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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 - Christmas week and green parrots

A beautiful sunset looking down our street just 2 days before Christmas.

Our guard dog on "duty" on his bed. ;-)

On Christmas Day, we were invited to go to a delicious Christmas Brunch with Jack and Marilyn - friends from Missouri - and some of their friends. Unfortunately Marilyn and her sister were not feeling good so we were just a group of six. Take notice of the beautiful creche at the restaurant in the background. That is one thing we love about Christmastime in the Rio Grande Valley... That Jesus IS the reason for the season. Everywhere you go for the month of December you are wished a "Merry Christmas" and not a "Happy Holiday" like in the PC Pennsylvania. I've never had a Walmart check-out clerk in PA tell me "Merry Christmas" but here in the Valley, that is what you hear. City Parks have manger scenes in them - wouldn't find that in PA!

Below is a zoom view on my iphone of a couple of our green parrots sitting in our neighbor's Live Oak tree. The picture is a little grainy and the parrots blend into the tree, but I hope you can see the three birds. If not, try clicking on the photo to enlarge it. The parrots are like clock work. They come twice a day... early morning 6 AM and in the afternoon at 4 PM. They stick around in the area for about 2 hours morning and evening and then they move on. They make such a noisy racket which causes Homer to bark at them as they are flying around the park. My goal for this winter is to get a better photo of them using my camera rather than my iphone.

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