MY MOTTO>When in doubt,,,try KINDNESS;-)
For the past 6 years I have split my time between Florida & my house in Costa Rica. I LOVE the country and love LA PURA VIDA. I am sooo happy to be out of the redneck laden lowbrow area called Lake County and even happier to have made great friends in Costa Rica & in The Keys. BTW I have also not had a " drop" for over 6 years,,,very proud of that.
But things have changed! These days I mostly live aboard my houseboat in Key West Florida though I am in Daytona and Mount Dora sometimes also. I am a solid citizen of THE CONCH REPUBLIC....complete with passport and as a member of the CONCH NAVY. LIFE IS GOOD! I am smitten with The Florida Keys.
Since the Olympics in London I have been to Australia, Thailand and Vietnam while attending VT meets of sorts in all 3 places. Most of us VTers are on Facebook now.
& we speak daily! We will be having our annual Florida VT meet at Disney in OCT.......LIFE...is GOOD!
New Years 2014 Dublin & London. Stayed at Clontarf Castle Dublin & The Savoy in London. Visited old actor friends in Hampstead Heath & had another look at The Olympic Park. The fireworks may be the best in the world. The confetti tasted like bananas and some of the explosions smelled like strawberries!
EPCOT FOOD & WINE FEST
Wonderful food..saw MANHATTAN TRANSFER this weekend and AIR SUPPLY last week, while eating at 10 different countries.
VT MEET 2014...Orlando...hosted by Ann t-s again! It was a wonderful time at Old Key West at Walt Disney World at "the mansion" Charlie and Ann have there. The group went to NASA Sat & on Sunday we spent a lovely day hotel hopping.(my fav thing BTW), Swan Hotel, Dolphin Hotel... Animal Kingdom Lodge was the highlight of the trip. Food and fellowship were wonderful.
Gen X Voice(Kiki,)
GillyBob from the UK
David GB who has since become a good friend.
SONG from Fla
An Irish gal whose name escapes me
Tomayne from Indiana
Ann and Charlie and their daughter
.....................Couldnt have been better!
LAST YEARS BLOG........
Back from the Olympics in London....despite temps in the 60s(Im talkin HIGHS) & a tad bit o rain....it was a fabulous time..from working to seeing various events, to athlete sightings, to (free) food & a (free) dorm at Kings College University of London! It was my 5TH Olympics & was better than Atlanta, Barcelona & Sydney rolled into one. Too many great stories to list here,,if U are on my friends list I sent daily updates from my international Iphone;-) I am all signed up for RIO in 2016
I had a OLYMPIC meetup with old friends from when Lindsey & I lived in the UK...thanks you Maurice, Amy, Royce, Sim, Pam, Rollie, Blanche, Fitz, Avrum, Rosco et al for bringing back all the memories...all the warmth & love...I wish I had 1/100th of that on this side of the pond...if I had any sense I would move back to "the auld sod"...maybe I WILL...if U can do something about the weather LOL
Thus far 2012-13 has conspired to bring back the confidence & verve of Mikey of old...
~THOUGHT FOR THE DAY~
Maybe God wants us to settle for a few distant cold hearted people so that when we meet a good person we will know to be grateful.
~Nothing but the TRUTH~
Love, warmth, compassion & beauty are BASIC NECESSITIES, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive
- Dali Lama
3 days/2 nights in San Juan Puerto Rico for my birthday!
a tad lame as usual...but good weather + connected w/old friends
dinner @ McK's Daytona, 3 nights @ beach house in Ormond/Daytona A+
104.1 chili cook off SANFORD...