Holiday greetings to our family and friends, we hope you’ve had a great year and here’s a little info about ours. Last year we reported that we had had no big events but this year is a little different.
Things with our children are pretty much the same with the kids being in the same locations and jobs and the grandkids are growing like weeds with one of them now driving. The major family change has been Madison’s moving back to live with her parents after nearly three years with us and we are hopeful this will be the best move for all of us – especially her.
From a travel standpoint, we made pretty good use of the motorhome with a four week trip to three places in Florida in January and spring trips to nearby Douglas Lake for a club rally then on to Charleston SC. We then made a 69 day trip western trip with the primary goal of visiting Washington and Oregon. It took us three weeks to get to WA with major stops in Cody, WY and Coeur d’Alene, ID. We spent 18 days at three stops in WA and 14 days at two places in OR. In both states, we visited wine country, the beach, the mountains, and many other attractions and bucket list places. We then spent 16 days driving home with multi-day stops in Grand Junction and Denver, CO. In addition to visiting places, we were once again able to meet up with several blogger buddies, which is always a major highlight.
It was a great trip but Larry hated that he was so limited by his knees which brings us to another major event. In late November Larry had his right knee replaced with the intention of doing the left one as soon as practical. The surgery went very well and so far so good – now it’s just a matter of following the rehab plan and getting ready for the next one. We are really going to miss spending some time in the deep South over the winter but hopefully we can get this knee stuff behind us and be in much better condition for future travels.
The other big travel event was Bev and Pat’s annual two week trip to Marco Island along with four of their girlfriends and from what I here, they had a great time while I held down the fort and looked after the dogs.
Other than Larry’s knees, we continue to be blessed with good health and really are thankful for our lot in life.
That’s all to report from Almost Heaven South and our wish for you is a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.
Beverly & Larry Doolittle