Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog



We will always struggle getting through this day. Our daughter Kelly would have been 47 years old today. Wow, that is hard to believe.

She has been in Heaven for 21 years and we miss her every day.

Love never dies!

We lost most of our pictures of Kelly in the fire which took our home last Father’s Day, but we still have a few and of course the memories are forever etched in our hearts.

The loss of those pictures made one gift this year even more special. A friend from Monroe City, MO, had worked with Kelly at a florist shop and had several pictures of Kelly, which she mailed to us along with a nice Christmas Card.

Thank you so much, Martha!

I will try to scan those pictures and include them with this journal entry.

Marilyn & I slept until after 7:00 this morning, which is a bit later than normal for us.

We sat with our coffee and listened to Jimmy Buffett music.

We looked at recipes and talked about food we might have when our friends arrive.

We will pick up Bob & Janet on Thursday and plan to have hamburgers on the grill after we get them back home.

Ted & Sue will arrive on Jan 1st and we will have something planned so that they do not have to cook a meal on their arrival.

Jesse & Ginger arrive on the 3rd and the same thing applies for them.

Do you get the idea that we are looking for an excuse to cook something? LOL

No excuse is needed. All we need is good weather, good friends, a cold drink and a hot fire.

Trent & Teresa are leaving on Jan 1st so we plan to drive over to Padre Island on New Years Eve, to celebrate their time here with us.

We didn’t get to do everything we planned or hoped to do while they were here, but we had to save something for next winter, don’t you think?

Lunch at Dirty Al’s and time on the beach seem to be in order for New Years Eve.

Our friends, Heinz & Irene will arrive on Jan 23rd and we’ll start the cooking “get together” again.

Of course the Olive Garden restaurant is a great fallback plan if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

So, no matter what, we will be having a wonderful winter here at Llano Grande.

Life is Good!

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