Monday, December 26, 2016


Every year we spend our Christmas in the Escapee park in Casa Grande, Arizona.  The people here are our winter family.

Usually we come for a month.  I tend to get very involved in the Christmas plans and get worn out.  This year we just came for 2 weeks.

We were late for the "meet and greet" that first day and before I could say Merry Christmas, I was signed up to make gravy for 100 guests at the Christmas day dinner.  Okay, I can do that.

We put up outside Christmas lights and a very small tree.

Christmas Eve was the Christmas party in the clubhouse.  Finger foods, carols and interesting gift exchanges. 

Mrs. Santa and her friend Joan
Apparently in Arizona, Santa Claus wears shorts.

Approximately 90 people attended.  It was fun.

Doug and I exchange Christmas gifts on Christmas morning.

Christmas dinner is held Christmas afternoon at 2:00.  There was lots and lots of food.  There are many side dishes that we were unaware are traditional Christmas dishes. Tamales?

We had a few friends over Christmas nights for Figgy Pudding and drinks.


This afternoon we met up with our very busy friends, Jan and Bill, for lunch.  We had a lovely lunch and great conversation.

We have a busy week ahead of us and then New Years' Eve.  We leave Casa Grande on the 2nd of January.


Wanderin' said...

Looks like you had a great time! Now that Christmas is behind all of us we can start saying, "Happy New Years"

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Now that is a big Christmas celebration with 90 of your closest friends...minus us of

Linda Sand said...

Glad you got to be "home" for the holidays.

Jan Mains said...

I almost didn't recognize me without the glasses. Enjoyed our time with you. Hopefully, we can manage to squeeze in one more before you head out. Tell Doug the big yank on the handle worked.

stevenjared0853 said...

Lovely Christmas pictures!! Really liked everything. Seems like you all had amazing day. Last Christmas I went to one of event space NYC where a Christmas party was arranged. Went there along with friends and family. Loved and enjoyed a lot.