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Road Trip Explore! E-zine, Issue #004 -- Holiday Special
December 15, 2015

Holiday Special

The winter season is a grand time for all kinds of holiday celebrations. For my family, it’s all about Christmas, a staycation.

By Thanksgiving Day, I have my entire Christmas gift shopping done. By the way, if you’re stumped for gift ideas choose one from the Road Trip Gift Guide or send your loved ones a coffee table quality paperback edition of a Road Trip Explore! guide book.

Instead of wading through mobs of Black Friday shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, I spend the day baking holiday treats. You can find my holiday recipes posted at Then, when the weather breaks, we rush outside to hang Christmas lights on the house. Last year we purchased LED lights; we’re so glad we did as now we can leave them on as long as we wish to spread the holiday spirit.

Sunday, we put up our Christmas tree. I love the glittering lights and all the special ornaments we’ve made and collected through the years . . . so many wonderful memories come to mind as we hang each ornament on the tree.

I’ll spend the next week or so finishing up decorating the house, wrapping presents, writing Christmas cards and day-tripping (sometimes night-tripping) to holiday events in our region.

Yes, the winter holiday season is closing in fast!

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