Jim and Dree Stoodley hosted the April rally at T.Y. Park Campgrounds in Hollywood, FL. We arrived at the campground on Sunday and had our usual AA and then went out to dinner. Don and Linda and Donna joined us for dinner.
Monday the Stoodleys drove us to Everglades National Park. We went on a tram ride through Shark Valley and saw quite a large amount of alligators of all different sizes. We also saw other wildlife such as turtles and various species of birds. Our tram ride guide was very informative and kept us entertained with some cute stories and jokes. After the tram ride, we enjoyed a picnic lunch provided by our hosts. We then went back to our hosts' house for happy hour and watched a video made by Jim of the December and January rallies. A former Seaside Winnie member, Donna, joined us for the day.
Tuesday after our business meeting, we went to Hollywood Beach and had a light lunch. Donna joined us for lunch. After lunch we walked along the boardwalk. We returned to the campground and again had our usual AA and went out to dinner and/or ice cream.
Wednesday some of us visited Donna at her home and she prepared a nice lunch for us. We went to Ft. Lauderdale and walked along the riverfront, strolled through Las Olas, and then had supper.
Thursday our hosts treated us out to breakfast and we said our goodbyes.
By Clare Fox