Friday, December 25, 2015

December 13, 2015 - Kissimmee and Celebration, FL

We were late risers today!!! Up at 9:30 am, but we really needed a good rest.  Sometimes that is what we all need to do to renourish our minds and bodies. 

A beautiful morning with not much clouds.  Perfect for sightseeing we had planned for today.

Erwin prepared ham sandwiches for our lunch while Edith was busy making travel notes for previous day’s trips.

First stop was to visit Old Town area.  There is an amusement area called Fun Spot America that is right next to Old Town.  To go on rides it is $44.95 for people who are 54” or taller and $34.95 for people under 54”.  Some rides were closed. We walked around and watched some people taking a ride.

Bigfoot Truck #7
We then walked up and down Old Town street, but there was not much activity going on.

Not too far from Old Town is a RV resort park called Tropical Palms. We stopped by the office to get information on camping fees, etc. We asked if we could drive around to check it out and we were welcome to do so.  It is a very nice campground and we might want to stay there for few days next time we visit Orlando.

We stopped at Camping World to see if they have the rubber retainer for the hooks for the Jeep. They did not have any in stock and the lady suggested that we go to Advanced Auto store, which we did.  They did not have any on hand.  

On way to Kissimmee we stopped at some places to look around and to get pictures.

We decided to go visit Kissimmee area for the afternoon, parked in downtown area, took a walk for few blocks.  Of course, most stores were closed on Sundays.  There are some interesting sculptures around the town.  There was a guy painting holiday scenes on the windows of many stores.  

We then went to Lakefront Park to check out few things.  One of them is a roadside attraction that is called Monument of States, a towering monument assembled after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor using rocks from every state (48 of them).  Dr. Charles Bressler-Pettis wanted a symbol of American unity during the World War II.  Even the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, sent a rock from his Hyde Park estate.

While we were walking around checking every state on the monument Erwin saw a bird perched on a pole, told Edith to check it out with the zoom lens, which she did. It was an immature bald eagle.  Poor eagle, because the crows were pecking and bothering it.  The eagle did not budge a bit.

There is a pond across the street from the monument and there are ducks and birds around.  As soon as we got there we were surrounded by Muscovy ducks.  We did not have any food for them!

We were starting to feel tired and decided to go back to the resort.  On way Edith stopped to get some pictures of some interesting places.

Edith wanted to see if she can get a picture of the sunset from Mystic Dunes golf club area and she found one that should work.  However, the sunset did not turn out to be awesome.

Rest rest and rest for the rest of the day after supper.  


  1. Loved your Dec 13th blog. Hope you will convert your blog entries into a book soneday.

  2. Thank you for your comments.. Will see how things go down the road :-)