It was funny when we got back to the RV last night – we pulled up and all got excited saying “home, sweet home” kind of funny that truly home can be “where you park it”. After 7 weeks, we are beginning to adjust to our new life.
Friday am, no alarm clocks and no work today! And we really are not “Black Friday” people. Plus if I go buy stuff there really is no where to put things. We don’t need anything and I don’t have any desire to fight the crowds for bargains on stuff we don’t even need. Definitely not knocking those that make black Friday an event – just not for me especially this year! We did see lots of people at the mall when we came home last night.
Kids and I headed out to Carla’s. The traffic for black Friday was crazy around the mall. It took us a while to get through the 3 main lights but it wasn’t too bad. We did make 1 stop for me to get a Starbuck’s, yummy! Steve went to work with Jim, the neighbor, so Carla was at home alone. Jim is a contractor and needed some assistance from Steve on replacing some windows and siding on a house he is working on. Steve enjoys helping Jim and loves woodworking plus it was a nice day outside. Overcast but warm. I finished laundry at Carla’s – the kids played pool, Dawson stayed back on the RV to study - he hasn’t done it much since we have been on the road and he thought it would would be good to use some of his day today to do that. Summer stayed with Dawson.
I also walked Summer around Carla’s awesome neighborhood – it was so nice out – little cloudy but warm. I didn’t even wear my jacket I had with me. Just a light long sleeve shirt and at home they are having an ICE storm! Sorry KC – but so glad I’m not hassling with ICE today. Once back at the house, Carla and I sat at the kitchen table and enjoyed some fun conversations about life, people, places and many other things, while my final load of laundry dried in the dryer. Carla, she is a dear soul and so sweet to many. When the dryer timer buzzed, I carried the laundry out to the living room floor and started folding. Again, sweet Carla joined me on the floor and helped me fold it all too. She is so funny and so sweet to help me. She talked about not knowing what it is like to laundry for 5. Same as doing it for 2….just more of it and probably do it more often.
It was so fun to see her and just catch up again. The kids and I left Carla’s around 5. Steve had just gotten home and him and Carla had a party to attend that night. We carried our now clean final loads of laundry out to the car, grabbed the rest of our belongings and said good bye for today. On the way back to the campground the kids convinced me to stop and get them Freddy’s for dinner drive thru style. We called to see if Dawson wanted anything but he didn’t. We got it to go and ate back here on the RV.
Our evening plans – the Kids wanted to chill out and relax for a while – let it get nice and dark outside and then go to the Speedway for the Christmas Light Extravaganza…..sounds like a great plan. We headed to the speedway lights around 7:45. It was pretty amazing how you experience the entire place. My personal favorite was driving on the track especially around turns 1 and 2. The bank is so high…..it really is crazy to see it and feel on the track in a minivan!!! GO FERCHO’S! The lights were awesome and the beginning was themed to the 12 Days of Christmas. It was all coordinated with music and there was a holiday fair in the middle of the track for the weekend. It had a petting zoo, camel right, carriage rides, train ride, bouncy house, bouncy slide, craft fair, food court, campfires with smores, and a live navitity scene. It was really pretty cool. And there was a drive in area playing “Home Alone” - that we stopped to watch for awhile before we drove the rest of the track and under the grandstand, all outlined with many different holiday light themes.
It was impressive and seemed to last forever. We had a great time and it was a good way to get us into the holiday spirit for Christmas! I was ready to call it a night and once again when we got back to the RV we all were glad to be home and ready to go to bed! It was a fun and enjoyable day together!
Here is to some Holiday Cheer! Night all!
Tiffany & Crew