Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Time Sharing and HAMming it up in Orlando

For several years, we have been traveling to Orlando, FL each year in February for the Annual Orlando Amateur Radio Show, held at the Fairgrounds on Hwy 50. Among the thousands of HAM fests held each year, the Orlando show is in the top ten--in my book, anyway. And since we have several time shares for family use, we have been exchanging and reserving a two-week stay in the Orlando area during this time. The Orlando HAM fest is a 3-day affair, beginning on Friday afternoon and ending on Sunday afternoon. In 2006, the show is scheduled for February 10, 11, and 12.

There is so much to see and do in Orlando that these annual visits never become a bore. And the time share resorts have an abundance of on-site activities, too. Some days we just relax in the pool and hot tub. Other days we might take in an attraction or two. And, of course, Orlando is a great place to escape the Georgia mountain winters for awhile.

In previous years, we have stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Orange Lake Country Club, Sheraton Vistana Village, and the Villas at Summer Bay. They have all been exceptionally pleasant experiences. For our two weeks in February 2006, we have just made our reservations at the Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimmee. This resort is located very near Disney and the Arabian Knights; and we are looking forward to another great time in Orlando.

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