Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

Peanuts waiting to be harvested

The Swift Cole House

Outbuilding at the Swift Cole House

Jam session at Spanish Cove

Before the Greedy Santa party

Anne unwrapping her gift

Anne and Rodney having fun

Perdido Bay from the Spanish Cove clubhouse

Another jam at Spanish Cove

and the rest of the gang

We have been so busy having fun this last month and a half that I haven't had time to update our journal but I wanted to post our Christmas letter and a few pictures we have taken so far this winter.

Christmas 2011

After three years “ on the road” this is going to be our fourth winter in sunny and snow-less Southern Alabama. We are looking forward to mild winter spending time with the many friends we have made here.

After six fun filled months in Alabama last winter we had another great summer on the road. Instead of returning to New York this summer we decided to travel west to see my brothers, Richard in Texas and Harry in California. We left Alabama in April and made several stops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, we finally arrived in California in August. At our first stop in Clinton, Mississippi we were just missed by a tornado, it touched down just a few hundred feet from our motor home and miraculously we escaped without any damage. So after a very scary start the rest of our summer trip went very well. Some of the highlights of our trip beside our visits with Richard and Harry were several days in the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas and traveling many miles of old Route 66. On our trip back from California one of our favorite places to see was Tombstone, AZ. I think I could have left Bob there and he wouldn’t have minded at all. He really enjoyed spending time in the old western town. Talk about a long HOT summer! Let’s just say staying in Vegas in August is probably not the smartest thing we did this year but with the help of air-conditioning we survived even that. Between April and October we stayed at 26 different campgrounds in 7 states, put over 4,500 miles on our motor home and had a great time.

The only downside of all of this fun is missing the holidays with our family and friends. We do wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best New Year ever.

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