Two-stepping across Tennessee

As mentioned previously, the residents were leaving Florida to go back to their summer homes.  This includes us, as we packed up to go back to Connecticut on April 24, but with a slight detour to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, Tennessee. It was pure delight seeing the different sites and attending the many shows. Each show that we saw had music and dancing, plus a little comedy … [Read more...]

Blueberry pancakes make for a happy time

Nearly 80 residents and guests were at the Grand Horizons’ community center on April 22 for the last blueberry pancake breakfast of the season, hosted by David and Mary Heim. The breakfast included pancakes, French toast, three sausages, and orange juice, coffee and tea. Jim Sinner said grace, and everyone bowed their heads for a moment of silence. The breakfast crew included, from left, Pat Bond, … [Read more...]

Looking forward to another season

While the season is starting to dwindle down, Grand Horizons still has some activities going on. One such activity is the lunch connoisseurs which is held once a month. So many of us look forward to it. This is when some residents and/or guests get together the second Friday of the month and go to a specific restaurant that someone chooses. This month, we all gathered at the Fresh Country … [Read more...]

Dual birthdays to celebrate

Several women attended a luncheon April 4 at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse that was hosted by June Weinle. This was a nice gathering considering that many people have already left for their winter homes. We all sat at a long table. There were 16 of us, it was a lively group and we all had a great time. The menu was varied, and everyone had a tempting dish. There was much conversation … [Read more...]

A casual meal with friends

Things are quiet in our bit of paradise. Several neighbors have returned to their northern homes. Jim Nagle and his awesome kitchen crew hosted one last walk-in breakfast. What a nice, convenient event to get pancakes hot off the grill with no pressure to arrive at a certain hour! (Courtesy of Mabel Budzinski) … [Read more...]

All good things must come to an end

The time has come! Do you recall me saying that we have an “Egg in a Bag” (formerly Egg N’ Bag) once a month? Well, this was the last one of the season. I guess all good things must come to an end. Because of the fact that the season is starting to wind down, and many of our residents have already returned to their summer homes or have taken extended getaways, the attendance is starting to … [Read more...]

Another wonderful season at Sweetwater

Our Sun RV Resort Appreciation Day Picnic was March 7 and was enjoyed by all who attended. It was a beautiful day of games and prizes, food, drink and music. Afterward, many people went to Skydive City to watch our own Judy McGuire jump for her 60th birthday. She had been scheduled to jump several times in the days before, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. This day, despite low cloud … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons recognizes its volunteers

Our fourth annual Appreciation Luncheon was held March 25, at the community center. I wasn’t able to go because of a previous commitment, but I spoke to Joyce Bell, and she gave me the following information. She told me the people were greeted with posters saying “Thank you” hanging in the clubhouse and there were quite a few signs. It was a lovely afternoon and was quite festive. She … [Read more...]

Country Aire hosts musical picnic

Country Aire Manor residents enjoyed an annual picnic hosted by the park owners on March 25, but this one had a twist. Approximately 150 residents enjoyed a buffet meal served by two of the park owners: Elizabeth Nanian Mitchell and Debi Nanian Welch, plus Raechel Bosquez, park secretary. Much of the behind-the-scenes work in the kitchen was carried out by Michael Mitchell, maintenance manager; … [Read more...]

Wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day

We had close to 90 people in our community center March 16 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that was hosted by Margaret and Andy Castonguay. Tickets were sold entirely by Pat and Fred Mengel, and they did a fine job of announcing it at our coffee/donut hour every Wednesday. Before tables were called to receive their food, grace was said by Galen Parker, and he did a fine job of it, while … [Read more...]