We parked across the street from my son's new house for a week so that we could visit when all the family was there and still sleep in the motorhome and have the grand kiddles over for the night. We then moved The Palms to his old house, which is empty right now, waiting for escrow to close and the new buyers to move in. So now we have a gorgeous yard with lawn, palm trees, flowers, etc. right out our windows, a car to use and stores nearby. And electric hookups, too. That's what I call comfort!
|What a great campsite - Tom and Trish's old house|
I've had a few overnights with my grandchildren, even the 3-year old for the first time, who was quite talkative during the night. I finally had to tell him to go to sleep, and he did. I was afraid he'd be scared without his mom and dad, but he did fine with me and Katie and Gavin, his 8 year old brother.
|Big brother Gavin and sleeping Graydin watching movies at Grammy's|
I've gotten a lot of things done while we've been here. Today I met my son for lunch at his office, and got to visit with the women I worked with for three years while I was there. It was really nice to see them, and also to meet Tom's new personal assistant.
Sunday he and Trish are taking me out for breakfast for my birthday. The plan is to head back to Hot Springs LTVA early next week, hopefully after the winds and cold weather are gone.
In the middle of their move to the new house, Tom and Trish had Tom's dad visit the week before I arrived, then while I was there my daughter and her family arrived, as well as Trish's friend's dog, Lola who they took care of for a week. Lola is a very large dog with a great personality. She was so easy to get along with, except for Katie, who wanted nothing to do with her and let her know it anytime she got close. Poor thing.
Tom and Trish have a lot of patience - can you imagine moving into a new house during Christmas AND having family and an extra dog or two? While you both work??? Somehow it all went like clockwork and everyone had a great time and some great meals. :)
|Lola and Trish on Christmas morning.|
I've taken some photos during the past couple of weeks, here are a few of them.
|Graydin, Drew, Gavin, Kennedy, Lauren at The Palms for a movie. Those are their popcorn bowls on their heads. :)|
|Drew and Lauren having popcorn at Grammy's.|
|Drew and Lauren over-nighting at Grammy's|
|Gavin and Drew loved their new books. They are both great readers.|
|Cousins just hanging out.|
|Kristy, Lauren, Gavin, Drew, Graydin, Kennedy, Tom at lunch with Grammy|
|Son-in-law Matt with Katie|
|Katie's new Squeaky Duck toy|
As I was leaving Tom's house one day, we saw this beautiful bird on his lawn - we watched it for a while and Tom got his camera out of the car. These are two of the photos he e-mailed me. I'd never seen a bird that looked like this. We called him the Bandit Bird:
WELCOME to our two newest Followers:
Encourage One Another, who has a non-RVing blog, but the posts are interesting - check it out. He/She has over 5,000 Followers - WOW! Thanks for following along with me and Katie, I appreciate it!
JoanneG, who says in her profile info, "Looking forward to half-timing in our Roadtrek! Still working full time but getting out to the wilds as often as possible!" Sounds like you have a good plan, there, Joanne. Do you have a blog? If so, let me know so I can check it out.
From Me and My Dog, have a great Thursday, everyone! :)