Enjoying Christmas Down South

26 Dec 2009
Posted by jcfiala

This year it was Tammy's turn to choose, so we are down in New Bern North Carolina to visit her family. We left on Christmas Eve, which meant that we actually unwrapped gifts from each other (and from my family) on the 23rd, which was a little odd. She really loved the Falling Water Lego set I got her, and the foot tall Nene Thomas Fairy doll that I found. I got some neat books, some video games, and a 32 gig flash drive that I sorely needed.

The actual travel was a bit miserable. I wasn't feeling very well that day, and was half-asleep through the entire flight, except for when I made the mistake of trying to move my legs during the flights. I'm not very fond of the legroom they give you these days. We finally flew into Raleigh airport (which looked very nice) and had our two hour drive down to New Bern. (Usually we try to fly into New Bern's airport, but unfortunately all the flights were full when we went for tickets.)

Christmas day was nice, but unfortunately due to my relapse the day before, I spent a lot of it either asleep or falling asleep. I think I didn't quite wake up until about 4:30. Logan, our ten year old nephew, tended to be the focus of the gift giving, and got a lot os fun lego and Star wars toys (And sometimes both). I got some neat books (as is usual) and gift certificates... I expect I'll be hitting amazon.com sometime soon and getting some interesting things.

Only real problem with this xmas is coordinating/talking to my side of the family. Between my leaving my cell phone in Denver and being too tired to remember, I haven't been able to talk to my folks since last weekend... hopefully we'll get together soon. If nothing else, we'll meet up on Monday, though.

Merry Christmas!