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.