Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas 2009

24March 012 - Copy Greetings to all of our family and friends during this 2009 Christmas season.  It been a busy year for us and we thought we would share a few of the highlights. We started the year in AZ and our plan is to end the year in Pasadena CA to watch the Rose Bowl Parade on January 1, 2010. Our 5th wheel has been our home 042 - Copyfor most of the year; 235 nights were spent boondocking (no hook-ups).  It one of our favorite ways to live and has taken us to wonderful places across the western U.S. such as high in the Big Horn Mountains in WY, the Olympic Peninsula along the Pacific Ocean in Washington, near Moran Junction in the Tetons and many desert locations in AZ.

16July 004 - Copy (2)It has also taken us to see our three sons and families. In May we visited Brent and Donna and grandchildren Stephen, Katie, Michael, Anne, Libby and Madeleine in Ames, IA. In June we stayed near Lake in the Hills IL. to be with Eric and Cheri, Ryan and Jessica and then in July we traveled westward. 12March 006 - Copy At the end of August we were in Lynnwood, WA with Alison and Isaac while Josh and Sarah were on an overseas trip. (Last month we received the news that Josh and Sarah will welcome another child into their family next summer; our eleventh grandchild!)

021 - CopyIn March Jackie and Butch came to Yuma, AZ to see Joanne, Chuck and Jan. Eric’s family, also, stopped in for a visit while they were on spring break. When we were at the farm in IA in June, Josh and Brent’s families came to see us. Also, at the end of June the Riesselman’s, Herb and Dolores, Linda and Richard, Glen and Mary Anne and Ron and Scarlet gathered. In November Jan flew from Las Vegas to IA to visit her parents in their new home, an assisted living facility, The Swan House in Carroll IA.

We continue to enjoy hiking and have had a wonderful time roaming the mountain and desert trails. We have been so very fortunate to have met so many wonderful friends in this lifestyle. We thank God daily for our family and friends and the many gifts in our lives.

             Chuck and Jan

          Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy and Successful 2010.


Jim and Bobbie said...

What a lovely post you wrote today! We've enjoyed reading your post each time and "traveling" along with you. See you in Q. Bobbie

Nancy said...

what a great year you've had. Wishing you the best for 2010.
Nancy and Jerry

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