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December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Filed under: Holiday,Travel in Canada,Travel in the U.S. — Heligypsy @ 6:25 pm

I snapped a photo of our darling Christmas tree in the RV this year, those who have seen it (on Facebook and Twitter) seemed surprised and have enjoyed it. I’ve been working with a lot of our photos from the past nine years, and thought I’d post a blog with pictures of our Christmas Trees past.

Not our first Christmas together, but our first tree. I was (as I usually am) really proud of how it turned out.


The “tree” in this next picture requires a little imagination. Far right in the photo, it’s a spiral piece of acrylic wrapped in candy cane garland. At least it gave me something to hang our ornaments on in this 18 ft trailer. By this time, we had begun collection ornaments, starting with the handblown glass Bobbo Natale from Venice, Italy.


This was our first RV. We have since decided that we do in fact love the full-time lifestyle and have traded up a little bit (both the RV and the camera). Anyway, this was how we decorated for Christmas while camping at the Carpinteria State Beach, a very short walk to the water


No tree this year, we were celebrating in Jindabyne Australia


This is my mom’s tree, which she and I decorated together. Christmas in Bishop with the family, it’s a treat. Mom can really light a tree, I tell ya! Look closely, Keith is trying to get Zoe to smile for the camera.


Fun-facts about Keith’s career:

Among the heroic duties of firefighting and the economically important seismic exploration or logging contracts, he has also fulfilled contracts to fly in harvested Christmas Trees. Bundle at a time, slinging from steep tree farm forests into the backs of waiting trucks.


Each year working this duty he has received a gorgeous Douglas Fir. Finally, after three years of giving friends and family the tree for their holiday, I finally got to keep one for myself. Here it is.


In 2006 we were camped in Vegas. Though we went to my brothers in Big Pine for Christmas Day, I still put a tree up. Went a little overboard bringing in the 5 ft’er, but loved every day of it.


I did say we were in Vegas, didn’t I? Since we weren’t going to be there, I didn’t do much outside decorating. I let nature do it for me.


Keith has been in Australia since Monday (well, Sunday for us, it’s confusing when you travel down under). Even though won’t have Christmas together we did put our tree up. It’s a smaller version than ’06, Keith could circle the tree and name the places all the ornaments came from in less than 5 minutes, ha ha.


We’re in a warmer climate this year, parked beneath palm trees, enjoying the evening air with the door open


Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas from Florida (this year)



  1. Thanks for sharing these photos – fun to see 🙂 – Merry Christmas!

    A Maui Blog

    Comment by A Maui Blog — December 18, 2008 @ 9:40 am | Reply

  2. Ooooh, what gorgeous trees! I can’t believe you can fit such a good sized one in your rig. Lucky you! Merry Merry Christmas to you also.

    Comment by Rene — December 18, 2008 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  3. Beautiful photos! I love the Christmas Down Under with the candles, very romantic 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you!

    Comment by JennH — December 24, 2008 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  4. Traveling via Christmas Trees… I like it.

    Comment by Debbe — January 2, 2009 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  5. What a good idea. I enjoyed the photos a lot. I know how you put a lot of thought into how you’re going to celebrate Christmas, and it was fun to see the Yule travel-log. (Eww, gross pun, sorry.)
    Miss you.

    p.s. – I’m going to be in Bishop for a week next week. First time in almost a year.

    Comment by Patti — February 9, 2009 @ 11:31 am | Reply

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