LET'S GO HOME FOR CHRISTMAS? - The whole time we were in Columbus from Nov. 27th thru the 15th of December we may have seen the sun 3 times. Every other day it rained and temps were in the low to mid 40's. On Monday the 14th our galley remodel project was coming to an end and we knew we would have to hang around until New Years for miscellaneous parts and pieces to arrive so 1st Mate suggested - " I want to go home for Christmas" at which the Captain replied "why don't you do that - get a ticket and fly home." "No, I mean I want the three of us to go home for Christmas" (slight hesitation) and then the Captain said "Sure, why not!" We left on Friday the 18th driving 17 hours straight and stayed thru the 26th returning to Columbus on the 27th. Temps were mild, we got 8" of snow on Christmas Eve and the whole week was like living in a Christmas Card - priceless.
Izzy's packed and ready to go home for Christmas
Got the decorations out and got a tree up even though we knew it would be only a week (kicked it to the curb on the 26th) - look Mom - the blockhead snowmen you made with your own two loving hands are adorning the fireplace (I accidently said to her this year that I thought Dad had some part in making them - boy did I hear from her on that one).
Get the shovels out - 8" of snow Christmas Eve and it's the lite fluffy stuff.
Izzy loves it!
Christmas Day turned to rain and the lite fluffy stuff became snowman making material. Izzy helped make this one.
The week was great - lots of visits with kids, grandkids and neighbors and Christmas cheer (maybe too much cheer). Izzy got to hike in the woods, on the lake, play with kids, her sister Kelly, dog friends, Buddy, Cisco, Abby, Tucker, Daisy and Etta and it took several days to recover once we got back to the boat.