Anne Arundel Firefighter Reunion, Orlando FL

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What a wonderful time we both had....we drove from Mission to San Antonio on Wednesday the 4th, spent the night in a hotel close to the airport, shuttled over the next morning and had an uneventful trip (even had lunch served - thank you, Continental Airlines).

Since there was a time zone change, we arrived about after the "Welcome" but in time for the open bar in the hospitality suite. Stu was overwhelmed with old friends (co-workers) and I was lucky to see three folks that I had met previously (when we spent time in Maryland last fall). Lots of good folks to be introduced to with my glass of Berringer's White Zinfandel in hand (thank you to whoever ordered that for the stock....LOL!). Before the weekend was over, I had made several new friends.

Since there was an "official" photographer, I took no photos....just enjoyed myself. When we get the CD, I'll post a few as well as the group pics. Sorry.....not really, LOL!

Friday was a free day and we took it to head to Tampa area to visit with Stu's mom. We had dinner Friday night, followed by more hospitality suite chatter. Breakfast for the group on Saturday with a final meeting. Most folks came early or stayed late, making the trip more of a vacation. We had Saturday afternoon free and went to visit the local Disney town of Celebration, FL along with friends Danny & Eileen.

What a neat little town, we had a great time wandering, people watching, savoring ice cream at Kilwin's, laughing at the little ones playing in the fountains and walking some back streets. My battery died so I didn't get all the photos I wanted but here are a few for flavor. The rest are at SmugMug.

We got back around 5:30 and rested a bit before deciding to try out the steakhouse next door, Kool's Oak Fire Grill. What a great decision....we both ordered filet mignon and weren't disappointed. The service was superb (and we had a trainee) and we'd definitely go back again.

Sunday we got up early and headed to the airport for the trip back to San Antonio. We had about an hour's delay in Houston and arrived at our hotel in San Antonio just in time for a light supper. We both had pizza & beer on our Pizza Hut it was. Monday we took a leisurely drive back to Mission, stopping in a small town for a great Mexican lunch in a little local restaurant.

All in all, a WONDERFUL mini-vacation that we plan to repeat as often as possible. Next time we'll plan a longer week as well and take our time while in FL...or maybe we'll be there with the RV and can do more on the bike. LOL!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu


  1. How nice for Stu to reunite with friends, ... glad you two had a good time.

  2. Sounds like you had a good time.

    Pam & I were in Orlando a couple of weeks ago. We've seen the signs but never have been to Celebration. Seems like an interesting place to go see.

    Randy and Pam

  3. Sounds like you had fun!!! That's what life is all about. Enjoy!!



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