Scooter racing

Scooter racing
After parking for the night, we'll still have time for a little racing

Thursday, 8 January 2015

December - Part 2.... Where did it go?

In mid-December, our sister Carm joined us here in Texas and we hit the ground running.  First stop was the Don-Wes Flea Market, one of the biggest in Texas.  The next day, we were off to see the Hidalgo Festival of Lights.  For $12 we got a roast beef dinner, a Christmas concert and a trolley ride around town to see over 3 million lights.  It was so spectacular that we went around a second time by trolley and then we went around by car!  Wow!

When we weren’t at potlucks, card games or Christmas shopping, we were busy sightseeing.  We enjoyed a “secret santa” gift exchange party, went Christmas carolling on a hay ride through both RV parks, followed of course by snackers.  Everything is always followed by snackers, it seems.   We even found time to decorate a gingerbread house.

Sand casle
forget snow drifts - we have sand drifts
One of our favorite side trips, of course, was South Padre Island (which, btw, was the last warm and sunny day we had…. More on this later).  We booked a harbor cruise to see the bottle nose dolphins and were treated to views of dozens of them.  That’s one thing off my bucket list.

Then it was Christmas eve and we spent over 3 hours opening gifts.  Christmas day was another spectacular dinner sponsored by the park.

Between snackers, potlucks and special event parties, we’re gaining weight at an alarming rate!

Carm left for home on Boxing Day or, as they call it around here, the “day after Christmas”.  She took the sunshine with her because we haven’t seen it since she left.  Carm – we want it back!

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