Last night we attended an early mass at the San Juan Basilica. We really enjoy the mariachi band there, and last night the Christmas songs came to life with the band.
The Priest invited all the children up to the front, and had a message just for the kids. Of course, as adults, we sometimes need to hear the message put simply as well, and all were encouraged.
|Beautiful, life size nativity scene|
After the service, Ed and Marilyn invited us over to their home, to share some of Marilyn's wonderful chile soup. We happily lapped it up, and Teresa said that was the only time she was warm all day.
After supper, our gracious hosts offered us a drink and snacks, while giving us the best chairs in the house !
We enjoyed some good laughs, watching a comedian on their large screen TV.
I shudder to think how Teresa would have coped without the love and support of our amazing friends.
We parted fairly early, because we had set up some skyping time with family.
And that is exactly how we are getting through this holiday without being home.
We skyped and phoned multiple family members last night and this morning, with two more group skypes planned for tonight.
We attended the park Christmas dinner this afternoon, with Ed and Marilyn.
I am happy to report that the meal was simply fabulous, and the hall was very nicely decorated.
It was so nice to have a Christmas meal, without our wives working so hard to prepare it. They have served their families for many years, and deserve a break.
Having said that, I know for sure and for certain, that they would have jumped at the chance to make a Christmas meal for their families once again. Ahhh, the love of a Mom.
|Marilyn and Ed sure do make a|
great looking couple, don't they !!
Tonight we are going back to Ed and Marilyn's beautiful 5th wheel, because our rig is a little too small for company.
Teresa is preparing some appetizers for the get together, and I can guarantee there will be toasts given, laughs heard, and maybe even a few tears shed.
And to everyone who has to travel during this holiday time, please drive carefully.
You have loved ones anxious for your arrival.