With recent events, my family wasn’t really feeling the “Christmas vibe” this year. We exchanged a few gifts on Christmas eve, as we always do, but on Christmas day, we were shocked by the weather. In my little corner of Maine, it was bright sun and temperatures in the 50s. Even the breeze was warm. It felt more like the end of spring, beginning of summer than Christmas Day.
So, my parents and I decided to take advantage of the weather and get out into the fresh air, perhaps starting a new tradition in the process.
We went hiking at Quoddy Head State Park, one of my favorite hiking spots. The road there was pretty much deserted with stores closed for Christmas and pretty much everyone else at home observing whatever traditions they observe on this holiday. We did meet two couples on the trails at Quoddy, wished them a Merry Christmas, and went on to enjoy our hike.
It seemed strange. Christmas day with no snow whatsoever, and the temperature in the upper 50s.
Weather permitting, we just might try to do this every year, hence starting a new tradition.
Here’s a photo I took during my Christmas hike. Enjoy…
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Yule, or whatever it is you celebrate at this time of the year.
As this is the last Monday in 2015, I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Until next time…