Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 11, 2007

Holiday Travel

Did you travel anywhere for Christmas? How did you travel and who traveled with you? Do you remember any special trips?

Hey kids! Let's go on a holiday trip! Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts:

Becky is in the front seat as she tells us her version of "Trains, Planes and Automobiles" one year in Holiday Travel. Read about that snowy trip from Norfolk, Virginia when you navigate over to kinexxions.

Ticket please! Miriam at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors maps out a trip her family made from Alaska to Grand Rapids, Michigan one year. In Holiday Travel, hear about this large family reunion with a homecoming reception at the airport.

Ar we there yet? Randy drives us up and down the California coast in Day 14 - Holiday Travel at Genea-Musings. And yes, there is snow in California, especially as you read about a special trip to Yosemite.

Who has to go potty? Well it isn't easy when you are in a snow suit and trussed up tighter than a holiday turkey as Colleen recalls in The Oracle of OMcHodoy: Advent Calendar December 11: Holiday Travel. Slide down over to The Oracle of OMcHodoy and be prepared for a tale right out of the movie "A Christmas Story."

Hold on for a hot and steamy Christmas as Jasia drives a Mustang Mach One in The Christmas That Wasn't. At Creative Gene her travel tale has it all: sun, sand, beaches, cruising on the Ft. Lauderdale strip and even Santa on water skis!

Janet is also a "snow bird" (but not the kind you catch with salt on its tail, Terry) in Holiday Travel. At Janet the researcher read about that Florida trip and others over the holidays.

Pack up the car and leave early like Lori did one year at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. She drives us down to Mississippi one year in Holiday Travel and writes about a white Christmas.

On the New York State Thruway now, Apple presents Holiday Travel. But at Apple's Tree, she dreams of only white sand in a sunny spot for Christmas.

Diane at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' presents Holiday Travel. She remembers trips out to the "country" with her own children to visit their grandparents during Christmas.

It's a Freeze Out! Do you know what that even is? Well find out as Stephen presents The Freeze-Out at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Read about a winter camping trip in upstate New York and how it was colder than . . . you get the idea.

Let's warm back up in Florida with Jessica as she gives us Somewhere Else for Christmas .... And she also reminisces about gas prices at Jessica's Genejournal. (Now we are awaiting Terry's accounting of gas prices just like postage stamps! Right?)

Lisa ferries us through a great travel tale in A Hungarian Boy's 1st Christmas in America. Dock on over at 100 Years in America and read about that Christmas Eve in 1923.

Is someone missing? There's a seat empty! I couldn't forget Terry (upon whom I've beaten up during this entire trip!) or his story Christmas in a Mississippi Slick-Over at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi.

We reach our final destination in I'll Be Home for Christmas? over at Destination: Austin Family. You can read about my trips home for the holidays from Washington, DC and a memorable one in a Florida cold snap.

Ok, get your tray tables locked and your steward/stewardness in their upright position as you exit please. See you for more submissions on the next topic: Charitable/Volunteer Work

Photo: "Checking In With The Elves" by WishyMom at Flickr.

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