Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holidays, Happiness and Hopes

It only took about 15 minutes to decorate the house for Hanukkah. Jasper was unimpressed and did not leave his bed on the dash although he did show his disinterest by turning his back to the decor... and to the candle lighting ceremony.

Tonight marked the beginning of the eight day celebration we call Chanukah... or Hanukkah, if you prefer. Both are correct, which has always bothered me. But we'll let it go for now and just enjoy the story of the brave Maccadbees. Google that name and enjoy!

It's been a while since I last posted, so you haven't heard about our Thanksgiving yet. Our sweet granddaughter Tia took us out to dinner along with some of her friends. We went to the Grand Lux Cafe in the Venetian Hotel/Casino on the Strip. The food was great and the company even better. We have so much to be thankful for! 

 Last weekend we did a first. We went to a boat Parade of Lights. We gathered up the dog and some sodas and drove down to the beach where cars were lined up all along the shore. We got there early so were in the front row, but by the time the first boat sailed by, there were many more behind us. Our neighbors on the right built a big bonfire but the lights on the boats were not to be outdone by anything. We didn't count the boats, but the show lasted almost an hour. It was wonderful!

I wish I had a better picture, but you get the idea.

This was taken at one of the places we pick up recyclable plastic and aluminum. Living and working here has been so fun! It's a great place to spend the winter doing something useful and living in such a peaceful place yet so near a city full of entertainment and dining greats. We will serve here until the end of March. 

We are already shopping for our next volunteer gig... lighthouse keepers or endangered shore bird guardians or high mountain emergency road service providers? Or we could choose something more commonplace like Camp Hosting, but we probably won't. 


  1. HAPPY HANUKKAH! I bet that boat parade was fun... the harbor looks so peaceful.

  2. The water level is way down and it is getting colder, so there aren't many people around... very peaceful.

  3. Very nice! Great that y'all are living the dream. BTW--where do you get your jobs info?

  4. Happy HANUKKAH! We do have a wonderful God!