The resort we would be living in for a couple of months was only 35 miles from our last stop. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the staff and our neighbor Val, stopped by to say “Hi”.
What we didn’t know, was that resorts like this pull out all the stops when it comes to entertaining their guests, mostly from Canada and Northern US. We were given a list of activities that ran the gamut. We had an on-site chef who catered dinner every Saturday night which always had a theme, as well as a bake shop for baked bread, muffins and cookies every Monday. He also did lunch once a week.
This is one of the dinners, we had to bring our own cutlery and drinks.
And always dancing and a DJ after dinner. This is Chris trying to keep up with the line-dancers on the first night. There were line dancing classes every week which Chris joined, something she’d always wanted to do.
We went to the Florida State Fair in Tampa
Every Monday evening, we had Jam Night, where musicians and singers would congregate
Every day started with yoga or aerobics, followed by pickle-ball, water aerobics, and golf.
Each activity had it’s own teacher, and they even had 2 resident golf pros
There were organized bike and kayaking trips, There was a choir, a hairdresser and the local produce farmers would arrive once a week with fresh produce
Every day at 4pm was cocktail time, with people gathered and socializing at various sites before dinner
Unfortunately Steve was working every day so couldn’t participate in many activities, but Chris made up for it participating in everything Torrey Oaks had to offer.
Chris has become addicted to pickle-ball
Took a trip down to Punta Gorda to visit Steve’s long lost and birthday sharing buddy Dave Goss
We were having such fun and enjoying the company of our new friends that we extended our stay for an additional two weeks.
It was sheer luck that we selected Torrey Oaks, and we picked well. A really super experience, we’ll be back sometime.
So we had a RV success to a previous RV failure we mentioned in our Cedar Key post. Now being in the RV park capital of the world (Florida) we were able to get a RV Technician Stewart’s Mobile Village Inc to come to our RV and repair our washing machine Woo Hoo! We get to save on quarters. I had to fight with the company that makes the washer to get them to pay for the repair for a machine that was broken before we could even use it (thanks to Lad from Splendide)