"What's it like up there? How's it feel up there?"
- The Music
As the rhythms of my holiday celebrations reverberate through the Twelve Days of Christmas, I find that I am sorely in need of a break.
And when my second-born suggested that we head up into the mountains to look for some snow, the perfect opportunity was presented.
Along with my fourth-born, we set of on a New Year's Eve afternoon getaway.
Impetuously, we veered off the highway just before the tunnel, toward Money Creek Campground. The campground was firmly locked down for the winter but just beyond, we found golden sunlight, quiet lanes and friendly snow folk to greet us.
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We watched the last sunset of 2015 as we rolled back into town. While much of the world was gearing up for the biggest party night of the year, my daughters and I leaned back into the quiet calm of a day spent exploring in snowy mountains.
We didn't need a party. We'd already had something much better.
This song is about a different kind of getaway - even more powerful and profound than mine.
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Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas with me!
The Ninth Day