This time last year, we celebrated Christmas in Thailand, on the island of Koh Samui, in the vicinity of a Christmas tree made from coconuts for the benefit of European tourists spending the holiday at a fancy bungalow resort. This year, we’re visiting family, Lindsay’s parents, in the greater San Francisco area. We took a week-long road trip to get down here, enjoying the splendor of traveling once again after a few months’ break. At an early stop, in Shore Lakes State Park, near Coos Bay, on the Oregon coast, we walked through one of the state’s largest holiday light shows. The display instilled the proper holiday mood in us, preparing us for family time. Because that’s really what Christmas is all about, for us anyway.
Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday season from Oregon and California. Merry Christmas!