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Old 10-26-2009, 04:33 PM   #31
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Awesome updates. And love the pics with Donald Duck.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:46 AM   #33
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Let the games begin!

We decided it would be fun to play some Bocce Ball over on the lawn in front of the Inn (which is where bocce ball is played, don'tcha know!). L&M went upstairs to get some beverages, while I went to E&F's window to get the balls. The CM at the window was Jennifer- we had met Jennifer the day before, and had had a long conversation with her about horseshoes. It seems VB was down a shoe or 2, making it impossible to play the game. I believe we instructed her to get on that asap, because P&M are shoe freaks. Well, i asked about the shoes again, and still they were down a shoe or 2. Couldn't she have gone at lunch? Didn't she understand the urgency of this situation???? (By the way, this was all tongue-in-cheek, she knew I was just busting chops and she had a great sense of humor and was playing along.) Umm, no, she didn't get a lunch today as they were understaffed and she had been at work since 7 am or so. Ahhh...excuses, excuses. Ok, we'll settle for the bocce balls then. Pods & I went over to play- and waved to Lonnie way up there on the balcony-





And Pods & I played some more. And some more. And some more. And then guess who had a suprise for us???? JENNIFER the rockstar CM!!!!!!!!



Now, how cool is that that yet AGAIN a CM went out of her way to find us to make sure we would have a great time? VB ROCKS!!! Well, horeshoes in hand, Bocce ball was canceled (I was kickin' Pods' butt, anyway, better to end his misery than prolong it) and when L&M came down (with a cooler and big red cups) we headed across the street to play horseshoes-




LOVE Mike's face in this one!!




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When the games were done, the guys walked back (they were out of beer, God forbid!) and Lonnie & I explored this area across the street.





















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Rush Hour in Vero Beach Florida

We thought we would be brave and cross the highway rather than go back through the tunnel.



Don't worry, we held hands and looked both ways, the traffic was INSANE!!!!!













VB has some different activities from HHI because, i think, they have all that land to play sports on (where the big soccer field is). They even have dodgeball, which is my kids absolute, hands-down FAVORITE thing EVER, so I am sure they would love it here. We will really have to come back with the kids.

Time to get cleaned up for dinner at Sonya's! On our way to dinner, I took a few pics-

The Green Cabin Room-



The lobby-



The GC from afar-



One of the MANY little sitting areas-



Next up- a FABULOUS meal at Sonya's with a little too much wine....

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again love it! I guess I didn't realize that you had a years worth of banked points to use up.

Love VB so far. I can see why people have that as their home resort.
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Great pix of the Horshoers !!

I see Lonnie has a tight grip on that cooler

Man you were brave crossing that Highway

In other words great update !!!
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again love it! I guess I didn't realize that you had a years worth of banked points to use up.

Love VB so far. I can see why people have that as their home resort.
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Great pix of the Horshoers !!

I see Lonnie has a tight grip on that cooler

Man you were brave crossing that Highway

In other words great update !!!
Yes, where WAS the crossing cop???? Lonnie and I were TERRIFIED!!!
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Hey Ellen! I'm here and I've just caught up on this latest trip report. What an awesome trip!! It's great to see that you were able to spend some quality adult time with Pods, Lonnie and Mike. You should have named this trip report "Snoozing and Boozing!"

Elizabeth and I used to own a timeshare in Sebastian, FL, which is about 10 miles North of Vero. We LOVED that area of "old-style" Florida. We spent a day at Vero Beach back in 2005 and loved it. I think the Disney resort had either just opened or was in construction. We both commented that we would love to go there sometime.

The food at Shutter's looked great! I'm all about that seared tuna. Those crab cake sliders at lunch on the first day looked great also.

Pods and I definitely have a lot in common: golf, beer, sports, vodka, and naps. nice! Just add hot dogs and classic rock and you've pretty much described me.

Looking forward to the rest of the trip report! Wonderful pictures as always. That sunrise is breathtaking.
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Looks like you were all having a great time! I've loved looking at all the pictures of Vero Beach - I've wondered what it was look. It looks wonderful!!
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Ellen:

More great updates and I can't see a single picture. Drat. It sounds like you had an awesome day!

My DS and I played tennis at VB and had a blast. If you think you sweat a lot riding bikes or running, try playing tennis. I had to stop and take a water break, say, every two minutes. It was exhausting. Made me definately feel my age.
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Hi Ellen,
I found your trippie over on Cammie's thread. Love it so far!! Can't wait to read more.
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