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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #468 ~ December 24, 2011
December 25, 2011

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #468 ~ December 24, 2011

Life As We Live It ... on the road with Coleen and Bob

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Where In the World Are Coleen and Bob?
(And Just What Are They Doing?)

Merry Christmas! Bob and I hope that love, peace, and blessings are abundant in your home and your heart this Christmas and throughout the coming New Year.

We are celebrating Christmas 2011 in Alaska, at our home base near Soldotna. It feels much like the Christmases we grew up with in Minnesota and North Dakota. We are among those having a white Christmas. There's something special about the colored holiday lights reflecting off the snow. Hot cocoa with candy canes (and occasionally a shot of peppermint schnapps), elegantly lacey frost patterns on the windows, and people bundled up in boots and parkas all seem part of the traditional Christmas scene -- and things we didn't experience last winter.

Last Christmas, we were RVing in Lafayette, LA. Our motorhome was filled with Cajun Christmas music. Bob and I were filled with French pastries and Cajun food.

As full-time RVers, we've celebrated Christmas in Louisiana, South Dakota, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Alaska. No matter where we have been, the Christmas season has always been special.

A few weeks before Christmas, I always get questions about the holidays. While I try to answer these individually, I haven't done such a great job of posting them on the RV Life and Travel website. While too late to be much help for this year, if I bump up those efforts now, while we are amidst the Christmas festivities, they will be there for next year. So, if you have questions about the holidays, now's a good time to ask.

Christmas in an RV is different than Christmas in a large sticks 'n bricks house, but for us, it is every bit as joyous and wonderful.

I'd love to hear how you celebrate Christmas in your RV. What traditions do you keep? What new ones have you started? How do you decorate? Do you go "home" to visit kids and grandkids over the holidays? Or, is home where you park it and you celebrate with RVing friends? What about a tree -- do you have one? How do you deal with the things you miss from Christmases past? Email me.

I do have a couple of Christmas articles posted on the website:

~ Come On In and Smell Christmas: Decorating an RV for Christmas

~ Gifts for RVers: What to Give Full-time RVers for Christmas, Birthdays, Etc.

Wherever you are in your travels, we wish you joy and prosperity -- and a very Merry Christmas,


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Positive RVing Attitudes

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. ~ Thomas Tusser

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~ Dr. Seuss

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
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