Friday, December 26, 2014

Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee

Once again we missed the Whooping Cranes but saw lots of Sandhills. Never have seen as many as the first year but spectacular nonetheless. The best experience this year was stopping just at sunset where the back road crossed a shallow cove. Flock after flock of cranes flew over, voicing their beautiful yodel. It was spectacular.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Before Christmas 2014

The days between getting home from Orange Beach and Christmas go by in a blur of holiday activity, extra volunteering, extra feast preparation, extra gift buying etc etc. I wouldn't trade a minute of those hectic days. David, Trisha, Owen and Allison were not able to travel here for Thanksgiving. Trisha's step-father passed away just before Thanksgiving and they needed to spend that time with their Missouri family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. So they came for the New Year.

Claire's band concert

Cutting the tree

Ice-skating at Market Square

Matzek Family at home

Claire and Amanda being country girls