|Mike selecting a number from the basket|
|Table full of brown bags|
|Waiting for numbers to be called|
|Let's get this party started!|
|Bill with pig slippers|
|Gloria stealing the pig slippers|
|Then the dog slippers were opened|
|Squirrel Brand nuts, traveler's mix|
|Karen with her new flask|
|MaryAnn opened up a container of truffles|
|Felix stole the flask.|
|Joslyn with her new bag.|
|Steve and Margaret; Deena and Larry|
|Carol in her western wear|
|Darwin and Shirley|
|BettyAnn, Lydia and Francine line dancing|
Sunday, December 13: My friend Susan M. has a cookie exchange party for her girlfriends once a year. She had it today from 2-5 p.m. She invited Bob over too and he could watch sports on their big-screen hi-def TV. We arrived early so I could bake my cookies in her big oven, and help her make and set up the hors d'oeuvres for the party.
|Susan and Darren's Christmas tree|
|Beautiful layout of the hors d'oeuvres|
|Snickerdoodles and chocolate/caramel bars|
|Apricot and date bars|
The cookie exchange is my favorite holiday tradition in San Antonio, along with walking to see the holiday lights on the River Walk. Thank you, Susan, for inviting us to your home for the cookie exchange party!
Saturday, December 19: Travelers World RV Resort had their annual Christmas parade at 6pm. Decorated golf carts and a decorated stroller with a beautiful calico cat inside made a round of the RV park, then stopped in the Rec Hall for hot cocoa, cookies and singing Christmas carols.
|Golf cart parade|
|Stan, Pat and Lanora|
|Joslyn and Warren|
|Fran and Tom|
|Pam and Bob|
|Back decor on Pam and Bob's cart|
|Cat in decorated stroller|
|Steve and Margaret|
|Guest from Australia in a beer shirt|
|Don and Jocelyne leading Christmas carols|
|Stan and Lanora|
In addition to the parade, we also judged who had the best Christmas lights display at their RV site. The 2016 winner is Steve.
|Terry congratulating Steve on the win|
A good time was had by all.