We have never done a special Xmas post, so now’s the time! Hope everyone had a lovely time – we sure did! Here are some photos taken of our trailer, the kittens, us, Xmas eve dinner, as well as Xmas day breakfast & dinner.
We don’t really have room to store lots of Xmas decorations, so we put a red bow on Lou Ann. Here you can see the setting we’re in with the truck parked behind the trailer – amongst flowering bushes (the purple one next to the trailer attracts hummingbirds and butterflies).
Here are a few others showing the lovely spot we’re in. You might notice the palm trees are blowing like crazy. It’s maybe not quite as nice as you might think out there!
We also managed to get out for a walk Wednesday, though it was terribly windy all day (but mild – with high 20 C).
This little Kestrel is hanging on for dear life to the wire, with his feathers blowing around. Pretty little fellow isn’t he?
The butterfly place was closed, so we went back to Bentsen. On each side of the gate, 3′ red cement block walls have been erected in a checkerboard pattern and when it’s sunny, it is a great place for a green spiny lizard to sun itself without being preyed upon.
And here is my Xmas bird photo – red and green! (Tried to get a cardinal in a green tree, but it didn’t cooperate!)
This is the “piece de resistance” an Eastern Screech Owl in its natural habitat – no wonder they’re so hard to find!
Xmas eve is our time with Brian (my brother who lives in the same condo complex as we do) – so this is our traditional dinner, first shrimp coctail.
Then steak, baked potato (Bill didn’t wait until I put the salad down) but without chocolate mousse. Instead we drank rum and eggnog. But no Brian (boo hoo).
Here are some shots inside the trailer:
From the front door, looking down the length of the trailer to the bedroom.
Looking right as you enter, we keep our toaster up in a top cupboard, along with storage in the white basket.
Here is Bill’s computer station as well as our kitchen table. Good place for Bill to be able to use the TV as a 2nd monitor for his work.
Here’s our bathroom – well, sink and toilet room – with shower across the hall (which contains kitty litter box when not in use). Toilet is on the right wall where you can’t see it, but across from the toilet paper!
The kitties on the bed.
And the little picture from cousin Karen!
Here I am Xmas morning, preparing 2 different breakfasts.
…then Bill gets bacon and biscuits (he has his with maple syrup), while I have eggs Benedict – accompanied by champagne. I only have about 1 1/2′ X 1 1/2′ surface for preparation so stuff everywhere!
It was terribly windy, so we stayed in all day. Our dinner on Xmas day was roast chicken, stuffing and broccoli with cheese sauce.
We even got Xmas presents (though we bought them for our trailer: a new vacuum cleaner, a separate set of tools to fit it and a key blank for the Airstream (which we had to order from them). Both arrived Xmas eve day. So very exciting don’t you think!?
With eggnog in hand, a toast to all from Lois & Bill!