Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, December 31, 2010

Saying goodbye to 2010

Our first week plus in Navarre Beach has been hectic, but fun. Christmas was a big success. It took a bit to adjust to our daughter Heather’s new “look”. We have not seen her since she became pregnant and with only six weeks or so to delivery, it was quite a change since we saw her in early May. Luckily Halley gets along with the two resident dogs-Bella and Zoe. We had a quiet Christmas at home with Ryan preparing the turkey in the deep fryer. It is amazing to me how quick it is done. It is moist and tasty. We missed having our daughter Katie here, but she was able to call from the Middle East and it was great to share the day with her, albeit remotely.

Loree, a fellow blogger is staying in our park and we had a chance to chat briefly and hope to have some more conversations before she heads west.

Our also full timer, long time friends Dan and Corrie arrived in our park a few days ago and we are enjoying catching up on what they have been doing. Dan is big on eccentric America icons, so true to form we visited a 15 foot Coca-Cola bottle. Then we played on perhaps the last remaining Goofy Golf miniature golf course on the Gulf Coast. It was a tough round and I had one or two really difficult shots but can proudly say-I WON!

Our RV park-Emerald Beach RV, is as close to a home park as we have. It is on the water with all the amenities and only five miles from our daughter’s home. We will be spending more time here this winter than we have at any one place since we started full timing.

A traditional part of our New Year’s celebration is two Dutch dishes-olie bollen (a kind of Dutch donut) and erwtensoep ( Dutch pea soup).

As we prepare for the close out of 2010, we want to wish all of you a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Happy New Year to our blogging Shipmates!

Hope to meet up with you on the road next year. Have to pick your brain and learn to take beautiful pictures like you do!

Judy and Emma said...

I think I could do the Dutch donuts, but the pea soup...not so much. :) Happy New Year to both of you! I've enjoyed your blog this year. :)


Happy new year to you both!..we wish you joy, happiness and good health..and safe travels, of course!!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Love that you bring the Dutch tradition to your new year! Looks like you guys are making friends everywhere you go!

Happy 2011 :)


E Squared and Mui said...

Happy New Year ... in health and happiness.

Rick and Paulette said...

Those Dutch donuts looked pretty darned good!

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Wayne and Roberta said...

Happy New Year to the two of you.

One of my Aunts used to make the Olie Bolen which we all loved. There were many other Dutch pastries of her's that we enjoyed.

Renee said...

Enjoy your blog. Love those olie bollen...we always made them on New Years as well. Deeeelicious!
"Gelukkig nieuwjaar" to both of you and your family!