A couple of RVs have a lighted pattern projector with lights projecting on the sides. Another has a 5' pole with a string of lights in the center and other lights strung at angles from the top of the center pole diagonally to the ground creating an illusion of a tree of lights, especially pretty after the sun goes down. One RV side of us has colorful lights strung around their awning. One on the other side of us has wreaths, garland and candy canes.
Jesus is the reason for the season; we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas with Blessings to All!
My candy cane garden flag is hung on one of our bare walls. I slid the pocket opening through the rung of a slacks hanger. In the triangle portion below the hook of the hanger and above the flag, I hung an angel made of beads. It fits perfectly in that space.
|Angel made of beads|
|My special snowman globe Sister ornament|
|Olde World Santa ornament with glitter accents hangs flat against the wall.|
|Hanging Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus ornaments|
|Clothes of Santa's helpers on the line in the laundry room|
|Santa windsock is blowing in the wind through our screen room.|
|Christmas tree in the clubhouse|
|Close-up of Christmas Kabobs -- Mini brownies, marshmallow and |
strawberry with swirls of chocolate syrup
|Beautiful bracelet, earrings and a polka-dot cooler|
received in the gift exchange
|Floor mat received in gift exchange|
Dinner was at 4PM. The jellied cranberry sauce went over so well for Thanksgiving, I decided to do that again. The other item I chose is a chocolate cake. So far, it looks like there will be a nice turn out with a good variety of food choices, i.e. turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, desserts, and much more.
|A glimpse of the food table...|
Besides enjoying many Christmas shows on television, including the Disney Christmas earlier today, December has held a variety of activities.
Much Needed Bath
December 6th our baby, the RV, that is, got a bath! What a difference it made! We had cleaned the front of it when we were at Blue Mesa Ranch near Gunnison, Colorado. During that cleaning, we had to remove a lot of bugs we had picked up in our travels. This time it was the humidity here in Florida creating a lot of mildew spots. The maintenance man here at the park did a real fine job.
|After baby's bath...|
You heard right. We learned one morning that a bear had visited the park. Bears like to feed on the berries found on some of the palm trees. He left a pile of evidence along the south drive, including all of the berries he had eaten from the palm trees. The south drive is the one I refer to as the "shady lane" because one side has a lot of trees and brush along a fence row making it somewhat shady.
We are told that bears do wander into parts of the city of Ocala. They are removed to other parts of the National Forest where the bears and people are safe. Apparently, some are dropped not far from here where they eventually make their way back into the National Forest.
Trimming the Tree...
One morning while walking Angel, we heard the sound of a chain saw. A tree trimmer was high in the pines trimming out a couple of dead limbs. One of the larger dead limbs had already been hoisted to the ground.
While reading and catching up on some other blogs, we have learned that the area outside of Ehrenberg that we left in January of this year (2017) had a visit from a group of Rangers, four or five. Their message to the boondockers was that they are now enforcing the two-week rule. They came in to the area to check license plates and to let the people know if they are still there at the end of two weeks, they will issue tickets to people violating the two-week stay rule.
In case you are wondering whether they have options, yes, they do. It is still free, but technically, they will have to move 25 miles away every two weeks or to a different national forest, or other BLM land.
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