ONLY 25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!
Yes, I am one of those overly enthusiastic Christmas nutters. I've been listening to Christmas music on the sly since early November, and I bought the first gift way back in July. I'd planned to be completely done with my shopping by this time so I could just kick back and enjoy the season, but I'll be out there braving the crowds with everyone else. 'Tis the season!
Because of holiday festivities, November's and now December's travels were and will be confined to local destinations. Although, in spite of a little snow, we did travel to Pennsylvania for a white Thanksgiving with my dad's side of the family. It's the first time my immediate family has all been under one roof since my brother's wedding in June!
November Recap: Berlin Wall at the University of Virginia, walking down "memory lane" at Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, touring the grounds of Virginia Tech while visiting my sister, experiencing the new tasting room at Midnight Brewery, trying the new BJ's Brewpub in the west end of Richmond, talking for 12 hours non-stop with a friend recently returned from Southeast Asia, driving through the snow-covered battlefield of Gettysburg, and traveling to Amish-country in eastern Pennsylvania.
I'm sure December's weekends will fill up with holiday parties, family gatherings, and Christmas shopping. Realistically, we won't be doing any traveling this month (although I'd dearly love to sneak up to D.C. to see the Magna Carta while it's on display!). Maybe we'll be able to do something special for New Year's Eve. But you know what? I'm okay with not going anywhere. Not just because I feel like being close to home and family for the holidays, but also because (drum-roll please)...
We bought plane tickets to Europe!!!
That's right! We'll be making our way back across the Atlantic in the spring for 17 days of traveling, exploring, visiting family, and making new memories with some dear friends. It goes without saying that the last leg of our trip will be spent in Germany, but the first six days will be spent in a country we've not yet visited. Stay tuned for a promo giveaway in a few weeks when we announce our travel destinations and plans!
Where did you go in November? Got any plans for December yet?
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