Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas in the Air

When you haul me all around the country,
I don't complain. Never leaving the RV to
play outside, all part of the bargain.
this is too much, I have limits!
(she actually wore that collar for days)
The weather sure is different this year compared to last. It has been wet, maybe not to the point that you would say it is raining, but certainly a heavy wet fog, which usually turns into a brief break through of sun, in the afternoon. Now today that did not even happen, and tomorrow is promising to be more of the same. But, there is no snow, the wind has been a gentle breeze, so I'm not complaining.
Okay now I'm complaining, three inches of rain in the last day.
Should have finished this post the other day. LOL

All this week is having to do with getting all the Christmas food baskets together, presents wrapped, getting ready for delivery to the homes of the less fortunate. They have 100 families on the receiving end of this project. The year round residents work on this the whole year, so this is just the end result of a lot of dedication from many truly caring people.
They told us this was something that you could only truly appreciate by seeing it come
together. Unbelievable! I had thought it was like a few things for Christmas dinner and gifts
for the children. Well, it was boxes and boxes of food for each family plus the gifts.
Chuck packed for a family of 5 and there were 11 boxes of food, plus sacks of
oranges and grapefruit. The way they had this organized was wonderful.
Each family's boxes had tape of different color
so it was easy to see that a family entire donation
was all there when you were loading.
They would bring a cart with the food
and give each allotment according to
the number in the family.

All boxed, now just to load them up.

Took at least one car/truck for each load.

Teachers from the schools that coordinated the lists of needy families were on hand, along with the local police, and they led us to the families. They asked that no pictures be taken of this, which was understandable. It was an uplifting experience, yet at the same time so sad.

Our humongous site!

But this is a great park, we have extended for another month, just hope the weather gets better, we liked it so much better last year. Tomorrow we are playing golf in a tournament, and I'm not playing with Chuck. Not sure who my team is, but hope they have a sense of humor as I have not played for a couple of months. Can't imagine what the course will be like after all the rain we had the other day. Could be they will change it to water polo.

Christmas is all taken care of. They are having a big dinner with small potlucks of tables of 20, with the park furnishing the ham and turkey. The people at our table are a hoot, so know that we will have a great time. We have done this before and it works so good. There are two large club houses here, so they can easily accommodate everyone.

Merry Christmas to all, we are so lucky to be where we are, doing what we want, when we want, but best of all with who we want. God Bless.

1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Looks like a huge project. I am sure those on the receiving end are appreciative of the effort made.