Saturday, December 31, 2016


Saturday, December 31 - With 2016 coming to a close, we are preparing to leave the Houston Elks Lodge and head West.

Marsha spent most of December in Ohio visiting family and friends. Canton had a very cold, snowy and icy December. Paul and Carrie only spent five days at Christmas in Ohio and escaped without having to slosh around in any snow. We celebrated a wonderful Christmas day with our family. Santa was very good to us all. Even though we had an enjoyable time with family, it was sure nice to get back to the eighty degree temperatures in Houston.

Our traditional Christmas photo. Weaver family

Carrie, Dave and Kelly
Carrie, Dave and Kelly

Carrie and her date for the day.
Carrie and Dave

The family showing how much fun we had on Christmas day.Wadsworth Christmas

The table is set. Let’s eat.
Wadsworth Christmas

Time to open gifts.
opening gifts

Marsha always grabs a window seat when she flies. She loves taking photos out the window. She had a beautiful day for flying back to Houston from Canton.


Flying over Houston Medical Center.

Sunset over Houston.

We depart for points West on January 5, if all goes well. Paul has some last minute medical appointments we are hoping will not delay our departure. We hope to spend several weeks touring El Paso, Las Cruces, Deming, Willcox, Bisbee, Benson, Why, and Casa Grande before finally reaching Yuma, AZ, around the beginning of February.

We plan a couple weeks stay in Tucson, then up to Sedona, AZ, before settling in the Phoenix area for Cleveland Indians Baseball Spring Training for the month of March. It's going to be a busy and event-filled winter for us in the American Southwest.

We would like to wish all our family and friends a 2017 filled with love, laughter and adventure.

happy new year

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


  1. Happy New Year, maybe our paths will cross.

  2. Looks like you two are going to be busy. We will be watching to see if we get close enough for a lunch visit.

  3. Happy New Year. We are so happy that we are going to see you soon.

  4. Happy New Year. Looking forward to you getting to AZ. Safe travels.

  5. I always enjoy your family photos:) We actually had all four of us together yesterday and no one remembered to take a photo!!! I remembered this morning. A lot of good that did with Jessica in PA and Kevin in GA. Now that was quite a crowd for Christmas dinner! Looks like lots of fun:)

    We will be in Naco, AZ the first week of Feb with Dave and Sue for a golf week. It is just down the road from Bisbee. We usually hit Bisbee for dinner. There are a few nice hikes in Bisbee but there was quite a bit of snow last year. Bisbee is at 5500 ft. Naco is almost a 1,000 lower at 4600' so there is less snow or none. We all move to Tucson on Feb 8! Hopefully, we can all meet up with you and Paul. The four of us are staying Lazydays/KOA. We'll be there until March 10. We then move to White Tank Regional Park northwest of Phoenix for five night. So...we must get together.

    Wishing you and Paul a happy, healthy New Year! Safe travels as you head out of Houston:)

  6. Happy New Year! Sounds like a good plan. Hope to run into you somewhere this winter.

  7. What a wonderful, fun Christmas!! You have such a big family. I've always wanted a big family but so far it's just the three of us.
    Sounds like you all have a great plan for winter travels. Looking forward to following along!! Happy New Year!!

  8. Looking forward to your travel reports from the great Southwest! What fun to spend spring training with your beloved Indians! Save travels!

  9. Happy New Year! Looks like you've definitely been busy. Looking forward to seeing you both again!

  10. Safe travels and maybe we'll see you in Phoenix in March :-)

  11. Even more love, laughter and adventure to you, too.

  12. You guys sure look like you were having fun in those photos ... may the fun continue into the new year.

  13. I too love to pictures from the window seat!
    I believe this year is our chance of a face to face meeting :) We will be in the Tucson area (Feb-Apr) and will keep an eye of your where abouts as we get there.

    Cheers to a great new year.


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