December Newsletter | “Log of the Trail”

Meeting Announcement: Our December CHRISTMAS PARTY POTLUCK will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, in the Fiesta Room at the Hallmark Apartments in Alpine at 6:30 pm.

See Party Details Below!

From the Atelier of Our Prez:

Happy holidays!  This season my family combined my parents’ 60th anniversary, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all in two days’ time in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  I drove, which is a 12-hour push to the wall one-way drive.  Going over I broke up the trip and stopped at a friend’s house close to Dallas; but coming back I checked in on the predicted weather for Alpine, and when the woman at the Texas Tourist Center right across the Louisiana line outside of Shreveport told me that Alpine was expecting three days of snow, I put the pedal to the metal and pushed as hard as I could to get back to Alpine before the “blizzard.”  Two wrecks and one huge traffic jam caused by road construction on I-20 delayed me by three hours.  So it took 15 hours to drive from Natchitoches to Alpine.  I got home at midnight; needless to say I was worthless at work the next day (but probably not more than usual).

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