Bear Country, USA

Happy Travel Bug Tuesday!

One of the traditions I adore is picking up a Christmas ornament when we travel. This one always makes me smile. Well, okay, it makes me laugh out loud, too. 20141202_055954

When I see it, I’m transported back to one of the most amazing vacations I’ve ever had. Road trip 2011. With family. Five adults and two kids in a minivan with ten days worth of clothing and two coolers of food and drinks. Yep, we were pretty tightly packed….

So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when ten minutes out of the driveway, ten-year-old nephew yells from the back seat of the minivan, “Mom! Sister’s in my zone! Tell her to stop!”

And, yeah. This ornament brings it all back. The laughter. The tears. The bonding that took place. ‘Cause, really, how could it not?

Do you collect Christmas ornaments? What’s one of your faves?

Happy travels,

3 thoughts on “Bear Country, USA

  1. Dawww. Cute bear. Most of my ornaments are leftovers from my parents’ tree so those definitely have memories for me. There’s a nice meditation on history and family that happens as each ornament comes out of the box and goes on the tree. Happy holidays!

  2. Very cute, Melia! I enjoying buying one for myself and my son every year to add to the collection. Mine are more the vintage style, and Cy gets zombie body parts, polar bears, and ninjas. 🙂 I now enjoy adding Molly to the gifting!

  3. When my kids were small, I purchased a Christmas ornament for each of them every year. When they moved out, I boxed up their ornaments and sent them to wherever they were when they had their first tree. There are a few ornaments that were given to me or the family as gifts. Those bring back the faces of the gifters and good memories. Sounds like you had a fun trip! Merry Christmas!

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