Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Taking Christmas Down

Well it is over for another year! Isn’t it funny how there seems to be such a build up to Christmas and then when the last package is unwrapped it seems to be over. I hate to see it end because I love the lights and soft colors they produce both inside and outside. However, all good things must come to an end. Today Mike and I took down our tree and other decorations in the motorhome. It was a great occasion to do a really good cleaning of the motorhome so we did just that. We dusted, swept, packed up seasonal items and put back out the things that normally stay out in the motorhome. Everything looks pretty clean and ready for our next journey in a few days. We have been sitting now for about two months and I understand the term “hitchitch” so much better now. We have really enjoyed being in the Pine Mountain area and near our son for these past two months but we are looking forward to exploring new areas. We plan to travel to Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, Alabama and stay in this area for awhile. We look forward to meeting several folks that we have gotten to know via the internet……forums, blogs and facebook. It will be nice to put actual bodies and faces to these good folks. Being an Escapees Park we know there will be lots of activities that we can join in on and get to know many new folks. We are also hoping for some warmer weather but so far this winter they have had their fair share of cooler temps also. We will just hope for the best.

We certainly hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and doing the things that have the most meaning for you. We certainly had a good one and once again managed to create many new memories that we will cherish of being together as a family.

Thank you for joining us on our journey and hope to report some interesting discoveries from lower Alabama (Gulf Shores area) in the near future.


  1. The end of Christmas at least ends all of the hustle bustle. I always try every year to make things easier on myself, and never seem to manage. :) We'll be looking forward to checking on your blog to see where you are and what you are up to! Have fun.

  2. safe travels and happy new adventures to you and yours!!..and yes it is nice to clean up after Christmas..!!

  3. You are a step ahead of me. I haven't taken down the Christmas Tree yet, but will do that in the next day or so as we too get ready to travel.

    Enjoy is a great place. Tell everyone there we said Hi.


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