Alright, enough messing around. Time to get back on the road and back to work! We had a very lovely Christmas with Mr. Trucker's sister and her family in Daytona Beach, FL. But first, we had to get through...
|"Oh look!", I says to Mr. Trucker, "They root for the Packers".|
"No honey", he says, "That's for the Georgia Bulldogs".
Here are some other sights from Georgia:
|A peach, I presume.|
|Would you believe they're harvesting cotton here? In December?|
|Yup, that's right! Bacon County.|
|Mr. Trucker's been trying to tell me that the South has a pharmacy|
chain called "Fred's", and I always figured he was pulling my leg.
|"So, where do YOU go to school?"|
"Okefenokee Technical College. Studying Swamp History."
|For some reason, I always though Spanish Moss was only in|
Louisiana. But I was wrong!
|Home of the Daytona 500|
|Here we are at last!|
|Hey look! The ocean up ahead!|
|Cool. Surf's up!|
|Hey honey! What are you doing? We can't drive down there!|
The first thing Mr. Trucker wanted to do was drive down ON the beach, which apparently you can do in Daytona (don't tell the rental car company). It was a blast!
|He's so proud of himself!|
Christmas morning was a whirlwind of present opening...
|The nieces and nephews in a frenzy of unwrapping.|
|Mom & Dad videotaping.|
|Even Tara the dog got a new collar and a "pheasant".|
You could have knocked me over with a feather when Mr. Trucker's sister handed me a package that had been mailed to me at their address by my dear friend Polly in Green Bay. I felt so loved and special!
One of the big hits of the day was the "farting putty" that Mr. Trucker and I had bought each of the kids at the Dollar store.
We had a lot of fun over the weekend, and had two really warm days of sunny skies and temps in the high 60's and low 70's before it turned really cold (for Florida, that is). We played a ton of Euchre and enjoyed good food and a wine tasting. Some of my hats were even in demand...
|New friend Alyssa looks cute in a Newsboy hat that I just got|
a new recipe for.
|My previously shown slouch hat on niece Josie. She never took it off!|
Well, all good things must come to an end and our holiday ended Tuesday morning when we had to say goodbye to our hosts and head back out over the road. The good news is that we have remained in the south, having been in Florida and Alabama for the last two days, where it is quite warm! We've managed to avoid all the snowstorms we keep hearing about, and that is fine with me!
|Here's something you won't see in Wisconsin in December:|
an outdoor fruit stand.
|Mr. Trucker is so happy because he scored some boiled green peanuts,|
which is a southern delicacy.
Today's Silly Sounding Place Name: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.