Sunday, November 30, 2008

Did We Wait Too Long...... go from this:
Photo of Keith and Pat's place in Cedar Rapids, IA, on December 30, 2008
Photo of Rockport 35 RV Park, Rockport, TX

Possibly. But the wait won't be much longer. We're planning to leave Cedar Rapids December 12 and arrive at Rockport 35 RV Park not later than December 20.

We want to spend Christmas with our 35 RV friends!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thankgiving, Friends!

Photo of two wild turkeys in Toro Regional Park, Monterey County, CA
During this season of Thanksgiving, it seems appropriate that we sit back and think for awhile about the things for which we are thankful. Here's the beginning of my list, in no particular order:

  • Parents and grandparents who taught me the really important things of life
  • The village which helped raise me
  • My country
  • My wife!!!
  • A few close friends
  • The fact that our home was not damaged by natural disasters this summer
  • Good health
  • A great part-time job
  • Wonderful neighbors, both in Cedar Rapids and Rockport, Texas
  • Two healthy (and cute!) additions to our family this year
  • A head and educational system which prepared me to contribute to society
  • A job which allowed me to see many parts of the world and meet interesting people in many countries
  • ...and many more

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm Thankful For........

In a few days, it will be Thanksgiving. This day was set aside by early settlers to our country to give thanks for that which they had, in spite of the very difficult months before.

I'm going to work on a list of things for which I am thankful this year and seriously invite you to do the same.

A short list or a long list, it doesn't matter. Just make your list and email it to me not later than 6PM Wednesday. I'll figure out a way to create an article for this page using your list. Please give me permission to use your name, if you don't mind. (No permission, no name listed.)

Send those emails to:

Young Resident at Rockport 35 RV Park

Allison sent me this picture of a young resident at the park. If we're lucky, we might all get to see him/her, especially if you happen to be parked next to the green space to the north or woods to the west.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lucille Returned Home!

I'm happy to report that Lucille Carlson returned home to Rockport 35 RV Park October 28.

This was a major and most welcome step in recovery from the fall in March which resulted in compound fractures of both legs.

We'll be able to give her our personal "Welcome Home, Lucille!" about December 20th.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Two Favorite Girls....

Last Sunday, we went to Minnesota to visit Miss Molly. She's not so little now!
Photo of Molly and Pat
Molly will be six months old in a few days. She has two teeth, can sit up (usually), and has discovered that she can jabber.

In about a month, we'll be headed for Rockport 35 RV Park to join old friends and meet new ones.

But we'll miss Miss Molly for three months.