Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Head 'em up, move 'em out. . .

Today we roll. Headed for Florida to see son , Brandon, and hopefully help him find a new home. He has been in Florida for 4 years. He has changed jobs and decided to stay right where he is at. Melbourne is a beautiful place and unlike a lot of Florida. They have had some hurricane winds in recent years, but nothing like other parts of the state. He is close enough to the ocean to always have a breeze, so few bugs and moderate temperatures. We are excited for him and anxious to help him find a place.

We also will be seeing our grandson, Ronan, who will be with his Mom and Dad, our daughter and son-in-law, Jocelyn and Tom. Tom's grandmother Mary lives about two hours from Brandon and we have all been invited for Christmas dinner, so we are going. Ronan is seven months old, so this will be a first. Also, it has been years since our children have been together with us for the holidays, since one lives in Florida and one in Virginia and we lived in Indiana. Fortunately, our lifestyle permits us the luxury of traveling to see our children. Otherwise, our visits would be much fewer. Jocelyn did manage to get Ronan to sit still for Santa, but he wasn't too happy about it. Hah.

We sure hate to leave the RGV. The doctors have decided not to do surgery on Dad. He has a few things that complicate what they wanted to do and since the aneurysm is not at the point where it must be repaired, they are not going to do anything except monitor it. So, we have decided to move on to the next adventure.

We did take Mom and Dad out to Hidalgo to see the city lights. The entire town gets involved in light displays and every park and many houses and city buildings are lit up. I thought we saw everything there was to see there. However, many of our RV.netter friends have taken the horse-drawn carriage tours and the tour guides give a history of the town along with the light viewing. I think next year we will take Mom and Dad there for the tour. The lights were beautiful and always enjoyable. They add more displays every year.

We will miss what is becoming the weekly gathering at the Horseman Grill and Saloon to see our favorites, 12-string Tim and Sharon. I'm sure our friends will manage to keep the gathering going and we will be back next year to enjoy the music once again.

So, we are on the road at 8 a.m. today. Hope the wind is at our backs today! Stay safe, friends and family, and I'll post again on down the road.

Till next time. . .


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