Having dealt with the daily countdown since December 1st, it was somewhat of a relief to have it finally be Jesus' day!
Becca got up at 2:30am, saw the gifts and came in to check that she really had to wait until 7am before she was allowed to wake up. Oh boy, there followed hourly trips to the loo by the girls (you know, the 'I just need something to do') until 7 rolled around, at which point Jake and Becca appeared at our door the very second the clock changed from 59 to 00! I know I always used to be that excited too so I do understand!
A fun and relaxing morning of eating, unwrapping, lots of phone and skype calls to family and friends and finally a quick get-ready for the campground Christmas Dinner at 1pm. Around 80 people came to eat a wonderful meal of ham, potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, sweet potatoes, sauce and gravy, along with a side salad and dessert - we got all of this for the 6 of us for the bargain price of $35! Absolutely worth it, we didn't lift a finger, no potatoes to be peeled and no washing up - brilliant!
We spent the afternoon with the Slater's, while the 7 kids played their DS's, before heading to the pool and hot tub. It truly was a very easy way to spend Christmas Day, extremely relaxing and not very often that we could add time in an outdoor pool to our list of activities!
States visited: 49!
visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800
Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)