Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas at Old Fort Concho

This has been a fasinating experience for us. Every year in San Angelo, they celebrate Christmas at Old Fort Concho. It is a wonderful display of how people lived back in the old days. There were Confederate and Yankee soldiers dressed in period clothing, American Indians and many people were selling their crafts as well. Teepee and tents were set up all around the place. There was even a 19th century soldiers baseball game where children ages 6-12 could learn to play the way they did back then. Our daughter-in-laws parents, Trish and Tom had a Chuckwagon (pictured above) from which they were cooking and giving away free hot cocoa, coffee, soup and biscuits. Ummm good! There is something about food cooked outdoors that is so wonderful.

We will be writing more about the Chuckwagon in our next blog.

We went to the Nutcracker performance last night and it was great! The kids were outstanding in their performances!

Last night before we went to bed, we noticed there was no water coming out of our tap. We looked at the outside thermometer and noticed it was 31 degrees. Just enough to freeze up the outside hose we had hooked up. Luckily, we had water in our fresh water tank and managed fine until the next morning when the temp went back up. Yesterday, it was about 20 degrees colder here than back home in NY. The cold spell will soon be over as it will be in the 60's tomorrow and the next 10 days look pretty good.

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