30 November 2013

Thanksgiving and more...

A great trip home for a great holiday. With the extra Wednesday off before the holiday, it really made it feel like a break from work.  Great food, a little ping-pong, some poker (a new addition thanks to NTW), a birthday celebration for caboose (30!), Black Friday shopping (great deals!), a super Hawkeye win over Nebraska, and some Orscheln's shopping were all very enjoyable activities while I was home.  Skypeing with the Brig and with the India Greenleaf's were also a great technology-supported treat. 
And this morning, as a last bit of excitement, homebase woke me up a little before seven and said there had been a sighting of five short-eared owls in the county and so off we went!  We saw a trio of turkeys taking a walk on the ice of a frozen river and we saw a posse of eight deer in a field.  We went to the location reported and it wasn't too long before we spotted three owls sitting on fence posts and they let us come up very close to them.  We got some nice pictures of them.  Great to be able to add them to the life list.  Thanks for the tip homebase!


  1. It was a fabulous break, thanks for everyone coming, helping and enjoying. So glad we found the owls. Much to be Thankful for!

  2. Ping-pong, poker, yummy food, shopping, family....sounds like the perfect holiday.