Saturday, December 19, 2015

The City for Christmas

Is there a dream location for Christmas?

Consider these options:
  • London. Scrooge and Tiny Tim territory. Perhaps the ultimate Christmas locale outside of Bethlehem and certainly far safer. Dickens as tour guide.
  • Some hellish place in Maine. Snow is nice but only if you can hide from it. Throw another log on the fire. Drink some nog. Cancel all meetings.
  • Hawaii. Now we're completely off the reservation. At least Arizona resembles the Holy Land.
  • New York City. There is some Christmas aura about the place. I'm not sure why. It may be the camels and the elves.
  • Others?


CincyCat said...

Our family once spent Christmas in Honolulu, HI on vacation when I was in grade school. We drove across country from Ohio to California (we loved road trips!), then flew to Hawaii. It poured down rain they day before Christmas, and again on Christmas day. It rained so much that it flooded parts of the city and the power went out at our lodging. I remember my parents waking me up in the middle of the night to help wrap my little sister's presents with a flashlight. :) When it cleared up, we took the hiking trail across Kilauea. This was just a week or so before it erupted again in January 1983, so I am really dating myself. :-) I remember little steam vents coming out of the rocks along the trail, and ferns growing in the cracks of the lava. Since Kilauea had a large, flat basin at the time, tourists could walk across it. We walked right up to the hole in the middle of the crater and looked inside. (By the way, dried lava sounds a lot like crunchy cereal when you walk on it.) We also went to a luau and the beach. It was without a doubt, one of the most memorable vacations I had as a kid. :)

Michael Wade said...


That is one memorable Christmas!

Walking on dried lava will make great memories.