Papas World – Big Bend power & the Manatee's

Look closely in the water
there are hundreds
of Manatee’s

We took a trip to the West Coast Of Florida

To a power plant at Big Bend ( water power)

And in the cold weather –

it is a haven for hundreds of Manatee’s!

In the water
by the power plant

The water is also loaded with all types of fish!

The bay is calm –

the water warm from the power plant

There is a brand new
multi million dollar
state park viewing area
and it is all free!

The park is run by the state park service.

The walk way extends hundreds of feet out into the bay.

Sherry and Ella

There is also a tank where you can pet sting rays!

Looking down from
the observation platform

The bay is hundreds of feet across to the power plant

and full of Manatee’s!

You could watch them play

Jumping up and flipping over-

two or three together!

The walk way extended way out to the bay
The walk way cut through the mangroves!

I have no idea how anyone could walk through the mangroves!

You could hardly see through them!

Nature walk

There also was a nature walk of one mile

out through the mangroves and marsh land

to a very high ( 72 steps) observation tower!

The top of the observation tower
with Big Bend Power Plant
in the back ground
and the bay where
the Manatee’s were!

I felt the last twelve steps to the top! LOL

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High above the mangroves
and the water and marsh

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Papa’s World – Grateful – Living – New Memories

Thinking back to THAT day –

And now – the MEMORIES

I have gathered for the past almost six years –

I AM GRATEFUL !

GOOD MORNING WEDNESDAY

Everyday – I wake up – I look around – ” WHAT IF ” ?

When you go through something that changes your life –

Knowing that it could of gone the other way

You tend to view life a little bit different !

RESET YOURSELF

That is when I realized that I wanted to be different !

Given another chance at life –

I wanted to leave SOMETHING !

I wanted to recharge my inner self!

I WANTED TO WRITE !

I CHANGED

Writing had to mean something !

So – I formed SOMETHING !

I put in place THREE RULES !

RULE NUMBER ONE : Make people smile !

SMILE – YOU ARE ON THE THRONE

RULE NUMBER TWO : MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD !

DO GOOD !!

RULE NUMBER THREE : NO POLITICS !!!!

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Oh – I could write multitudes each and every day –

BUT I CHOOSE NOT TO !

Those are my criteria – my three rules –

And along with that –

To write about my life – each day as it unfolds !

Family

To write about FAMILY – to leave a bit of history for future generations !

To record events –

A BOOK to look back on years from now !

FRIENDS

To share our adventures that we do with FRIENDS –

We have traveled the World –

New York State & Pa.

Va. and N.C. – Florida –

SPAIN – MORROCO – GILBRALTER – CANADA – NEW ENGLAND – OAHU !

And now in six weeks –

a tour of Northern Cailf. !

Wine Country – Reno – Lake Tahoe –

Red Woods -San Francisco -Napa Valley

Yosemite – and more !

Being grateful – living – memories –

It happens when something major happens to your life.

THREE RULES – MEMORIES – NO PRE THOUGHTS – JUST WRITE !

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SMILE – IT’S ALL IN FUN !!!!!

FOR HEALTH

SHERRY – Certified Health Coach

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

her email

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Papas World – a small kid in a small town – growing up!

There is a small community
in North Western Pa.
Just a few short miles
from the New York State Border
Situated in what are called
THE ENCHANTED MOUNTAINS
of The Alleghany Mountain Chain

Rolling green hills now -once as large as the Rockies

millions and millions of yearsago

now considered as just “Foothills”

Back in the late 1800’s
or early 1900’s

The small community is well

a place where every one knew your name

you parents and exactly where you lived!

Coming into town on North Main Street
from the border of NYS
sits a junction known locally
as The Kendall Bridge
The Alleghany river runs beneath it
as does the Rail road tracks and trains
A span comes off it
and a road runs under it.
The Kendall Bridge
looking Northward
to the foothills of the mountains
and New York State

The age to drink was 21 in Pa.

But 18 in NYS!

Traveled this road many times

to legally have a beer! LOL

And believe me – the adults knew!

Main Street
Eldred Pa.
and one of the reasons
we moved South
SNOW !!!!!

The post office to the left – the old red fire hall

to the right as I grew up.

And the building up farther in brick

The doctors office & the dental office

and also the Masonic Lodge!

I spent a lot of time there

Dental and Doctor!

Today the leading business
of incoming funds
The Historic World War ll Museum

A full size tank bursting through the wall

a Museum that also encompasses the next large building

Tour buses stop every day!

