…And I missed it!
Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day – Family Time!
The big day finally arrived, when we could actually board Big Blue and go someplace, although not nearly far enough. We would drive to Stockton, about a 20 mile drive, and spend the day and the next, and return home Saturday.
As usual, I had to have the coach just so, due to my acute case of vanity. I washed the roof with soap and brush on Monday, the rear cap and one side on Tuesday, and finished on Wednesday. I spent about two hours each day, which, in my old age, is about the extent of my work endurance for a day.
On Thursday, we loaded our stuff for a couple nights aboard, and headed for Craig’s Castle. Dinner would be served about 1700 hours, which likely meant about 1800 hours. When this lovely family gets together, time is a very fluid thing, and designated times have little real meaning. The big dinner did begin about 1800, but I wasn’t there. Nope. I stayed in the coach as everyone met at Laura’s home, a couple miles from Craig’s. Laura is Craig’s significant other.
In the process of washing the coach roof, I managed to trip over a part of the TV antenna (which is folded flat on the roof), and fell. I’m lucky I didn’t fall off the roof, which is 12 feet from the asphalt RV lot! I managed to bruise my ribs, and they were very sore for a few days. Added to that is my bum knee that is due for another cortisone shot, and is also pretty painful. So, after all the washing the prior days, and the big job (for an old man) of loading the coach, I was feeling pretty poorly and opted to stay in the coach while everyone else headed to the Thanksgiving feast.
Big Blue parked for Thanksgiving at Craig’s Castle in Stockton.
I don’t mind being alone, and certainly enjoyed the evening solitude a lot more than if I’d been with 16 other people while feeling so sore. Still, I didn’t miss out entirely; my dear Lavonne brought home a huge portion for me. I feasted on wonderful Thanksgiving fare the next day, and was more than well fed.
Dale, so sorry to hear about your fall! Yes, you were VERY LUCKY that you didn’t fall OFF of the roof!
We stayed home instead of doing a family thing because we have colds and we didn’t want to spread the germs. Besides, I was hacking and nose blowing so much, I felt that they would appreciate that I didn’t go. No turkey, instead, boneless pork loin slow roasted, real mashed potatoes and my home made gravy. That roast was SO MUCH better than any old dried out turkey! LOL
I hope that your Christmas will go much better! Looking forward to that blog and your SEARCH FOR SUNSHINE in January.
Hi Sandy –
It was good to hear from you. But not so good to know you both missed getting together with family and friends on Thanksgiving. Surely your Christmas will be better.
Thanks for the good wishes. I’m still very sore from that fall, and rib pain seems to flare up no matter how or what I move. But in time it’ll all heal, I’m sure.
Yep, I’ll be back to blogging about our Christmas and again for my January trip into Texas and probably deep into southern Texas.
Thanks for the visit.