Greetings fellow RVers, Snowbirds, wanna-bes, birders, photographers, hikers, and everyone who loves the out-of-doors…and all readers!
Thank you for your readership this year!
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season.
It’s Christmas Eve and we’re in central Texas midway between Austin and Houston. I’m dressed in shorts and a T-shirt. The temperature is a pleasant 68 degrees. The bright sunshine lifts the human spirit and fills our hearts with promises of fun and adventure.
Forget sugar plums! When I drift off to sleep tonight, I’ll be dreaming of fabulous RVing destinations I’d love to visit.
Sweet dreams and happy holidays!
Cranky as the RV’s space heater,
I groan and grumble in pre-dawn chill,
wait for the coffee pot to finish playing
reveille to my numb mind.
Shuffling around the RV Park,
elderly snowbirds make mischief,
cackling like contented
chickens under the Arizona sun.
A grateful respite from grueling
gray cold fronts of Buffalo,
Edmonton, and Denver.
A time of celebration and decoration.
Christmas lights, ornaments, nativity
scenes, Wal-Mart Santas, and reindeer,
a plastic Jesus or two adorn motorhomes,
trailers , old converted greyhounds.
Christmas Eve, wrinkled faces gather
in the clubhouse by the artificial tree,
reminiscing of Christmases past,
speaking of children in childish voices.
May the joy of today, bring forth happiness for tomorrow—and may the cold Alberta air stay up north!