We are quite into the holiday spirit at The River Nest. Carol, with the help of grandsons Jonas and William, has done a nice job of decorating inside (I did help put up the tree). We have all our outside lights up, and added a few new ones this year. We put all white and blue lights on our spruce tree out front to honor fallen officers (especially Lake City officer Shawn), and it is quite striking. (I took a picture but it did not turn out very well.) We also purchased a train to put on the front of the deck. It is about 8 feet long and really neat and well lit- took two of us to get it up. We are using the special Christmas plates and glasses for our breakfast, and Carol even made eggnog scones this past weekend. Over all we are quite festive. I want to thank all who have done Christmas shopping at The River Nest- Carol has been busy sending out purchased gift certificates the past couple of days. (What a great gift idea!!) We are staying busy. Last weekend was booked and this coming weekend is nearly full also. We are full of family over Christmas, and New Years eve is booked. We look forward to having our 3 sons home for Christmas. Youngest, Anthony, has been drafted to cook the meat for Christmas dinner. He does a fantastic job of smoking ribs on the Weber grill. Man are they good.
After a vicious November weather wise, December has been almost too good. We have had a few days of 30’s and 40’s and even 3 days in a row of 50. That has pretty much eliminated the ice on the river, which has allowed the eagles to spread out so we are not seeing the normal numbers of them out front. There are still many, just not the hundreds of past years. Today we have 20’s and a strong NW wind and several have been soaring out front. The river is so fascinating and constantly changing and I am enthralled with watching it.
Carol and I want to wish each and all a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015. Come see us. We would love to host you for a weekend – so many friends out there we haven’t met yet.