Friday, November 25, 2016

Travel AfterThanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday at Andrea Clark's home in La Porte, TX. Many Clark family members joined us for the feast. Kathi and I and both our sons, AJ and Christopher enjoyed the day with the Clark family. Larry and Andrea's son, Wesley Clark and his family was there. Wesley's mother and father-in law joined the festivities. Larry and Andrea's son Matt and his family were coming by later in the day, since Matt had to work all day.Their daughter Amy could not attend because she and her family are in the process of moving from Kansas to Oklahoma.
Andrea's sister Marikje was there early to help with preparations. Marikje's husband, Daniel flew into Hobby airport from New Hampshire to be with us. They are in the process of moving from Georgetown to New Hampshire.
Kathi's older brother Carl attended Thanksgiving with his in-laws, but some of his son's joined us. His son John, wife Shanna & their two sons Justin & Austin were in from Liberty Hill. Carl's sons Jeff and Carl Westley brought their usual wit with them. I am not going to name all the festive guests, there were too many to remember.
We had a spiral cut honey baked ham and a Cajun spiced turkey to go with dishes that people brought with them, We had a corn casserole, dressing, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans & several other dishes I can't recall right now. For desert I do remember seeing five pies or cakes, including pecan pie and cheesecake. Many people ate and conversed on the patio, while the same thing was going on inside the house.
This was our first Thanksgiving without Andrea's husband Larry. Larry was Kathi's younger brother. Thanksgiving will forever remind me of Larry, because he enjoyed having the family at his house for the holidays. Larry passed on August of this year after his recovery from acute myeloid leukemia became too overwhelming. He was diagnosed in November 2014 and entered the hospital to begin treatment the day after Thanksgiving of that year.
Now it is Friday and Kathi & I left our two-year residence at Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson and drove 100 miles to Columbus. We are staying at the Happy Oaks RV Park just off I-10. We will move another 120 miles tomorrow and spend two weeks at Lake Georgetown.
After our two weeks on Lake Georgetown we will move to Thackerville, OK and the Winstar World Casino. Wish us luck.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Jeff Clark standing to the left. Uncle Mike in red shirt, Justin Clark facing toward camera. Amanda and Austin against the brick wall.

Jeff Clark

John Clark's wife, Shanna, Jeff Clark and
Austin Clark The young man talking to Jeff and Austin is Larry's grandson, Gage.

John and Shanna's sons Austin and Justin and Amanda, Justin;s girl friend.

Justin, Austin and Uncle Mike seated.

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