It is a quality sight to behold!

This little town had many WWll heros

Purple hearts -medal of honors

And I knew everyone of them!

King Street
my stomping ground
when we slept outside
after curfew at 10 PM.
Running and hiding
raiding gardens
Just growing up!
The park where I played baseball
tackle football
and flag football
Softball
And everyday rode my bike to!
The park below the tracks
where in my 20’s
we all chipped in and helped to get it started
and mowed and tuned into a softball field!
Playing our home games here
and holding many tournaments
The Catholic church I attended
as a small child
confirmed in
Another small church
on King street

My older sister Donna on the right and my cousin Patty

Donna helped raise me

as she was 15 years older

and lived right down the street

and later on next door!

My best friend
Bobby Goodman’s house
spent many a night there
on the porch sleeping out
and he at mine
we did not want to sleep inside!

My sister Donna -caught us one night

we had gotten into my parents whiskey!

And she came outside and there we sat on the curb in front

of her house and mine.

After so many questions

I had her almost convinced we were not drinking

Bobby not saying a word!

A car came down the street and we were in its headlights

And that is when Bobby got sick

and threw up in front of her!

Later she laughed and laughed

and always reminded me we did not fool her!

My brother in law Bill – was the police chief

and always took care of me and my friends

as long as we did not get into trouble or do anything bad.

Back after the war
Eldred had a top notch
soft ball team
made up of many who came back
from the war.
My best friend Bobby’s father
is at the bottom right
I knew almost all these men
later in life!
They almost were all my fathers friends!
Most of us joined The Explorer’s
when we were 16
and took many a trip
to Pro games
here we took a three day canoe trip down the river
which when I was in my mid 30’s
I – along with our pastor
took a youth group down the same river
Bobby – far left and then me
Oak hill cemetery
Where in winter
we would ride our sleds
down the hill
between and around
the tombstones!
The high school
where I graduated in 1967
Known then as it is today
OTTO – ELDRED H.S.
Home of the TERROR’S
Our team on the varsity
Bobby is number 83
and I sit to his left
number 65
Those were the best of years.

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A small town growing up
ELDRED PA.

Papas World -in the world of business – Fruits & Veggies!

Are you searching for a opportunity?
A way to work from home part time?

We were -13 plus years ago –

what was at first a way to pay for our purchase-

To doing The Business part time –

To retiring and have a supplemental income

To be able to travel – (read my blogs over 200)

And once retired to remain in our home

near our grand kids!

It is a very simple product – fruits – vegetables – berries –

put into capsules for you to take two of each everyday with water!

And research proven that it immediately goes into the bloodstream

repairs cellular damage – and boosts the immune system

along with other proven research facts!

Over 30 published researches from major institutions

around the WORLD!

And if you have a hard time swallowing
THERE ARE GUMMIES!
GREAT FOR CHILDREN!
And – as a bonus – children – ages 4 to 19
are FREE!
When a adult purchases the product
one child per adult purchase
gets it free for up to FOUR YEARS
as long as the adult continues!
And COLLEGE STUDENTS

The GUMMIES come in FRUITS – VEGETABLES and BERRIES!

We use them for snacks rather than candy !

Need a PROTEIN drink
a drink for breakfast – lunch or work out!
A way to cut fats – calories from large meals!
Then our two powered drinks
DUTCH CHOCOLATE
FRENCH VANILLA
I just add crushed ICE
a cup of Soy or Almond Milk
Water and whatever FRUIT
I want -in a blender
and it fills me up!
THE DRINKS ARE PROTEIN
GLUTEN-FREE NON-GMO
LOW GLYCEMIC
FIBER & VEGAN

We also have bars – to use as a snack or in place of a meal with the drink!

The bars are Protein – Fiber – Non-Soy –

Vegetarian – Gluten free –

Non Dairy & Low Glycemic!

The Published research says it all
NSA approved for pro athletes

So – how is the business and what to expect?

It all depends on yourself!

You can do it part time as we did for years

or – full time – it is your choice

but know either way – you have a support group!

You can follow this
or do this!
Or SHARE a concept of health and nutrition
much as you would a movie – a book
or a favorite vacation spot!

We started the business part time

to pay for our purchase each month

and then to get all our grand kids started

each of the six have taken Juice Plus either all their lives

or the majority of their lives!

We eased in and then saw the benefits

then we simply shared- first with our family

then our friends with the help of our sponsors!

The steps to success
and success is at every step!
Those whom you sponsor
because of their own effort
can pass you on the steps!
It is completely up to you
or them how to progress
You still get a commission
on their efforts either way!

