Thursday, May 19, 2016

Retired 10 Years Today

Well the days are staying sunny and humid and the nights continue to feature thunder showers and lots of lightening! It's just after 10 PM now and the worst of the storm is over.

Rested most of the day today, but took a short trip about 1/2 mile down the road to the Florida Key Lime Pie Company.

As long as we have been coming over here, this is the first that I've heard of it.  Just happened to google "things to do" and found it.

 The people who run the store are about the friendliest I've ever met.  As soon as you walk in they offer you free samples of the key lime pie, and key lime pretzels.  And they tell you that you can sample whatever you want, the jellies,  the cheesecake.........and even the wine!  They have really different stuff - Rum Cake and mixes for different kinds of drink, including Sangria, seafood dips, barbecue sauce and pepper jelly!  We left with a small Key Lime Pie in a Cup for me, and a Munchie for Rich.  A munchie is 4 pieces of cheesecake smashed into a mason jar!  He chose the Tropical Irish Chocolate, Guava Cheesecake.

Tonight we used our free $50 gift certificate at Brano's Italian Grill.  Again, only about a mile from the hotel, right on A1A in Cocoa Beach.  Great atmosphere, great service and excellent food.   I ordered the house salad and Shrimp Scampi, and Rich the salad and the Blackened Talapia with Shrimp and Scallops, served with steamed veggies and garlic mashed.

We waited until today to go to Brano's, as we wanted to go someplace special to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  Rich said it best.....

"Donna Donald and I are celebrating our ten year anniversary today! Ten years of FREEDOM. We BOTH retired on May 19, 2006. Promised Donna, back in the early 80's she could retire at 55 and she did!! Not once have we missed going to work every day. For six years we were full time RV'ers and were introduced to the game of pickleball and met so many great people, who today remain some of our very best friends. Both loving to fish - we bought a home and settled on Lake June, in Lake Placid, Fl in 2013 returning to Black Lake in upstate NY for the past 2 years.  Our NY trips have been blessed with visits from our Son and family and more great friendships.

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