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A bald eagle we spotted at Crescent Beach the other day.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Port Townsend, Washington.

Where are they going next? Somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve at the beach!

We didn't have far to go yesterday, only 48 miles. As soon as we got to Port Lavaca, we stopped at the Walmart to do a little last minute grocery shopping and buy an emergency supply of beer. Wouldn't want to run out of beer during Christmas at the beach!

Got up to the cash, and the beer wouldn't go through. The cashier couldn't figure it out, until she remembered that you can't buy beer here until after noon on a Sunday. Who thinks up these ridiculous laws?

But, it was almost 11:30am, so we went and sat in Sherman for a half an hour and I went back to get the beer at noon.

We're obviously getting close to Mexico!

My two favorite beers!

Crossing the bridge to Port Lavaca.

Yesterday's drive, 48 miles (77 kms).

There they are!

Friends Lorne and Sue are also here. They are from Manitoba, and we met them last year when we drove from Cabri, SK back to Ottawa. During the summer, they run the concession at a Manitoba Provincial Park. They also keep a blog at A Place Called Away

Sherman, parked at the beach for Christmas at GPS 28.555726, -96.524071.

It was a beautiful day yesterday!

Best day that we've had so far this trip. Temperature was about 71F (22C), no wind to speak of. 

Sherman, all by himself.

We sat our with the crew and got caught up on things.

By late afternoon, the wind had picked up and things started to cool off as a cold front moved in for the next couple of days.

Our view out the windshield at sunset.

We were invited over to Lorne and Sue's for a Christmas Eve party with their friends Ed and Lessie. Lots of good food, and then a few rousing rounds of LRC, the dice game. We played with quarters, and Ruth and I walked away $1.50 to the good! 

Lots of laughs with Lessie, Sue, Ruth, Lorne, and Ed.

Group shot... Sue, Lessie, Ruth, Ed, Kevin, Lorne.

Merry Christmas from Kevin and Ruth!

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24 comments:

  1. A nice way to spend Christmas eve, with friends on the beach. Also nice that you met up with Lorne and Sue, a great couple, we hope to see them later this winter in the desert.

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    1. Yes, it was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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  2. Merry Christmas. Wish I was there! Hopefully next year.

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    1. Thank you Duncan. We hope that you had a Merry Christmas as well and hopefully you will be here next year.

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  3. Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Dianne, we wish you and John the same. :-)

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  4. Merry Christmas to you as well. Love the beach view and warmth it is - 24 here with windchill of -31 yikes!

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    1. And Merry Christmas to you as well!

      The beach view was great but other than the first afternoon of our arrival here the weather hasn't been so nice. Extremely windy and chilly. Today it is raining so we are headed further south. And least our chilly weather here is way better than your cold weather there. Yikes that is cold!!!

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  5. Merry Christmas! That's a very nice camping spot. Care to share your GPS location?

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well Cam. It isn't a bad camping spot but the weather is very agreeable right now so we are headed on down the road. Kevin just added the GPS co-ordinates to this blog post. Normally Kevin puts them after we have left. We don't like to be crowded in. ;-)

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  6. Christmas on the beach? What more could you ask for!!! We're also having warm temps a little further west of you in Yuma, Az. Who needs snow and cold temps to feel festive? Not us!

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    1. It a perfect spot for Christmas and we enjoyed our time for Christmas but the weather has changed so we are moving on.

      Nope, we don't need the snow and cold to enjoy the Christmas!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you two. Been enjoying your travels all year long.

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    1. Thank you, we did enjoy our Christmas. We hope that you enjoyed yours as well. And thank you so much for following along throughout the year.

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  8. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Merry Christmas Ruth and Kevin. Safe travels!!

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    1. It was, thank you! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas too. :-)

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  9. Merry Christmas,from Florida ..... Barry,Jeannie and Maggie May :)

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    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas to the three of you as well. We hope you had a wonderful day.

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  10. Late Merry Christmas! What a beautiful spot to park, looks like a fun night

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    1. Thanks for the Christmas greetings, we had a good one. It was a nice place to park until the weather started to get a little nasty, we have since moved on.

      Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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