The Juice Plus Business plan is fair-

It allows you to go at your own pace

and you never lose what you gained!

Once you have achieved that step

You do not go back down

and those that you sponsor as a partner

can progress above your step!

The cost of HEALTH & NUTRITION
less than a coffee at Starbucks!

The cost is less than that treat that you might buy

It really is affordable

To find out HOW?

Contact the following

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Ask your questions!

Sherry Fitzsimmons will be happy to work with you!

And – if you are from another COUNTRY

The JUICE PLUS is sold in over 20 COUNTRY’S WORLDWIDE!

Just ask and see if we can get you started

FOR $50.00 A YEAR! which will also get you your own website

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We are here to help you!

Join us every six months on the East Coast and the WestCoast

at the national Conference

They also have them in Europe and down under!

Be a part of the new HEALTHY GENERATION

and join our TEAM GENERATIONS as a PARTNER!

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The JUICE PLUS FAMILY

TEAM GENERATIONS!

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Papas World – looking for a place to eat – British Pub!

We were on our way back to our rental from Disney Springs!

Sherry said it is getting late – why not just stop for dinner?

After a full day of exploring – sounded good to me!

Sherry started using her App to find a place

and up ahead were a number of places in a Plaza!

I pulled in and we started riding around checking them out!

Pizza – fried chicken – Thai – Chinese – a American style

a burger place – nothing was appealing right then!

So I parked the car and set out on foot-

going to the far end in the other direction

and then I found it!

A unique little place all decked up

as a BRITISH PUB !

Here in the middle of Florida –

The whole nine yards!

And a sign saying they had been named the best

FISH & CHIPS in the Country

by a travel Magazine!

There were hundreds
of plates and decorations
on the walls
with all colors of lights
and British Decor!

We went in and right away greeted

by the lone waitress – bar tender-friendly person!

Within seconds we had a table

and I asked what she recommended!

FISH AND CHIPS SMALL PORTION

which was a dollar off lunch special

at 5:30 PM. !

Who was I to remind her it was dinner time!

Less than ten minutes

we had our drinks and our meal

and being the small portion

neither of us could finish it!

And it was really good!

We found our happy place on Highway 27 –

heading to Highway 17 and Winter Haven!

So – don’t give up and just take the normal

get out and explore ALL THE OPTIONS!

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I do not know where we were at –

and you can not see it from the highway

but it truly was a hidden gem

and we had a great meal in a distinct location

A BRITISH PUB – FISH AND CHIPS

in the middle of Florida

somewhere on 27 and before 17!

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Papas World -meet up with old friends- birds & gator's

We have been friends since the early 70’s

having graduated a few years apart.

So – we planned this meet up well in advance

And we made the trip to Winter Garden

to a campground where they stay for a month

each Winter – before they relocate to another one!

Sherry and Paul
it wasn’t until we were half way
back to Winter Haven
that I realized I had not taken
a picture of Janet
or the four of us!
OLD AGE HAS IT’S DRAW BACKS!

We spent hours talking at their fifth wheel camper

34 feet long and really nice

with a large awning and a comfortable seating

beneath the large old Oak trees!

They then took us on a tour of Winter Garden

a new upscale section of stores – shops

and places to eat!

It was here that I saw the beauty

Lake Apopka – a very large lake perserve

for hundreds of birds – and a nursery for baby gators!

Small gators
do not know
where the mother gator was!
Big birds
small birds
ducks and turtles abound

The birds were loud – almost to the point it was hard to listen

to each other talk

but I loved it!

The beauty of the foliage
and this was full of birds
and ducks!
Looking for gators
and we found three!
It is in these reeds
where the gators reside
small ones that we could see
A view of the water front
and a trail that follows the shore!

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Papa's World -my memory lane – my soul – my life.

I am nearing the last part of my life

and I find it reasonable to just say no

to injustice – to unreal expectations

and yes

to to my integrity

my convictions

and my thoughts.

And I choose not become involved in a senseless argument

I select people who are like minded

I listen – I think –

and I make my intentions known

only when asked to do so.

I AM ME !

I am the one to the left

I am the one who thinks ahead

I am the one who organizes

I am the one who cares

I AM ME!

I am enjoying what time I have left

I am a planner

I look forward

and share my memories

I am much like a tree

I AM ME!

I see funny things

I smile with my thoughts

I shed private tears

I try to be good

I try to share

I TRY TO BE ME!

I AM ME !

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