We left Gulf Shores, Alabama at 5 am on Dec. 21st for the sixteen hour drive to Wisconsin. Our fifth wheel stayed behind, as it is too cold in Wisconsin to bring him along for Christmas. We stayed a few nights at our son Eric's house and a few night's at my mom's house with Korey and Cathryn. The drive was long, but uneventful. We arrived in Wisconsin around 9 pm on Wednesday night and saw plenty of snow on the ground.
Korey and Cathryn drove from Nebraska on Friday, Dec. 23rd. They had a pretty stressful drive with snow most of the way. Luckily, they arrived safely and we all went out for a fish fry on Friday night. The snow sure was pretty. Here's my mom's backyard.
We had a great time visiting with family and friends. Christmas Eve and Day were spent with our kids and my mom and brother and his wife. Lots of laughs and love. Here are a few pictures.
My little brother Ron and his wife Laura, and Kevin and myself.
My side of the family.
There is a house in the town my mom lives in that has gone all out with Christmas decorating for many years. We drove past, and I got a kick out of the neighbor's house.
The week flew by, and before we knew it, it was time to go home again. We left early on the morning of Dec. 28th with a temperature of 14 degrees. By the time we arrived in Gulf Shores at 9 pm, it was 68 degrees with 99% humidity and fog. What an adjustment. We had to turn the air on to dehumidify for a bit. We were very happy to be home, find our fifth wheel in perfect shape, and sleep in our own bed again. It's always nice to visit, but it feels so good to be home again; even if your home is on wheels.
Tomorrow we leave Alabama and head to Fort Pierce, Florida for the month of January. We really enjoyed our stay at Gulf State Park. The park sure filled up while we were away. Lots of snow birds spend the winter here, but it is not warm enough for us. We're heading further south into Florida for the rest of the winter.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We wish you a Happy New Year and a peaceful 2017!
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