Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Whether you’re at home having a meal with family, sharing a meal with friends in an RV park, or are going out to dinner someplace, I hope you have a wonderful time. And I hope you take a moment or two to think about all that we have to be thankful for. There is a lot of division in our country right now, but no matter which side of the issues you are on, there is no denying the fact that we live in the greatest country in the world.
If there is one thing that Terry and I miss from our days as fulltime RVers, it is the opportunity to see so many of the friends that we made in the years we were roaming around the country from border to border and ocean to ocean.
Sometimes new fulltimers are afraid that they will not have any friends to connect with once they are out on the road but they quickly learn just the opposite. Before you know it you will have friends all over the place and you will be amazed how many times you will cross paths and unexpectedly meet up with somebody you met in a campground 1,000 miles away. Or how many friends you will see again at an RV rally. Not to mention the times you arrange to meet with somebody by email, on social media, or with a phone call.
That doesn’t happen now that we are off the road. But we have been fortunate in that several of our RVing friends have stopped by to visit since we bought our place here in Florida. Yesterday two very special people, Russ and Debbie Davis, came by to take us to lunch. I think the last time we saw them was at an Escapees rally at the Pima County Fairgrounds, in Tucson, Arizona. They have a daughter and a son who both live in the Saint Augustine area and are in Florida visiting them and they were kind enough to come see us, too.
We gave them a tour of our house and spent some time catching up on what all has been happening in our respective lives, then went to Goodrich Seafood for lunch. Goodrich is a local place, tucked away on a back road Off of U.S. Highway 1, that most of the tourists never even know about. They have no idea what they are missing, because the food is delicious. We ate on the back deck overlooking the river and spent a couple of hours talking and swapping lies before Russ and Debbie had to take off. Here is a picture someone took of us after we got done eating. Thanks for coming and seeing us, Russ and Debbie, we enjoyed it!
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It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Birdsongs, the first book in my friend Jason Deas’ excellent Benny James mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell