We spent Thanksgiving with Gary's cousin's family and had a lovely meal and visit with them. We had David with us as he flew in very early on Thanksgiving morning so that added to the excitement .
Unfortunately, our trip has come to a sudden stop due to Gary's mother falling on the ice and making the arthritis in her left knee worse. She has now decided to get the knee replacement her Dr recommended two years ago. Therefore, Gary and I will leave here tomorrow and return to the boat in Alabama. We should arrive late Saturday and then Gary will leave Tuesday to return to Independence with his cousin, Jackie who lives in Huntsville. I will then return to Maryland and make plans for Christmas. Gary will join me in Maryland on 18th December and we will spend Christmas with David. David is running his first marathon at Disney World on 11th January and we hope to be able to cheer him on. We are not sure yet if Gary will return to help his mother after her knee replacement on 29th January or if his brother and his wife will fly out and assist her with her second knee replacement.
There is not much to tell about our journey to Missouri. We did pass a true trailer home-
We went through two very large locks, not as large as Carillon in Canada but still quite a hike up.
I tie the boat up to one of these and up we go-
Well, my blog would not be complete without photos of birds, would it? So as not to disappoint you, here they are-
"A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belly can
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I am damned if I can see how the helican!"
Gary, whilst driving the boat saw a coyote on the beach. I ran for my camera and took a photo but the boat engine scared him away - scaredy dog!!!
This will be my last blog until sometime in the New Year. I wish each and every one of you ( wherever you are in the world) a peaceful New Year. Let us forget our hates and the colour of our skins and make the world a happier place to live in for ourselves and for future generations.