Regardless of the unusual circumstances we all face this December, Benno and I would like to wish everyone a joyous and most importantly healthy Christmas and throughout the New Year.
With the bright sun shining into our windows today, a green lawn surrounding our house and a day temperature of 8C/46F I find it really difficult to feel Christmassy. Perhaps tonight my mood will change into a more romantic state when our little Christmas tree is lit. Although in the past we have spent several Christmases in exotic places where my attire consisted of a skimpy bikini on Christmas day with no longing for a white Christmas and I was fine with that.
Looking through the picture archive I found a couple of pictures of Santa all puffed out and lit up standing on our crow’s nest on our yacht “Diesel Duck” waving to the dolphins down below in the ocean while we were cruising in the Bahamas at Christmas time.
Another picture I found that brought back some nice memories is of our small Christmas tree sitting on the dining table in the little 19-foot travel trailer back in 2015.
So this year is different and we are at home alone on Christmas because it is the prudent thing to do. We had somewhat of an early nice Christmas surprise because the property next to our house that we had bought in 2018 has found a buyer. For the past couple of years we put a lot of effort into cleaning up this land and making it presentable to look at. Now it will go to a new owner. The sale might surprise some of you, but recently there were several houses for sale in our area that sold quickly and that gave us the idea to put this property also on the market because we really don’t have a use for it other than to keep it neat. We had only listed it with a local real estate broker at Benno’s birthday on the 27th of October.
|A nice bottle of wine from our real estate broker to celebrate|
Some days we like to reminisce and talk about our years on the water and the cruising life and today was one of them. To fix my nostalgia I took a little stroll across the road to the public beach to look over Lake Erie enjoying the view. Here is what I saw.
Benno has been looking into Google Maps making plans for future southwest destinations should that become possible for us snowbirds sometimes soon. We sure hope that will be the case and our new travel trailer will take us to new destinations. We have to stay positive and hope for the best.
Wishing all of you a great Christmas and a very happy Birthday to our son who was born Christmas Eve!
Marlene and Benno
Definitely made all that work you did this summer worth your while.ReplyDelete
Besides an extended Birthday Wish to your Son we also want to extend a Safe and Merry Christmas as well as a Healthy Happy New Year.
It's about time.
Thank you very much and I will pass on the Birthday wishes. Wishing you and Kathy also a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in good health.Delete
Congratulations on the sale! We had a hint that would be your process. :)ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Marlene and Benno!
Thank you. You are a smart girl, ditto Bill. Wishing you also a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with travel plans that will be fulfilled.Delete
Congrats on the sale of the property. You have had some nice things happen in 2020 such as the purchase of your new RV. That must have been a very special Christmas Eve years ago.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and pleasant dreams of road trips to come.d
Thank you. It was an eventful year for us and I hope things will look up for 2021 not just for us but for all mankind. We've spent Christmas a dozen years abroad and some of the places were very special. The memories will last a lifetime. And yes, the birth of our son on Christmas Eve was the greatest thing ever ;-)Delete
Merry Christmas to you both!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the property sale.
This is a beautiful time of the year even with everything that has happened. Nice to be able to look back on wonderful memories of Christmas's celebrated in the past. Hope your day was special.
Thanks and best wishes to you both also. We had many nice celebrations at Christmas in years past and so it is wonderful to look back and remember. Hoping next year will be good for all of us. Take care.Delete
That does sound unseasonably warm for the time of year “up north”. We’ve had a couple of nicer, warm days in the Arizona desert in Ajo (around 70 degrees), but it will cool off again next week. I saw your top photo was taken in Tombstone... Mark and I just visited there (for the first time), last week.ReplyDelete
By the way, it’s pretty safe out here in the desert, where we have been boondocking. No neighbors ever and we only go to a store and dump station once a week or so. Not sure how it’s like in RV parks, since we never stay there, but you might be able to be a snowbird again soon!?
Oh, and happy holidays, of course. :-)ReplyDelete
Liesbet we did get our white Christmas after all and it started snowing Christmas Eve. Very romantic. I know where your are. We were roaming Arizona in 2015 and again 2018/19 revisiting some areas and exploring new ones. Lots of great hiking and beautiful scenery. Re campgrounds versa boon docking needs a separate email ;-) Have fun exploring and Happy New Year to both of you.ReplyDelete