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Heading down to Naples FL in January to Help my Aunt

Discussion in 'US - Florida Timesharing' started by Sugarcubesea, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. rapmarks

    rapmarks TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Lots of places like that in Florida, it is a matter of scale. You can go to the villages and live with 135,000 seniors.
     
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    We were really impressed with the place when we visited Aunt Gloria. It was built over a number of years so there is a wide variety of styles of homes and price points, from townhomes, to twins, and single family homes. The golf course is really nice, but the recreation center blew us away! So many activities, including an indoor pool and all kinds of rooms for special activities. What's nice is that there are enough people there to be able to sustain these activities - even the model railroading room and the country line dancing. I know she loved the bus trips that were always heading out to see the world. The last thing you want to feel is that you are cut off from the rest of the world as if you were in some kind of nursing home.
     
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    When we looked there, there were two golf courses, and you could only have privileges at the one your home was located near. Anyhow, we headed the next day to sw Florida and never looked anywhere else
     
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    Yes, TS 'friends' are acquaintances ... many never to be seen again. But that does not mean 'no fun adventures', trying new food or learning what is nearby, etc. Couples have friends & family back home ... being a couple alone is not much different that being a single alone... friends are NOT calling them on their 'vacation getaway'. And being in a strange place everyone is networking to FIND a place to eat, drink or things to do.

    And no, I do not bring a book to read down at the pool. I usually have a drink at the pool bar but keep no alcohol back at my room (a bottle of run or a 6 pack of beer is TOO much for me travelling alone for a week). I get takeout many times (or do take leftovers back to the unit when eating out). My Ft Lauderdale timeshare has a local (Philly) bar ... where my usual bartender (Mitch) is sort of a distant 'neighbor'... my brother knows his family (via a bar own by his mother and an aunt in rural Nebraska where he grew up) when my brother lived in that town for 10+ years. I don't rent a car in South Florida .. the bus transportation is GREAT along there. I go 'visit' my the other resorts ... seeing what is new. I might grab a beer; eat a hot dog or stop along the way, to enjoy an ocean view. Nieces & nephews get a Ft Lauderdale trip with me when in their early teen years.

    PS I usually plan trips with my 4 other siblings every couple of years. Phoenix area lately because my brother has the fewest vacation days and the money to travel (I use Shell Vacations points in Southwest USA). Usually, trying to do MLB Spring Training games. They decided MLB Spring Training games are a better get togethers ... than the multiple funerals we all would be at for many years.
     
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    Hope to meet you some day Linda
     
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