From Titusville, FL

This being Thanksgiving, there wasn’t much traffic on the roads.  I glory in the change of scenery and the warmth.  This is the first Thanksgiving ever where I wore short sleeves and shorts to dinner!

Still in Georgia

Still in Georgia

Welcome to Florida: the sunshine state

Welcome to Florida: the sunshine state

Mark even dared to drive through Jacksonville instead of taking the belt loop, and there was no problem.

Mark even dared to drive through Jacksonville instead of taking the belt loop, and there was no problem.

Palm trees along the highway

Palm trees along the highway

The cats enjoyed having the front door open for a while as we set up camp.

The cats enjoyed having the front door open for a while as we set up camp.  (Kimba’s on a lower step behind Dobby.)

The view from the campground

The view from the campground

We are right next door to Cape Canaveral.  You can see the white launch pad across the water.

We are right next door to Cape Canaveral. You can see the white launch pad across the water.

The thing I’m most thankful for today is getting to spend Thanksgiving with family.  My cousin, Steve, and his family live in Orlando, about a forty-five-minute drive from our campsite.  I remember last Thanksgiving when we were setting up for opening day at the Christmas tree lot.  That’s not a good way to spend a holiday that is supposed to bring families together.

Steve answering the door

Steve answering the door

His wife, Bernice, prepared the most delicious, homemade Thanksgiving dinner!

His wife, Bernice, prepared the most delicious, homemade Thanksgiving dinner!

Steve and Bernice have two sons.  This is the older son, Jacob, and his girlfriend, Michelle.

Steve and Bernice have two sons. This is the older son, Jacob, and his girlfriend, Michelle.

Behind Steve and me is their younger son, Thomas.

Behind Steve and me is their younger son, Thomas.  (It got a little chilly in the evening so I put on a shawl.)

The cute little gingerbread cookies were made by Steve.  Everything else was made by Bernice.  We feasted!

The cute little gingerbread cookies were made by Steve. Everything else was made by Bernice. We feasted!

We had a wonderful evening of fellowship with them.  We figured out that the last time I saw them was probably at my grandmother’s funeral in 1997.  Steve and my son, Jamey, set up a Skype video chat so I could see my family back home and they could talk with Steve and Bernice as well as Mark and me.


Yesterday I asked you to tell me what you’re thankful for today and a couple of you responded.

Denise, I am thankful for so many things, a house that has a gas fireplace and a wood burning stove to keep me warm (and those that come to visit) on these cold, cold days, my health which I’m extremely grateful for so I can do the things I do at my age, I’m slower but have no problems being ambulatory and I can still drive.  I don’t go as far as I once did, but I certainly have no problems driving.   I have a healthy family who I’m able to see and a son who comes for breakfast every morning, and does my chicken chores in the mornings for me, and he checks on me each and every day just to make sure I’m okay and if I need anything done.   I am so blessed.  And I have wonderful friends.
Love,
Delores

Betty said:

We are thankful for:
God’s Grace
Our salvation
Christian parents
Healthy families
Retirement from 40+ years in the corporate world
Opportunity to meet, greet, and play (work) at Dollywood
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

1 thought on “From Titusville, FL

  1. Love you! Glad you were with family and not on the road! I’m thankful for many, many things! The list would go on forever! Short list: His sacrifice at the #cross, His holy bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17, family, friends, health, all that is nature, my home, my freedom, retirement, knowing that there’s so much more in store, the fact that He finds purpose in my life and His #promise to return for us!

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