We are just west of Orlando. We are near enough to Disney to hear the fire works every night. No we will not do any tourist things here, we are at a membership park.
We were here last year and the strangest thing happened. Sherry got an e-mail from our friends Dal & Marion in Pennsylvania. “How are you, and where are you?”
Sherry ans, “We are in Orlando and doing well where are you?”
“We are at our daughters membership park at Thousand Trails.”
“That is where we are!”
So we walked over to their rental unit. And for a couple days had a great time. That was such a coincidence and great fun.
So we are back here and it would be nice if Dal & Marion were here again this year.
As I prepared the campsite, put the flags, awnings, chairs and rugs out, Sherry got the Christmas stuff out from under our bed and decorated the dash. She hung our stockings, so we are ready for Santa. Decorating a Motor Home is much simpler than a full size house.
Do you remember the simpler times? I went with dad to cut a cedar. I watched as he used a hand saw some used boards and nails to make the stand. It was decorated with some homemade & store bought ornaments. Cotton or a white sheet under the tree and maybe a candle in the window with possibly a Christmas Wreath. The fun or frustration of looking at the string of lights to try to find the burned out bulb, because years ago if one light was out the rest did not burn.
And I remember the VERY THIN GLASS ornaments, I always wondered how thy got the glass so thin. It was dangerous to allow a little boy to hang them.
Don’t get me wrong, I love you folks that go all out to decorate, I appreciate the work and love to enjoy the results. I might do that again before I die, but I sorta doubt it.
Christmas is the best time of the year, even for a scrooge like me. I never Christmas shop anymore, but at times I love to see the hustle and bustle of those who do.
So keep in the spirit and enjoy the best time of the year.
I plan to count my blessings instead of Sheep this year.