Slowly working our way back from the holidays break. We had a good Christmas and fairly sedate New Year's. Spent time with family, friends. Ate too much, spend a bit more than we had planned, watched several movies and tv marathons, generally slacked off.
A lot of different shows on this year. I recall from a few years ago that one channel ran a James Bond Marathon on for New Year's week. This year the BBC channel ran a Doctor Who Marathon. Dang it. And I had things I meant to do...
I did manage to get back out to the annual New Year's rally with our Airstream club. This is at a rural campground about an hour west of town. We drove out in the pouring rain, my brother got his rig stuck (had to pull him out with my truck), the weather was wet and dreary for most of the week. Not sure if it was because the holiday fell in the middle of the week or because of the weather but the number of attendees this year was pretty light. My folks did not go because they are still recuperating from their wreck and have no tow vehicle. We are not sure of their long term plans. I spent part of the holidays with my dad and I got the general feeling that his wreck may be the writing on the wall for them. I kinda got the general impression that they are questioning the possibility of hanging it up. Maybe a few more local runs/rallies but they are definitely not doing any more long term road trips. Some of their friends in the club have already retired and many of them were younger than my folks. We'll have to see what the year brings.
A few shots from the rally. At least the dogs enjoyed getting out to the house for a while. It was fun and the heater worked well this year (yea!). It wasn't as challenging or exciting as camping out in the back yard in a tent in the snow/freezing weather.