Happy Thanksgiving . . .

I was up about 9 this morning because I had a couple of chores before we head out for our Thanksgiving feast.

My first chore was to empty the backseat of the truck because we need to go by and pick up Lowell’s sister, Sherry since she’s going to be having dinner with us today. I also wanted to remove the ball hitch from the rig and reinstall our Blue Ox tow bar system.

Next I dug through the bins and found my 100ft tape measure so I could measure the two possible sites that might be available tomorrow.

While I was working outside the rig, Kathy Brophey stopped by to say HI. She and her husband Dennis have been here at Galveston Bay RV Park since this past Monday. They’ve been reading our blog for several months, and after reading about our time here, decided to stay for a month and check out the area. We’re going to get together for dinner sometime next week.

After finding the tape measure, I drove over to the other two sites we may move to tomorrow to check them out.  And it’s going to be a tight fit.

The site that’s empty right now, site 76, is only about 34 feet long. If we could put our tires right at the end, we could fit with the overhang, but there’s a tree in the way so that won’t work,

Site 77, the one we were supposed to move into tomorrow, is still occupied. We were told they were there to move it several days ago, but couldn’t get their slides in. It’s on a curve, and is 46 feet on one side and 39 on the other, so we’d fit, especially with the overhang.

I guess we’ll find out more tomorrow when the office opens.

About 10:45 we headed up to Brandi’s to pick up Sherry, and then back down I-45 to La Brisa where we were meeting Chris, Linda, and Piper for the Thanksgiving buffet.

Everything was good, except the dressing. Readers will remember that Jan’s pretty adamant that if it ain’t cornbread, it ain’t dressing. And this was just those little cubes of white bread with some spices and chopped celery and onions and stuff. Yuck!

But everything else was delicious. And along with the usual traditional Thanksgiving dishes, being a Mexican restaurant, they did have some Mexican dishes too. Tamales, great cheese enchiladas, carnitas, refried beans, etc.

All in all, a great meal. Certainly a possibility for next year.

Saying our goodbyes, and dropping Sherry off, we headed home via King Food, hoping to get some Hot & Sour Soup to take home to go with our King Food leftovers from Sunday night, which was going to be supper tonight.

But they were closed. Bummer.

After calling Nick and Terry to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, it was time for one of those full-of-turkey Thanksgiving naps. My head hit the pillow and I was gone for about two hours. Nice.

About 5:30 Brandi called from Oklahoma to check in and double-check we got all the photos they sent.

Then about 7:30 Jan heated up our leftover Chinese supper for a great supper.

Brandi and Lowell sent this Landon pics down from Oklahoma.

Landon and Dad


After getting some driving lessons from Dad,

Landon on Tractor 1

it looks like he’s ready to take off on his own.

Landon on Tractor 2


And this is what happens when you eat entirely too much turkey. Just too full to move.

Landon with Stuffed Belly


Landon invents a new sport: Cooler Riding. ‘Faster, Grandma!”

Landon Cooler Riding


And of course, he still enjoys merry-go-round riding with Mom.

Landon and Brandi on Merry Go Round


Thought for the Day:

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson



6 Responses

  1. Greg, every time I see a picture of Landon I think how much he looks like you. However, now that I’ve seen photos of him and his daddy….that kid is his daddy made over!!!!! Sorry, Charlie. He still looks like you, just like his dad a lot more!

  2. We enjoy reading your blog daily. I especially like it when you show the gadgets and tools. I bought the plug in circuit tester and the volt meter which I now need to practice with. Thanks for all the info. I’m learning a lot.

  3. Gina,

    He does look a lot like his father, but when compared to my photos at that age, he looks a lot like me, too. We both had that white-blond hair.

  4. Dave,


    Once we finally get settled here, I’m going to post some more tips and gadgets.

    Stay tuned.


  5. Howdy Greg,
    PLOP, PLOP, FIZZ,FIZZ!!!!!!! Feel better now????

    THANK YOU, FOR THE LANDON FIX!!! (And for the pics) Once we had an Okie Turkey Day and them folks know how to cook!!! G-ma
    had a great idea, but it won’t last the way he’s growing… I’m so sorry Jan’s dinner was spoiled by the ‘south of the border’ ?dressing?…
    She had a goood dressing last week!!! The tamales, enchiladas and
    other ‘s.o.b’ foods should have made up for it… TAMALES RULE!!!

    Have you got you a Ford truck yet??

    Hope your day is going great!!!

  6. Hair? When did you have hair. On your head, I mean???

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