sun. You and Jon deserved this, have a safe journey back to the chills of IN. See you soon I hope.

Pssequimages said...

This is the greatest "winter" for you, and we are so delighted you have had so much fun. Have a safe trip home. We are going home tomorrow too (from a two week visit of family) in So CA. Happy Trails.

Curt in Indy said...

What a beautiful place Joan! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time, and I do hope this comment finds you safely at home from your trip. I was amazed by that great sink in the bathroom! Wow, talk about creative! Hope you are rested. BTW, I was so sorry to hear about the fire at Lori's house. I am so very sorry for her. I hope her life is getting back to as close to normal as possible. Hugs to her and you. Curt