Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Holiday Spirit

Who says you have to be in the frigid north to get into the holiday spirit?  Palm trees decorated with colored lights and sparkling bulbs are just as pretty as pine trees adorned in them, in my opinion.  The holiday spirit is in full swing down here in the Florida panhandle.  We have been to art fairs, holiday bazaars, tree lightings, Christmas parades, and seen Santa everywhere. 

Even the post office got decorated

But the sure sign of the holiday season is when the RV’s in the campground are all decked out in holiday garb ranging from a three-dollar shopping spree in the dollar store Christmas isle to an explosion of Southern Living Magazines' version of a twinkling and glowing southern Christmas.  


When I told my sister, we were thinking about a little tree but didn’t have ornaments (and don’t want to pack the RV with another useless thing we only use once a year), my sister suggested we decorate with popcorn and cranberry garland.  What a great idea!  But further discussion and a few minutes of reasoning brain power yielded an unappealing picture of raccoons and bears coming out of the woods to indulge their glutinous appetites with our Christmas cheer.  Or worse yet . . . Spirit eating popcorn, string, and pine needles that would all come back to life sometime in the middle of the night on my newly cleaned carpets.  So we bought a poinsettia.  

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday!


  1. We carry a single small string of Christmas lights in our RV and purchase a small live tree where ever we might land at Christmas time--it's festive enough without ornaments. Of course here at home this year we pulled out all the stops, lights, huge tree, nativity scenes--Christmas towels for the bathrooms. Here is wishing you both a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with new places, new and old friends and good health!

  2. Merry Christmas, we wish we were in a place to see decorated palm trees! ;c)

  3. Merry Christmas ... holiday decorations are beautiful no matter where they are.


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