I just returned from our first series of AARP Orlando@50+ outings. The first was a short visit to Universal Studios/Citywalk. Although billed as a “Meet and Greet”, all I had time to “greet” after navigating the transportation issues was a $5.50 Budweiser.
For the most part, the size of the venue made it unrecognizable, even if my memory banks were firing on all cylinders. Nevertheless, we enjoyed returning to the scene of past visits with our children. To prove it, here are yours truly and Mrs. P – and I’m smiling. (With a gorgeous spouse on one arm and a cold beer in the other, how can you not smile?)
The highlight of our day was a dinner hosted by the talented and energetic AARP social media crew. (photo below) This was my first opportunity to meet my fellow AARP guest bloggers, Cowtown Pattie and Frank Paynter.
It only took a few minutes of conversation for me to realize – once again – how much I can learn from others. The young folks are way ahead of me on the social media curve. I might never catch up. But that’s OK as long as I keep trying.
Frank and Cowtown Pattie (yes I know her real name, but you can’t) are clearly excellent sources of information and wisdom on planning and living a retired life. Life in general, actually. They can write about it and talk about it.
I can only take credit for knowing what I don’t know. I’m here in Orlando to fill some of the gaps and try to pass some it along to readers here.
Before I sign off for the day, I have to share one more photo.
This was Frank’s dinner: Spam encrusted Mahi Mahi.
Yes, you read that correctly: Spam.
It was not a hit with Frank. I admitted that in my youth, my mother served use fried Spam, and that I liked it.
No one in that younger generation was impressed with my culinary discretion.