Months ago, during the triple-digit heat of summer, I planned a three-day outing in Solvang during Christmas time. Doesn’t that sound lovely? All through December, this little town holds its Julefest and I wanted to be a part of it. Of course, nothing could be that simple. The drive isn’t long. My friend and I, plus my dog Jem, planned to take a couple hours to get there, however things
My fascination with Christmas lights started ages ago when I was a child and my father would
Blue skies, expansive beaches, and frigid nights best describe my Christmas weekend at Pismo Beach. I don’t consider myself a beach person. Have I mentioned that before? I come from
My desire to travel over the Christmas holiday is new this year. For decades the season has been spent with family gathered together at
My recent outing to Newport Beach was an eye opener. I had heard of the Christmas Boat Parade but had no idea that it was celebrating its 107th anniversary this year. It isn’t as old as the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, which will be 127 this coming New Year’s Day, but still an impressive age.
I was truly surprised by
I recently went to Newport Beach for the first time. Yes I know. I’ve lived so close for years and years and just never made the trip down to Orange County. We won’t get into that now. It happens to all of us. This was a Christmas outing, a chance to see the famous Christmas Boat Parade and I went with a local community group. It’s so nice to leave the driving to a bus driver. But being tied to