Category Archives: Events

We rode in the Wounded Vet run this past weekend

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 firswounded vet motorcycle runt 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.

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Hall & Oates in Orlando!

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.

hall and oaes concert orlando

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!


Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

russel athletic bowlRussell 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!

orlando citrus bowl




The Old Spice Classic was held near Orlando

old spice classicOld 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

We went to the KISS concert at the Amway Center

Kiss Concert Orlando
KISS concert at the Amway Center

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.