I can’t exactly remember how it started, but a long time ago we began a Christmas Eve tradition of preparing and enjoying a special dinner together at home.
The menu has always been the same. A little surf and turf, along with a glass of our favorite wine.
And then we always ended the evening with a slow drive around to take in all of the holiday lights and displays. (See : Christmas at The Farm)
For us, it was a way to step back from the hustle, bustle and craziness of the holiday season. No more shopping or decorating. And no more rushing to attend Christmas parties or events.
Just a chance to cook together, and enjoy the Christmas season with a shared meal. Something not even the “best” Christmas gift could ever compare to.
So today, although a few thousand miles from home and certainly missing family, friends and the many holiday traditions we are accustomed to, we decided to keep the tradition alive and strong. In a way, to give us a little taste of home.
Making Christmas Dinner In Albuquerque – A Tradition Continues
We were fortunate enough to find a local Albuquerque hotel with a full kitchen. And then we went to work shopping for and then preparing our usual Christmas Eve meal.
I cannot tell you how much fun we had with it all.
And to keep the entire tradition in tact, we ended the evening with a wonderful drive around Albuquerque to take in all of the holiday lights.
It is for sure one amazing city. In fact, New Mexico has simply overwhelmed us this week with it’s unbelievable beauty. Here is to keeping your traditions alive and well too.
Merry Christmas to all, and Happy Traveling! – Mary and Jim
CURRENT TRIP STATUS TO DATE:
- Day 107 of 365
- States : 14 / 50
- National Parks / Monuments : 17
- Stayed In : Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Miles Driven : 256.3
- Total Trip Miles To Date : 11844.4
- Total Gallons Used : 864.55
- Biking Miles : 0.0
- Biking Miles To Date : 142.5
- Hiking Miles : 0.0
- Hiking Miles To Date : 259.6
About Our Living Simple Tour
On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States
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