One of the things about cruising is that people come and go. We are always saying hello's and goodbye's. Christmas is especially hard when you don't have family and friends close by. Our friends are fairly global now and every year we have been fortunate enough to spend it in good company.
|Out for a stroll in the Villages on Christmas|
|Look at that smile, Sim and his Camero...all the better for being a free up grade|
It was 150 mile drive from Vero Beach to 'The Villages', Enterprise is the only car hire company we use as they pick you up and drop you off and their rates can be very reasonable. Because we have hired a few cars over the last year with them, Sim asked if we could get a free up grade for our two day jaunt. You should have seen his face when they offered him a Camero convertible! He was one happy bunny. So we drove to The Villages in style, with Sim trying his hardest not floor it on the way there. Needless to say we made good time!
|The very colourful and unique home in which Mark and Liesbet were housesitting|
Mark and Liesbet greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the very vibrant and colourful home they were sitting and introduced us to the two huge slobbery but friendly dogs.
|Fun times with our friends|
|Mark cooked an amazing roast pork|
|Out and about in the golf carts -how cool do we look?|
|Mark and Sim in their wheels...|
|Me and my bestie.|
The Christmas decorations in one of the villages
|Some of the wheels about town!|
|Some of the local residents|
|Says it all!|
|Girls out on the town!|
|The Villages is full of lots of "faux" - for example there are no gators and the boats are for display only.|
|Amazing chandeliers in the house our friends were sitting.|