Friday, January 27, 2006
Catching Up: Christmas Day
Continuing our holiday traveling tradition, we started the day in Ventura. Since it was Sunday, and most people had been to church Christmas Eve (we made it back in time for the 11pm service), there was just one blended service at 10am. We sang with the choir and went home and packed for our trip up to Lake Tahoe and Christmas with Sam. After dropping off gifts at the Francises and Erbecks (and having a glass of champagne with Jack and Carolyn) we finally left town. We managed to encounter snowy/sleety/rainy weather at each end of this trip. Not only did we encounter holiday traffic on the 25th, but we lost three hours due to chains-required traffic after leaving Sacramento and reaching the higher elevation near Blue Canyon. We arrived at our hotel in time to unpack and sleep - and look forward to celebrating Christmas with Sam on the morning of the 26th!