As you may recall from my previous post, I was having difficulty shutting down our Airstream’s vertical thrusters, and was losing contact with Ground Control, while desperately searching Airforums for a solution. I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever get back on solid ground again. Finally, with the help of the advanced search engine, I found that the source of my problem was that I had forgotten to recalibrate the flux capacitor for vertical travel. I am happy to report that I have landed safely and we have returned home for the holidays.
This full moon, the Cold Moon, found our Safari resting on its pad at home base…
We enjoy the holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years, along with good reading and good music. A nutcracker rests on our fireplace mantel, reminding me of my favorite Christmas fairy tale-ballet, The Nutcracker, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composed in 1891-1892; my favorite movie version is: Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, which is a video of the performance of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Herr Drosselmeier is a character in this story (who visited Emma last December).
Where are you Christmas? Well, in San Diego, back in 1904 it was in the form of America’s first electrically lighted outdoor Christmas tree at the Hotel del Coronado.
Last Friday we returned to the Hotel del Coronado to enjoy the sights and skating by the sea. Their Windsor Lawn has been transformed into a spectacular ice rink overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean. I enjoyed skating while listening to Christmas songs and didn’t mind the thin water areas on the ice. A portion of the skating proceeds goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which originated in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1980 and “grants wishes” to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Inside the main lobby is their spectacular Christmas tree that takes up to two months to decorate.
We returned home to continue enjoying the holidays, decorating the house and trailer, and delighting in movies, such as The Polar Express, which seem even more magical in the Airstream when Christmas comes to town.
Watching a special holiday DVD in our Safari on Christmas eve while imbibing on a delicious beverage such as eggnog might just become a wonderful new tradition for us… which just might be repeated on New Years Eve’s eve…
Happy Holidays from us to you!