Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Trip Start Apr 29, 2010
Trip End Nov 30, 2010

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Our place in Winter Haven - Brownsville, TX

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Well, it's been quite a year... from West to East Coast... from Texas to Maine and back and lots in-between.

We finished it up with a Birthday party, primarily for Terry, but also for a few other friends who also have birthdays around the Christmas period.   I baked two large cakes, one triple chocolate and the other was spice cake with cream cheese frosting.  We had about 50 people come and they all brought a potluck dish, so we had a great meal, too.  Then, the next day, at our weekly BBQ, we all finished off what was left of the birthday cakes. 

On Christmas Day, about 125 of us enjoyed a nice dinner with turkey, ham and all the trimmings and desserts at the Winter Haven Clubhouse.    

We did a token $5.00 gift exchange and I got a pretty nice fleece throw, and some writing pad and Thank You notes... that had to cost more than $5.00.  I also gave a little extra... the big $5.75 cans of assorted popcorn and instead of wrapping it in Xmas paper, I put it a Target red, re-usable tote bag. 

The bag will come in handy, due to the fact that, effective on Jan 1st, 2011, Brownsville has outlawed all plastic bags from all retail stores... grocery, WalMart, Target, and all the others.  It's a good move in the right direction, but it's going to take a lot more, across the country and the world, to really make a difference. 

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas  and an even Happier New Year in 2011.
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Deborah on

Chica: You are having so much fun!!!! I LOVE your new business card and it is fun to know your new business is Full Time RV'rs!!! You go girl! I so admire what you are doing, so full of adventure and exploration that is so appealing to me. I love traveling through your eyes and lens! I love the Xmas decorations on your RV too! You are taking some wonderful pics and your diary is full of inspiration with color details. Blessings and happy Trails!

Virginia on

Terry & Chica,
Loved the travelogue from Maine to Brownsville, TX. What a way to see this great USA, and to meet & acquire new friends along the way.
Thanks for inviting us to Terry's brithday party...for being only 39, he has certainly aged well!

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