MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OCALA FLORIDA!
We moved from Silver Springs to Ross Prairie Greenway Campground for Christmas with D&S. Christmas Eve Service at the College Road Baptist Church was festive and yet meaningful - Christmas Carols, scripture readings and a wonderful choir. The extremely talented choir director sang, “Mary, Did You Know” almost as good as Mark Lowry!
Guess what? Santa found us on Christmas Day! I didn’t think he would be able to, but he must have tracked us by his GPS! I got a bright blue spatula with big white polka dots! H got RV toilet paper!!! There is always a bag of coal that is passed around the Trout family and this year was H’s turn to end up with it! A couple of years ago it was mine!! It was fun to spend time with D’s son, and Terry the Judge and her husband John. J still has his little white beard and still wears bright red and white striped socks for the holiday!!
Thursday, my nephew Rich and his wife Susan brought their son Brady and came up to visit us from Lakeland. Rich is a farmer from Indiana and is down on vacation. Of course we gave them lots of ideas on things to do and see! And of course we took them to the headsprings at Rainbow Springs to experience the awesome sight and to see the Christmas lights but we were too early. They were getting ready to close and then were to re open in another hour for the lights. The lady let us in to just go see the springs. Susan was not going to be able to walk up and down the hills again so we chose not to return but instead went to find a nice place for a pleasant dinner. HA! We ended up at KFC – but Brady was happy with it!
Our Amaryllis is growing and budding out already. I pulled “her” out from the dark the week we left home. 3 weeks later she is about a foot tall and has 4 buds at various stages. Soon she’ll have vibrant coral color and then beautiful full blooms! And yes, our Christmas tree looks great sitting on the place of honor on the dining room table! It has done us well, since it is the same one we got when we headed for Texas back in 2007! If you want to see it – SPTB and SPFB!! The Christmas ones!