Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Big Thanksgiving Weekend

We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.  Adam rode the train down from DC and stayed with Kelly in Norfolk, and we were in Virginia Beach ~ so we were all nearby.

It was a beautiful weekend and I was able to take a couple of bike rides.  The Virginia Beach boardwalk is about 6.5 miles from our campground which makes it a good distance for a ride.
 Thanksgiving day, 'we' got down to business and prepared some food.
Since Adam is a vegan, he put together a granola-squash-honey thing that was delicious.  Pam cooked some potatoes mashed potatoes we took to the group pot luck.

At the pot luck, I got to carve a turkey and everyone put their dishes out for a big spread.
 Meanwhile, Ryan was deep frying three other turkeys in the back yard.
They turned out great and was one of the favorites of the day.

One Friday, quite a few of the same group got together to do some decorating at the church.
 Along with the new curtains, we made a wire mesh Christmas tree for Angel Tree tags.
Up front, NOEL  was placed on the wall.
 I wish I had taken more pictures of all the help that was there...
While we were doing that, Adam was back at the RV studying.  Then we all went over to Kelly's and then out to eat at Razzo's which is a really good restaurant in Oceanview.
Razzo's is an Italian place with great atmosphere in the Oceanview area near Kelly's house.  After dinner we went back to Kelly's house and hung out for a while.  Adam was getting on the train heading back up to DC the next day and was spending his last night at Kellys.  I thought it would be a good time to get a family group photo for Christmas.  
But alas, it was not to be.  My attempts were thwarted…I quickly lost control and never got it done...

On Sunday, after church, a group went out to lunch and had a good time.

Yesterday, Pam and cleaned up, ran errands, packed up and got the coach all ready to travel.  We leave in a couple of hours for parts south and Florida in the next few days.

Our 7 weeks in Virginia has been great.  We especially enjoyed getting to see Kelly and Adam and our friends in Fairfax.  And seeing Adam and Melissa run the Marine Corps Marathon.  And getting involved here in Habitat for Humanity again.  And the beach and nice weather. And the golf and the…

Thanks for checking in again on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time...  


  1. What great times with your family ~ How precious. And the work you did at the church was wonderful~ You & Pam are such wonderful people... Maybe we'll see you in Florida!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. can't believe you have been at Virginia Beach for seven weeks already!..time just flies on by!!

  3. What a great family gathering!! Glad you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Stay safe as you make your way south!!

  4. wonderful family gathering..and looks like you all sure had lots to eat...we head for FL right after Christmas...stay safe out there...