When we arrived at Winter Quarters,we enjoyed the warm welcome from the staff.The resort is situated lakeside, with a heated pool, shuffleboard courts and a clubhouse.
It didn’t take long to acclimate. Our first task was to change out of our northern attire. I chuckled when Tim emerged in his Hawaiian shirt, shorts and sandals.
We then set up the outdoor canopy, pulled out the chairs and barbecue grill, and hung some twinkle lights and colorful flower baskets to make us feel at home.
Later, we walked around the park to introduce ourselves to neighbors. We encountered a community of friendly folks who were eager to share information about the area.
One evening we joined the pot luck at the Club House and made more new friends over dinner, including a few from our home state. The event included live entertainment and we enjoyed meeting families, some with kids—they had plenty to share about Pasco County, and things to see and do here.
Tim met a fellow golfer who wanted to introduce him to the nearby golf course— Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club. I met some ladies who were planning a trip to nearby Dade City for lunch and shopping.
Settled in, we phoned the kids and shared stories of our new acquaintances and discoveries. I emailed photos of our adventures to them to give them some ideas for their spring visit. I found that once I started talking about our experiences, from the great company to the gorgeous weather to the stunning pink and tangerine sunsets, I could hardly stop.