Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


This was a good morning to walk. The weather was warm enough for a short sleeved shirt, but it was foggy and a light mist was a constant companion to us as we walked 2 and ¾ miles.

I was ready for a shower by the time we returned. Marilyn was getting the laundry caught up, and then we made a trip to the Post Office.

We had purchased one of those “Night Before Christmas” books where you can record your voices reading to a child or grandchild.

We sat together and took turns reading a page, listened to make sure it was all ok, and then wrapped it to send to Colby.

Hopefully, he will enjoy that. I know that he used to climb up in my lap, handing me a book, and then he would lay his head on my shoulder as I read to him. He usually was fast asleep after a few pages. Next to having a child cuddled on your lap while you read to them, having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the warmest, most wonderful feelings there is.

After dropping off the Christmas mail, we drove to Walmart to pick up a few groceries. Marilyn is going to fix one of my favorite dishes tomorrow. Chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes. Yummy! That is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods.

By the time we arrived back at the RV, the rain had changed from a light drizzle to a steady light rain.

We put groceries away, Marilyn finished up the laundry, and I took my latest book to the bedroom, where it was super comfortable.

In fact it was too comfortable. It wasn’t long before my eyelids began slamming shut.

I am reading a Vince Flynn novel, which is filled with “edge of your seat” excitement, but it failed to keep me awake.

I finally gave up on reading and returned to the living room and this laptop computer.

Jan came over and invited us to dinner at her place tonight. Wonderful! Jesse & Ginger are going also and we will enjoy spending time together with these good friends.

Jennifer called a couple of times today, and we spoke with her and also with Colby. We sure miss them! The feelings grow a bit stronger at this time of year, but we are with our RV family and in a very nice part of the country for our holidays.

By the way, even though I know that there will be several chances to wish all of you good readers a very Merry Christmas, I just want to say it to you. Not Happy Holidays! We want to wish for each one of you, a very Merry Christmas Season, and a Happy New Year! I don’t understand why people have forgotten the reason we celebrate Christmas. It is to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

So Merry Christmas everyone!

I didn’t mean to get off on a rant there. I will admit that there is a rant building up in me, but I will wait at least until the Christmas season is over.

So, I’ll end the journal for today. Tomorrow is planned to be a very relaxing day for us, but you can never tell for sure. Who really knows what adventures tomorrow has in store…..

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