Holiday Season State Park Hosting Style
29 Dec 2008
|From Lake Texana State Park – Edna, TX
Never Fear….even if we are not traveling the highways and byways, I will send a journal update periodically. I do not however want to just send updates to be sending updates. I know full well how important your time is and do not want to intrude into that time without feeling my post is telling you of new places we have discovered and visited or updating you in some way. This entry would contain information relating to the latter.
We are entering into our 4th month of hosting at this State Park in Southeast Texas and with about a month to go, the feet are getting very itchy to start our next leg of travel. Don’t misunderstand; we have enjoyed our time hosting and living rent free. However we chose this lifestyle to travel and explore the many beautiful, unique and out of the way places found between the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans and from Canada to Mexico.
Since my last post in early November, we have enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner outside at a picnic table with friends, celebrated birthdays for myself and our traveling buddy, Linda, enjoyed a Christmas dinner and gift exchange with park staff and other park hosts, traveled to Spring and had a wonderful family Christmas with our Son, Daughter-in-Law and Daughter who flew in from Chicago. During our time in Spring, we also took a day to travel to Bryan and had a wonderful visit and gift exchange with my Mother and Stepdad. New Years will be quietly enjoyed with our best friends and traveling companions doing what we love best…..fulltime RVing.
Holiday decorations were also enjoyed here at the park. One of the residences for park staff located within the park had outside decorations for the Fall/Thanksgiving season. Then the hosts took a day and put up Christmas decorations at the park entrance. Not to miss out on our own holiday decorating, we put a small lighted tree outside of our rig and hung a wreath on the 5th wheel hitch! Even inside with less than 400 sq.ft, we found room for a wreath, small table top tree, dishes of candy, and a place to hang stockings for all; even Cody had his stocking. Other hosts joined in the holiday spirit also with various decorations outside their RVs.
As you can tell from this post, we have not missed a beat celebrating this holiday season. If you are with that one special person you love, add in family and great friends, the holidays are a special time of the year. I hope each and every one of you has had the chance to enjoy the holiday season as we have.
With the new year just a little over 48 hours away, I want to take this time to tell you how much I have enjoyed your support of this journal and its entries during 2008. Your faithful following of this journal and the guest book comments made by you are appreciated. I hope that I can continue to give you interesting, unusual, and enjoyable posts and photos in this journal in 2009. We have begun our 2009 travel itinerary which if it goes as planned, will not have us returning to our home state of Texas until sometime in 2010. I invite you to travel along side of us and enjoy the ride as we once again begin to crisscross this great country.
Wishing you a Happy & Prosperous New Year!