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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sat. Dec. 25th 2010. Palm Springs

Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer,
since August 2006
Merry Christmas
      Well with Christmas morning here and the excitement we are up early (5:30am) to make the most of this very special day. And as it never fails Santa found us here in California this time with some very special gifts for us.
Santa was here.
Chocolates and cashews for Suzie
a Folly Pack for me, 4 beers, 3 of each= 12 beers
      Thanks Santa all will be enjoyed by us and it is disposable, nothing permanent to add to our small house. We started the day with our juice, a pot of a special holiday blend coffee and danish pastries.
danish pastry
      The christmas morning phone calls to family members wishing everyone all the best, then a nice video call with my oldest daughter and 3 grandchildren running around, so nice, checking emails, update the blog and a walkabout enjoying the sunshine and desert vista, so peacefull and quiet.
desert vista
      Then back home to chat with neighbours and help one from Saskatchewan set up his satellite dish, while he was waiting for his children to arrive from Longbeach CA. after a one week cruise. With all the rain that we had I noticed some black streaks on the side of our coach, so I proceeded to wash them off and wax our coach again while I was at it, was such a beautiful warm sunny day. A light lunch and more walkabouts wishing people a Merry California Christmas. Then relax in the shade today (the sun was too hot) and read for a while.
checking out the dishes
      Now its just about 4:00pm so up to the clubhouse with our shortbread cookies for our Christmas Dinner. Here we were invited to sit with 3 other Canadian couples that we had met in the resort. Introductions were made, everyone got comfortable then we were told to stand take your plate, and walk from table to table to sample all the many delicious looking pot luck dishes. Well with 125 people here and everyone brought something, there was no way to even think about sampling it all and everything looked so good. From meatballs, to salads, beans, ham, pickle trays, cabbage rolls, casseroles and deserts just to mention a few items, nobody would go hungry. The resort supplied the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and cranberries so all was good, and did I mention that this was all free!

our table and us
yummy turkey
my samples
      The neighbour beside us, Gerald from San Francisco was new to cooking came up with an idea for his dishes, colourful coleslaw with raisins and slivered almonds on top he asked us how to put it together. I just told him to add stuff you like until it looks and tastes right, you can always add more. So there it is, he's was so proud of his Christmas creation.
Christmas coleslaw
      Of course we ate too much but that is what you do at Christmas anyway, don't you??. Everything was so good. Now after supper the tables were cleaned a bit and we sang Christmas Carols lead by a lady who was very good on the organ and singing as well, really into the Christmas spirit.
nice sunset
       After all this a few of us from BC, Alberta, Texas, Ontario and New Jersey sat around the clubhouse and chatted for a while before making our way back home to relax again after a great California Christmas.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you folks had a wonderful Christmas....:) All the best in 2011


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