Saturday, November 28, 2015


Saturday, November 28 – Hasn't been much happening here in Houston, Texas. We love this time of year with NCAA football and have spent several Saturdays with Carrie and Michael catching our favorite teams. Carrie has recently moved to a new apartment so we get to help spend her money furnishing her new place. 

We are at our “Southern home” here at the Houston Elks Lodge and have many friends in the campground and members of the Lodge. We feel like we are “returning home” when we pull into our site here at the Lodge campground. Mostly we are relaxing and unwinding from our whirlwind tour of Florida.

Thanksgiving was again wonderful. 

Paul carving one of the turkeys while Stephanie, Spencer, Carrie
and Michael cheer him on.
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This is one of the few years Carrie did not have a big dinner at her apartment for friends.  She recently moved and wasn't ready for a big party in her new digs. 

This is Carrie’s turkey. Yummmmmmmy!
Carrie's turkey

We enjoyed the day with a smaller group of Carrie’s friends at Spencer's beautiful home.

The girls with our host, Spencer.
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Someone has to do the dirty work.2015 Thanksgiving

Another great dinner and time spent enjoying the enthusiasm of young adults.

2015 Thanksgiving

Marsha will be heading to Ohio on December 3 to spend an extended Christmas holiday with family and friends. Paul and Carrie will join her much closer to Christmas for the family holiday. Paul stays back in Houston to care for our fur kid, Bella, and Carrie, of course, has work responsibilities.

After returning to Houston around the first of the year, we will head to Mission, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley for about a month. We'll enjoy visiting with friends from many past years in “The Valley.”  We also plan on visits to Nuevo Progresso to see the dentist to get some annual work done.  This is a great birding area, so we hope to spend several days hiking and getting some outdoor exercise.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.


  1. Another great day of making memories. Have a good Christmas.

  2. That Turkey looks pretty tasty wrapped with bacon.
    What a fun time for Thanksgiving with Carrie and her friends.

  3. It's always nice to spend those special times with family and friends.
    Have fun at Christmas. hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. tell Carrie that turkey covered in bacon is just beautimous. . .LOL!

    I know you guys enjoyed your day. . .

  5. Wow! That is a small group for Thanksgiving. It was probably nice for Carrie to have the feast at someone else's for a change. But you still had a nice group of young people to celebrate the day with you:) Good to hear from you and to know all is well in Houston. Has Houston been getting the rain that the other areas have been getting?

    I'm sure while it will be hard to leave Bella and Paul, your dad will be excited to have you back home:) Safe travels to Ohio!

  6. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving dinner with the younger group. It's great to see the enthusiasm and positive outlooks from them. Have fun visiting with Carrie and staying out of the cold.

  7. You always get together with a group. How fun that is and to be included with all those young'uns is pretty special. The turkey looks amazing.

    Have a good flight to Ohio and get lots of your Christmas shopping done before the rest of the gang arrives.

  8. I love how you and all those kids are so comfortable with one another.

  9. You guys always have a great time with the "kids". Glad to hear you are going to be able to go back for Christmas. Have a safe trip.

  10. What a great bunch of friends Carrie has! Was that bacon covering the turkey? Never saw that before. Does the flavor soak into the turkey or does it just make the skin extra good! Safe travels back to Ohio for Christmas and enjoy all the festivities with your family and friends! BTW...who takes care of Bella while you're both gone or do you take her back with you?

  11. Sometimes it's just nice to have places while traveling we can consider "home".

  12. Behind reading blogs, yes this is a good time of the year, college football with college basketball starting and NFL.


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