Growing up there were so many things we did.
Extended stays at the beach, traveling around, backpacking, camping, fishing, crabbing, Thanksgiving, and Christmas traditions. It’s hard to pick just a few, but here goes!
First was going to the beach. I would go often. Between my Aunt and Uncle going down to my parents and then later when I was able to drive, I would spend a lot of time exploring Manzanita and riding the beach trikes on the beach. It was a great getaway!
I always loved Thanksgiving. It was one of my favorite holidays growing up. I remember so many Thanksgivings that my cousin would come over and we would have all the Holiday music on along with a hot roaring fire. Of course, a Turkey was being cooked and some other great food and sides as well.
Christmas was my next big highlight. Lots of Christmas music playing in the house, a tree festively decorated (we used to decorate the tree with tinsel…I don’t know where that has gone). Family coming in from out of town. Of course, a roaring fire made everything too hot. I remember being ushered out to my room so Santa would come – we opened Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. I would always wait by my door to see if I could hear him. Looking back, I don’t know why I fell for it, but I sure did!