11th Annual Anne Arundel County Retired Firefighter Reunion

Friday, February 4, 2011

Whew! What a whirlwind couple of days this has been. We arrived mid-afternoon on Wednesday and leave tomorrow afternoon. We've had hours of laughter, sharing stories, talking about medical issues, mourning those gone, missing those still with us but who couldn't make it and just generally having fun, eating too much food and drinking too much beer.

Golf was scheduled every day, there was a group trip to Mt. Dora for shopping, a side trip to the Orlando Fire Museum and many other personal forays to Sea World, Disney and other local attractions.

We opted to visit Downtown Disney (aka Disney Marketplace) and browse the shops. We found a great coffee mug (wish I had gotten two)...diner style. I also got a frog visor, which I love, and a nice t-shirt with an embroidered frog on the front at the Rainforest Cafe store...both on sale!

We stopped in the Harley shop but the only t-shirt Stu liked (it had a trike on it) was a bit too small for him. LOL!

Today we went back and visited the other half and took in a movie, The Mechanic. The movie was decent and we enjoyed walking around in such great weather. Glad we brought the bikes...although tomorrow is supposed to bring rain. Oh well...

Here are a few photos from Disney...more at our SmugMug album. I haven't taken any reunion photos because our good friend Sharon, always compiles a great CD for those interested of all the pics she has taken.

Tomorrow is the closing meeting followed by lunch, then some will head home and others will continue to play in Orlando before heading out. As always, it's been great!

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


  1. Donna...Any suggestions on a campground in or near Orlando? We are going to be down that way in a couple of weeks and could use suggestions. (Firefighters and paramedics are my heros!)

  2. You guys look as if you are having the time of your lives!

    We just have a few more days in Miami, then onto swimming with the dolphins and Sea World.

    We were going to head to the Keys but decided to postpone it since the weather for those days are threatening and we do not want to spend that kind of money to enjoy the thunder storms.

    Disney World is not until March.

    This lifestyle is fabulous...change of plans is always good...never forcing it has been our blessing time and again!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun. Old friends, food and beer-a perfect way to spend time!

  4. Didn't realize Stu was an Anne Arundel firefighter. I graduated from Anne Arundel HS in '70. Dad was stationed at Ft Meade.

  5. What great fun to get together with old friends and chew the fat. Stu, that trike t-shirt would be OK on a really hot day, not?


  6. What is it about firefighters and beer drinking? Seems the two just go together, eh? Glad you had a good time...Boy I sure do wish I was in Florida about now!!

  7. Oh man... Orlando, sunshine, Disney and Firefighters... WHY wasn't I invited??!! We love Disney Marketplace (I still call it that too). Love the Rainforest Cafe.

    You should have gotten the Harley shirt for Sadie, although if she could wear it now, she would probably outgrow it very quickly. She sure is growing!

    Glad you had a great time. Send some sunshine my way!

    Stay safe...

    Kerri in AL :-)


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