On Wednesday, December 20, we picked Brandon up at the McAllen airport and he surprised his grandparents who were not expecting him. We put a bright red bow on his shirt and they were really excited to see him.
We spent Christmas Eve at their place unwrapping Christmas presents and then Christmas morning Brandon, Terry, and I exchanged gifts along with Bailey and Neal. Neal doesn't want anything except treats for Christmas, while Bailey likes toys. We bought Mom and Dad a solar rock with their name on it. I have included a couple pictures. The first is taken with a flash, so it doesn't look lit up, but you can see what it looks like. The second one shows the way the rock illuminates after dark.
Yesterday we took Brandon out to South Padre Island and walked out on the beach. We took in some souvenier shops as well. Spent a lot of time looking and it was a beautiful day. There were several parasailers and kite-boarders. We had planned on staying there for a few days on our way down to the Valley earlier in the month, but the weather did not cooperate. We would have taken the motorhome over there this week as well, but once again, the weather hasn't been that great. It hasn't been really bad, except Saturday it rained the entire day. . . and really hard at times. Then we had some cold weather and now we have wind. So we get a wide variety of weather. Today we haven't had the datastorm up. We are having 30-40 mph winds and not sure how much the datastorm can take, so I am using my air card.
Tomorrow we are going to Pepe's on the River for supper. We haven't been there since last year and it is one place Brandon remembers from the first time we came here. It actually burned down, but has been rebuilt, so it should be fun.
I have added a hyperlink to the Datastormusers map. In it is on this page in the left margin at the end of the short narrative. It will show you where we currently are located.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.
Till next time. . .