Citrus Park: Summer vacation on the horizon

It is time to think about those “daze in the sun”, or what you want to do on your summer vacation. Citrus Park activities are not slowing down. Every holiday this summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, there promises to be entertainment, happy hours and great food. Christmas in July is an interesting concept that even includes a sort of cookie exchange.

Don’t forget cards, it is all at the rec hall, Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Bid Euchre and Slide Bottom Rummy. And games, what about Bingo and Dominoes? If you want exercise there is lap swimming, Fitness is Fun, Exercise class, Bocce, Line Dancing and even water exercise. Get involved, socialize and keep your mind sharp.

The Citrus Park Grille at the rec hall has dinner specials every evening the month of April. So if you are feeling a bit left behind and sort of lonesome for all those that have headed north, just get out and about. There is always something going on in Citrus Park.

We have been out and about playing our end of the season game – here and not here. It looks to us as though approximately 70% of the residents have closed up and headed for the somewhat frozen tundra. They call asking for weather updates and we have to tell them there is not a cloud in the sky and it is about 85. They in turn try to tell us how nice it is there, partly cloudy and 65. It is so nice they even have the windows open. I think I’ll stay awhile longer, thanks.

It is time to wind down and enjoy a bit of a slower pace. Personally, I enjoy shopping and dining after the mass exodus. We spend our summer in a small resort town in southern Wisconsin called Lake Geneva. The shopping there is typical resort style with lots of t-shirt and fudge shops. There is nothing like Coconut Point within an hours drive. And dining out is not much different than dining out during the winter season, long lines and long waits. So if you see me leaving the park, I guess you’ll know I’m off to shop till I drop or out to enjoy an evening at one of the local restaurants.

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