December 13 - Holiday Travel Did you or your ancestors travel anywhere for Christmas? How did you travel and who traveled with you? Do you remember any special trips?
As a kid, we didn’t have to take any long trips for the holidays. My parents and nearly all of our relatives all live close by. It made it easy to visit everyone. That is not true anymore though. I live about 500 miles from my hometown, and my brother probably 1000 miles. Heading to Pennsylvania in December is not always pleasant.
When my kids were younger, we tried to head home for either Thanksgiving or Christmas each year. Most of those trips were cold but we always came and went with the best weather days. One year we got caught in snow. The weather report was for flurries, but a heavy snow kept building as we drove home. Our trip time more than doubled, and I could hardly open my hands from having a death grip on the steering wheel for that long when we finally arrived. I think that was the last December trip to Pennsylvania. We visited in the summer from then on.