Sunday, December 27, 2009

It was a "COOL" Walk on the Beach.....


Christmas Day came and we carried on with our traditional "Walk on the Beach" that I mentioned in my last Blog. We left home about 8:00 am on Christmas morning and headed East towards South Padre Island. We had been invited to stop and see our friends Larry and LaVila Lawrence at their RV Resort in Mercedes, TX. We stopped and said a quick hello, Merry Christmas greetings and hugs.  We hadn't seen them yet this winter as they have been very busy building a shelter and outdoor kitchen on their place. Then we continued on to the Beach.

click on "Christmas 2009" on right to view the entire album                                                                                                              From Christmas 2009

Click on "Christmas 2009" at right to view entire album...                                        From Christmas 2009
We managed to "Walk on the Beach", but we didn't linger. It sure wasn't as nice as it was last year or the year before.The place wasn't overcrowded that's for sure but there were a few people mingling around. We drove on the Beach for several miles and found a quiet little spot and just sat back and watched the waves roll in. It was beautiful inside the car and out of the wind. We had a little Champagne toast to the occasion, reminisced old times and reminded ourselves how lucky we are and how much we have to be thankful for. Topped that off with a lunch of Cheese and Crackers, which made for another memorable Christmas Day.

Christmas eve we had our usual fun get together at the Club House. Of course, also as usual food was plentiful.

Ms Pat and Dale Bruss are enjoying themselves.

Here is Ms Pat modeling her new Harley Davidson knit jacket that Santa found way down deep in his sack and presented to her just moments before we came to this celebration.

On my way home from the Clubhouse, I wanted to get a picture of our good friends Greg and Bonnie Gheyssen's Christmas decorations. I think they have the BEST!

Greg and Bonnie have a beautiful Volvo Truck and Escalade Toy Hauler 5TH wheel all paint matched and they keep it looking sharp. They haul 2 Harleys in the back of the Toy Hauler and even have a Harley for Santa.....

Here is Santa on his Harley posing for my picture.

Well, that's about it for this week, only 4 more days left in this YEAR. Then we start all over again...2010!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!

A special greetings to our friends and neighbors Doug and Jutta Franks who left here just a few days ago and flew to Germany to spend the Holidays with Jutta's family. Have fun guys, enjoy and safe travels back here toTexas. We miss you but we'll see ya in a few days.

God Bless you all.....and I know Jesus had a Happy Birthday!

See ya Wednesday for one final 2009 Blog post.....


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squawmama said...

Good Morning Mike & Pat... Beautiful pictures today... You guys looked so good standing on the beach... and the decorations around your friends 5ver was so cute... Have a great time and travel safely!
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Good Morning... It looks like you have some wonderful traditions as well as friends. You both look wonderful. Ms. Pat is so thin. Well, Merry Christmas ans Happy New Year.
Love Jill

Jerry and Suzy said...

You guys ARE looking good there on the beach. Also - the new look on your blog is great! I've been wanting to get the wide look myself, but never have made time for that project. Gotta do it someday, or I'll really be left behind.

You've been good company this year with your twice-a-week messages. Keep 'em up, pardner!

Rick said...

That beach sure looks good - especially with your great pics. I also like the new look of your blog, I've been experimenting with the stretch format but I'm not quite there yet!

Carol said...

hmmmmmmmm, stretch format? guess I need to look around.

Love South Padre Island. When I lived in Corpus Christi many, many years ago, I loved going there...except when the oil thingies in the Gulf had a problem and there would be big globs of thick, black, gooey oil on the beach. It looks beautiful. I miss the beach sometimes..........:)+

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