Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Go West 2

Thanksgiving was great.  Hilary and Richard made a traditional meal with all the fixin's.  Mark and Julia, their friends, joined us.  Julia is from Edinburgh and they are redoing their wedding vows over Christmas break.  Traditional Scottish wedding with men in kilts (jealous).  On Friday played 9 holes of golf with Hilary and Richard at Hank Haney's short course.  Low 60's (temp not my score), sunny.  Nice.  Saturday I played again by myself while Monica and Hilary shopped.  Sunday we went to the Dallas Aboritum to see a display of over 500 Nativity Scenes (creches).  Truly amazing and uplifting to see how many different visions people have had of the glorious Nativity mystery.  My favorite was a set made from the ashes from the Mt. St. Helena eruption. Pics below. Click on pictures for a better view.

Table set for the feast

Richard the carver

Plated and ready

Day after Thanksgiving at the links

Dallas Arboritum

1 of 500 creches

What a gordious house!  Dallas Arboritum

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Go West 1

Reporting on trip West.  We left R'ville late on Fri., Nov 16.  To Harrisburg, PA first day.  Day 2 we wandered thru Virginia using many side roads.  Picturesque rolling hills with a touch of late fall. Nite 2 stayed in Lynchburg, VA.  Nite 3 made it to mid-Tennessee between Knoxville and Nashville.  On to Little Rock, AK. for nite 4.  Made it to Dallas on Tuesday.  Pleasant trip with nice sites.  Long trip.  See some pics below.

What the sky looks like in Arkansas

It's still fall in Texas

This long trip can berry you!

So far its been a great trip.  Looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with Hilary and Richard.  Some time here, then on to the Rockies!