Thursday 23 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving # 2

So us Canadian Snowbirds get to experience a very unique situation as we travel the southern states.  We get to have 2 Thanksgivings every year, and believe me we need 2 because we have a lot to be thankful for.  Our first one was on October 9th before we left Canada and the 2nd is today.  We thank God every day for our awesome family and friends and we were reminded again yesterday with the arrival of our newest little grand daughter Emma, that life is good and we can count our blessings.  We are thankful because we have the health to travel and experience the beauty of this earth.   It all comes with some drawbacks, and one of them is not being with family on special occasions.

Today we were reminded about how great the world actually is and how people who hardly know you care.  Texas is truly a friendly state.  We have mentioned in previous post a couple named Tom and Norma who we met through Brian and Gloria.  Tom has fallen in love with Charlie, so Charlie was invited to their house for thanksgiving.  Sue and I were allowed to tag along as well!!   They had a few of their friends over for a great dinner and we were thrilled to be there.  We commented that we have traveled 2000 miles to a place where we knew no one, and within 2 weeks were dining with some people who we now call our friends.  Thanks so much for including us in your gathering Tom and Norma, and we promise we will always look you up when we are down this way.

They have a beautiful house in a beautiful yard.  Makes one want to put down roots.

So I have to tell you a little story about how special we feel.  Tom has told me about the orange tree that is a bit sacred in their yard.  NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE gets to take an orange off of it without Norma's blessing.  Well before we left today, Norma said, go ahead Sue, take one, and one for Lorne too.  Now that is special!!!!!  I will savor that orange tomorrow for breakfast.  Thank you!!!!

Before we went for dinner, Sue did some work on her curtains, and I put up our Santa on the roof.  I think he is a neat touch.  Now for you solar fanatics, he all falls down in a pile in the day so he won't be making any shadows on the panels, and pumps back up in the dark.

As a side note, since I have tilted the panels, we have been reaching 100% charge shortly after noon every day.  Normally we run it down to about 75% each night.  Before tilting we couldn't get over 95% even by sun down.

So tonight Santa was up shining bright.

View from our window today.

Pete standing guard
Our Location tonight:  Magnolia Beach Texas  Boondocking


  1. I love the inflated Santa! So cool.

  2. Was good to meet you and Charlie today, the power of social media is amazing.
    Carol and Rob with the Boxers.

    1. Nice to meet you too. Hope to have a few more chats on the beach. Thanks for finding our blog.

  3. What a great post. How nice of your good friends to invite Charlie to dinner, and you two as well. :D
    You have an amazing spot there and we totally understand the whole tilting panel thing. It is necessary for us down here too when we boondock. Love Santa, can he travel up there or do you put him away when you move? I can just see his deflated flapping!

    1. I need to make a reminder for myself to remove him before we move.


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