Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July and Camping with Anhingas

Hi and welcome to our new Christmas in July posts, where we authors of Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts post tips and traditions here that celebrate Christmas. We post on everything from recipes to money saving tips to making the holidays meaningful.
For a fun July post, I share here a photo from a unique Christmas I spent camping with my mom, dad and sister in the Florida Everglades. Here in this photo you can see my mom, me and my sister in civilization visiting the beautiful gardens of the Vizcaya Estate, outside of Miami. This was a huge adventure for us, starting with driving from Wisconsin to Florida at Christmas, in a car packed with our tent and other gear. In the wild Everglades we encountered anhingas, crocodiles, roseate spoonbills, flamingos, egrets, a rattlesnake, gathered seashells on Sanibel Island and so much more.  This was a very different and memory making Christmas for us.
Has your family had a specially memorable Christmas you can share with us here?


The Real Me! said...

Wow the Everglades huh? Living in Florida, I've never even been.
Most people go to Disney. LOL! You all kicked it up a notch and went out on a limb and did something different. Cool!
Loved the old photo. Priceless memories are wrapped up into photos like those!
Have a great weekend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What an amazing trip that must have been! How brave of your parents to buck the usual do-Christmas-this-way trend. And do it, in a very different way.

What a memory! Thank you for sharing!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmmm,since you have Comment Verification turned on, as I do... Do you really have to make readers do the *dreaded* Word Verification too?


Cathy Messecar said...

Sorry for the double whammy on verification. Seems like it just started that on its own. I'll try to fix it...thanks for the notice about it.

Cathy Messecar said...

OK. Word Verification is now officially off. Hope to hear from many more who visit over the next few months.

Sparkles said...

What a fun trip. My best faraway Christmas was staying in Mexico and seeing our Christmas dinner running through the halls prior to being whacked, cookec and stuffed with an apple and served. I was horrified and would only eat vegetables. Sparkles