I have been a real slug, not keeping up on the blog. Came home at the end of October to regroup and enjoy some time with family and friends. I’ll just share some photos below. At this point (Saturday, January 12) I am spending some time in Branson, Missouri on my way to Big Bend National Park for my 3 month camp host job.
The last time I printed out my blog from WordPress I found out that the photo captions do not print from this site – boo hoo! So this is my first attempt to document so I’ll have that info. . .
Christmas at the Rialto Festival of Trees courtesy of ExxonMobil and Heather:
Safety Overseer on Christmas Decorating project at Darren and Heather’s house:
Cutting the REAL tree with Gwen, Garrett and Isbella. Hot chocolate and donuts afterwards, of course!:
“Tuba Christmas” at the Fox Valley Mall:
(Sorry, no photos of Gwen as she had dental surgery that week! Aren’t you proud of me for not posting everything??)
Madrigals with April (a friend from Wheaton Bible Church):
Christmas with the Refresh group at Kris’s home: (Front row: Mary, Heather, Carol, Helen. Back Row: Kris, Betty, me, Jaye & Patti)
Somehow I did not take many pictures, but we had a lovely get together, “Christmas at Gwen’s”, with Violet, Darren, Heather, Gwen, Garrett, Isabella and me: (Remember the sweater Darren is wearing – you MAY see it later!)
Christmas Day at Maddy’s restaurant with the gang: (me, Joyce, Ross, Darren, Heather, Ruth in foreground)
Back at the ranch (the Hollywood Casino RV Park where I winter camped), this was Zuni’s life:
A gathering at Mary’s house the day before Darren’s birthday – Happy Birthday!:
Steve’s well-known love of wigs revealed:
Remember that Christmas sweater? Here is the whole ensemble – Darren was masterful in his choices!
I am currently waiting out a winter weather system that is passing through the Ozarks. The temperatures have been in the 50-60’s, there was sunshine yesterday as you will see in the pictures following. Today is Saturday, the fog and heavy overcast has settled in again and the temperatures are supposed to plummet tonight. Andrew’s Landing is right across from Table Rock Lake State Park and there is a great hiking path along the lake-shore. Enjoy some photos:
Ah, full hookups!
This little gal was garbage picking by the paddle-wheel boat area . . .
Meanwhile, Zuni enjoys some downtime while I read a book . . . She is probably getting caught up on her sleep for some long travels in a day or two!
The end! (For today anyway!)