Meeting Old Friends

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

For 14 years we lived in the Russian Arctic, and it was not a surprise that there we were not getting many friends or relatives to visit us.

Now, that we are in Florida, one would think that now we should always have a full house, but it is not really the case.

But right now, we have a pleasant exception, and two sisters, one now living in New York and one in the Russian city of Kaliningrad, converged on Daytona Beach and are with us, even though not for long. We used to live in the same building. We lived on the 4th floor, and they lived above us. We share a lot of memories together. We have known each other for over 42 years...

And if we used to spend weekends working from home, now we are going places, taking part in a Wine Walk in New Smyrna Beach, drive to Savannah and spend 2 days there, going to the Magic of Lights in Daytona, and driving around rainy St. Augustine watching the Lights of Night.

The sisters make us move, get our behinds from the chair and go places. And enjoy food and wine…

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Dörte Engel
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Dear Jon,

Very nice to reconnect with friends from far-flung places, no? Where in the Arctic did you live?

Nov 28, 2018 08:57 PM #1
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It sounds like a fantastic visit - enjoy every moment!

Nov 29, 2018 03:33 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Jon. All work and no play is not the way to go. Congrats to the sisters who are making you have some fun. Enjoy your day!

Nov 29, 2018 04:57 AM #3
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I’m with you. I have invited my family to come down to Jupiter but they never do. Glad it worked for you.

Nov 29, 2018 05:29 AM #4
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Kat Palmiotti - thank you. We are having fun.

Nov 29, 2018 06:51 AM #5
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Wayne Martin - you are so right.... and I tend to forget it and end up with work, work, work...

Nov 29, 2018 06:51 AM #6
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Joe Pryor - usually it is the opposite. The minute you move to Florida, you are supposed to find out that you have more friends and relatives, than you thought :)

But things change

Nov 29, 2018 06:53 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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What nice pictures those are, Jon.  I am sure your old friends will look at those images in the future, and remember a wonderful time.

Nov 29, 2018 07:32 AM #8
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Jon,

What fun pictures, and how nice to have your sisters in town.  Looks like you are all having a great time. A 

Nov 29, 2018 11:07 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat - they seem to like the pictures. Besides mine, they took quite a few of their own

Nov 29, 2018 02:00 PM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - breaking the routine is always nice. We really have a lot of fun, laughter is in the air :)

Nov 29, 2018 02:02 PM #11
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Sometimes you see more of your own area when you have vistors to entertain.

Nov 30, 2018 03:14 AM #12
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Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com - funny you said that. We sometimes find a place we would like to visit and say that when someone comes to visit us, we would go there, so yes, you are very right.

Nov 30, 2018 06:23 AM #13
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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What a great story, Jon. 

I am sure, a lot to catch up and feel younger again. 

Dec 01, 2018 10:00 PM #14
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya - I like guests, so I am happy when we have them visiting us. We had both Zhanna and Natashavisiting us, but this is the first time they coordinated and we have both of them at the same,e time. Pretty cool. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the comment

Dec 02, 2018 02:15 PM #15
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL  Such beautiful pictures.  Cannot imagine the difference between artic Russia and Florida.  What made you choose Florida?

Dec 03, 2018 04:32 PM #16
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Faye Y. Taylor - exactly that, i.e. experience living in the Arctic :)

Dec 03, 2018 08:33 PM #17
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Always nice to reconnect with anyone who you've shared some nice times with over the years.  

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