Saturday, February 2, 2008

Home For Christmas

December 26, 2007

Last year we spent Christmas in Del Rio, Texas in the company of other RVers from around the country. We had been a bit worried about how we would react to the first Christmas either of us had ever spent without family. As it turned out, we had a lovely time, at a holiday pot luck dinner in the club house, with other folks in the same boat. We spent a lot of time halting conversations and smiling every time someone’s cell phone rang and one of us jumped up and went out into the chilly air to talk to our kids or grandkids. We all rejoiced knowing our families hadn’t forgotten us after all and were busy making their own memories.

This year we stepped a little farther away from the traditional family dinner. We had great fun with friends who were managing Tulsa’s Expo Square RV Park at a casino for dinner. I said no to ham and turkey and ate seafood. We all got rich with the gift of friendship as we spent a few days seeing the sites and the lights of Tulsa.

Once again we smiled and understood when the cell phones began chiming with children and friends wishing everyone a blessed Christmas. Great conversation and a sense of well-being were the familiar wrappings on a lovely day.

We are together, living our dream and we’ve learned that no matter where we go or who we are with during our second life, we will always be Home for Christmas!

See ya down the road,

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