Friday, December 9, 2011

Keeping Busy in AL

Hey, ya'll! We've been in Gulf Shores, AL for almost a month now and have been keeping very busy.

Between all the activities at our RV resort and all the activities at our church and all the activities around town we have been enjoying ourselves a lot! 

At our resort, we have had a Welcome Back dish-to-pass, and a Thanksgiving Dinner. I am also in the chorus. Our first Variety Show "Christmas Holidays" is tomorrow evening. We do audience sing-a-longs, skits, readings, and solos as well as women's chorus numbers and men's chorus numbers. I will be doing a solo of "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee." Our next Variety Show will be in January and will be "Country and Favorites." I will be doing "Amazing Grace" a cappella. I do love to sing!

Lynn goes for coffee with the guys Monday - Friday mornings, and I attend Women's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings. I also use their indoor pool and hot tub quite often. Lynn goes on long bike rides with a group of guys and he and I ride bikes through the State Park as well. 

At our church we have had a dish-to-pass Thanksgiving meal on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, when I was privileged to be able to give the sermon for United Methodist Women's Day. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the service.

We also had what they call "Dirty Santa" gift exchange -- where you open a gift and other people can steal it from you when it is their turn to open a gift. I  had to open four gifts before I finally got one I could keep, but one young man had to open 7 or 8 before he got to keep one! It was a lot of fun! And of course they had a dish-to-pass then, too. 

We also put together lots of Christmas boxes for needy children on the Friday before Thanksgiving -- they ended up with 104 boxes which is amazing because it is not that big of a church. It was a lot of fun doing that together, too. 

Some of the things we have done in the area is go to great restaurants for lunch, especially since we bought an entertainment book and get discounts. So much good seafood down here. Yum. And not all of it is fried any more, either!

We also went to Christmas Open Houses at the Gulf Shores Museum, the library and the Civic Center where we listened to the Mobile Quintet as well as Brent Burns who is a local entertainer. He is always quite funny. 

We went to the Gulf Shores Christmas Parade on December 3. Gee, I wonder why they don't have one of those in Unadilla? BRRR

On Dec. 4 we went to St. Andrew's By The Sea (church) to listen to their Christmas Program, A Service of Carols and Readings,  which featured their chancel choir and their hand bell choir. Beautiful.

Dec. 5 we went to hear the Baldwin Pops Band at the Foley Civic Center for their Christmas program. That was wonderful as well. 

I guess that catches us up on everything. I hope everyone is having a good winter so far. I know we are!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are having a good time down there. Lots of activities to keep you occupied. I'm looking out the window at a snow covered lawn. Cold day with lots of sunshine, which is nice. We got our Christmas tree today at the Kattellville Athletic Association in Chenango Forks. Patti is not too thrilled with it, as the pickings were thin due to the "lateness" of our getting it. I believe it is fine. Love you and miss you, Dan.