I have decided you would have to be really, really dumb to get caught in a speed trap down here. Two different times when driving north on I-65 we have seen one of those "information" signs along the way that actually says "Drive Careful, Troopers Ahead." So, if you get caught, you deserve to be caught!
We went to a great show at the South Baldwin Community Theater on Sunday, Dec. 11th - "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" http://www.sbct.biz/2011-2012-schedules-synopse/the-best-christmas-pageant.html If you have never read the story or seen a video of it, I would urge you to do so. It's quite funny and very touching at the end. Brought tears to my eyes. There were many talented young people in this cast and it was a pleasure to watch!
We went to a great Christmas Festival at the First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores http://www.fbcgulf.com/ on Sunday, Dec. 18th. What a production! They had an adult choir, a children's choir, an orchestra, an organ and four grand pianos. Many talented people did solos as well. Very uplifting and wonderful to experience.
We have started rehearsals for our next Variety Show at the RV Resort. I will be singing a solo of two verses of Amazing Grace. I was going to do it a cappella, but the pianist has one of those great keyboards where she can make it sound like anything and she asked if I wanted to sing it with bagpipes. I tried it and it sounds really great that way, so that's what we are going with.
We are going to attend a Candlelight Service at our church on Christmas Eve and then go play cards with friends of ours in the RV resort. We have learned two new card games from them already - Sequence (which is a board game played with cards) and Nickel Nickel (which I think is some form of Rummy). We have lots of fun with them.
Christmas Day we will have a dish-to-pass dinner at the RV resort. Hopefully it won't rain that day.
We have had three days of rain in a row this week. And when it rains down here it POURS! This afternoon there was quite a thunder-boomer with lots of lightning. An impressive show, let me tell you. So now we have "waterfront property" at our campsite. It is supposed to be clear the next two days so we are hopeful that it will dry up (before it rains again on Sunday!)
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year!