How I Spent Christmas

By Marcella S. Meeks

I guess you could say my Christmas holiday was nice but un-eventful. I wanted to go somewhere but just didn’t. My Trailblazer needs some love and conditioning (about $2000 worth of conditioning!) and an oil change before I hit the road again, as well as new tres all around. The grand kids and I had planned to go to Galveston Texas for Christmas but that was postponed until the Spring due to a number of things.

We had a blast freeze to hit our area here in the south sending temperatures down in the low teens with a chill factor of – 6 below 0. That alone was reason enough for me to stay home. I sure didn’t want to be cooped up in a room with teen aged grandsons. So we stayed home, and basically stayed in Christmas. We had dinner and opened presents but nothing out of the ordinary. The boys stayed hom e with their parents except when we exchanged gifts!

I can’t say that I didn’t dream of being somewhere besides here because I did. But it was nice seeing everyone and enjoying the time together with family and friends.

Spending Christmas at home isn’t that bad as long as you know that soon you’ll be going someplace! At least we will anyway..

I wanted to go to Arizona, Las Vegas, NV, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado on our summer trip in 2022 but ended up going to Arkansas instead when gas prices jumped up to over $5 a gallon. It’s about $2.66 a gallon right now and if it continues to stay below $3.50, we might can do a trip of that size this coming July 2023.

Needless to say, I spent Christmas afternoon watching TV and dreaming about our upcoming ’23 trip, mentally making plans and mapping out a route that I know the boys will enjoy as much as I will. See, I never travel solo – I take along my teen-aged grandsons and at least one of their friends, space permitting. I am a family oriented person and enjoy having family as company.

My trip in 2023 includes Colorado once again and I’ve already started making plans in hopes of making them a reality by July. Now that I spent the holidays making these plans, I need to spend some time making them a reality.

How did you spend your Christmas holidays? Send us reply below – we’d love to hear from you.

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Meeks Publishing is a small (independently owned) family publishing company. Marcella S. Meeks, Owner/Operator
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