Wounded Vet motorcycle run
Ellen and I participated in the Wounded Vet motorcycle run with several of our riding friends this weekend. The ride started at Seminole Harley and ended downtown Orlando at Ace Cafe.
This is the first time we rode in an event with so many bikes. Estimates were in the hundreds. It was for a good cause and we were happy to give a little back to those who gave so much.
For more information on this and other events, you can visit TheyFoughtWeRide.com
Hall & Oates in Orlando
Last night Ellen and I joined friends at the Dr. Phillips center for the performing arts to watch the concert put on by a duo from our past, Hall and Oates.
First off, if you have not seen a show at the performing arts center, you really should make plans to do so. The center offers a nearly flawless venue to enjoy your favorite group or show. I say nearly only because parking is a little difficult and/or pricy. We ended up using valet. $35.00. Ouch!
The Hall & Oates show exceeded our expectations. It is really nice to go to a show and hear music that you know and can sing along. “I can’t go for that”, “You make my dreams” and “You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling” were crowd pleasers! The entire band was energetic and you could tell they were enjoying putting on the show as much as the audience was enjoying it.
Great concerts like this one is another reason we think living near Orlando is awesome!
Feast on the 50
For the past several years, Ellen and I have attended the Florida Citrus Sports Feast on the 50 held at the Citrus Bowl. This is a really fun event showcasing many of the best college football programs from around the country.
There are plenty of events and activities for all and another advantage for living near Orlando!
Russell Athletic Bowl
We attended the Russell Athletic Bowl for the 2nd time in the last 3 years and both times were really fun! The bowl game is held every year at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. We obtained our tickets as part of our membership with Florida Citrus Sports. This year we decided to have our own mini-tailgating party. We ended up parking in lot 1, located on Central and really close to the Citrus Bowl. We did have a fan who drove down from Louisville park beside us but for the most part, the fan base in lot 1 were decked out in Miami Hurricane colors. The day was perfect with just the right temperature, good snacks, a few beers, a little corn hole and laughs with good friends.
The game did not go well for the Miami fans. Louisville dominated early and by time the 3rd quarter was ending, so too was the fun for many of the Hurricane fans as they started for the exits. Not being a real fan of either team, we joined them and headed home just before the start of the 4th quarter. Fortunately for us, the fireworks show was held at half time, so our leaving before the end of the game did not result in our missing the light show.
If you get a chance to attend an event at the Citrus Bowl, I would suggest you do. Throughout the year there are many events held there that should appeal to most anyone living in or near Orlando!
Old Spice Classic
Ellen and I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Old Spice Classic which was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. What an amazing event!
For $25 a piece, we sat a few rows up from the floor and got to see Butler, Purdue, and Oklahoma State play some exciting basketball!
The event is held yearly with some of the best teams from around the country invited to play.
I would encourage basketball fans to check out this great event next year. I’ll see you there
Kiss Concert Orlando
Ellen and I attended the KISS concert at the Amway Center last Friday night in Orlando!
Even though Ellen is not a KISS fan and only knew a few songs, she agreed to go with me to see these legends of rock perform in Orlando as part of the Arena Bowl weekend festivities.
We sat in aisle 222 row 1 and even though we were upper level, there were still great seats to enjoy the show and the music.
SMC Bowling Bash 2011
Date & Time Friday, August 19, 2011, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location/Venue Colonial Lanes
Address 400 N. Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Registration and detailed information
The 15th Annual Mayor’s Job Fair will be held on May 18, 2011 from Noon – 4:00pm at the Central Florida Fair Exposition Park 4603 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.
Visit the Central Florida Employment Council for more information.
The 115th Annual National PTA® Convention and Exhibition will be held in Orlando at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center on Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Parents, teachers, students, and leaders are expected to attend and make connections while taking advantion of the exhibits and resources.
2011 Annual Florida Bar Convention
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746