Not so silent night
Last year Christmas was in Colorado. This year we celebrated the holiday approximately 2000 miles south in Granada, Nicaragua. We rented a house for a few days and used that as the base of operation for sightseeing, including two volcanoes, a boat tour of the Granada isletas, a zip-line canopy tour, and lunch the Laguna de Apoyo crater lake. We packed a lot in, but also had time to read and relax.
Some traditions we kept and even exceeded, like completing not one, but two Christmas puzzles. Some traditions we threw out altogether – like the fact that our Christmas tree was more of a potted palm and my dad was in his swimsuit when we opened presents.
Instead of reindeer pattering on the roof, there were bats and cats scrambling around up there, making it hard to sleep at night. But the animals were quieter than our neighbors on Christmas Eve. It was a full on dance party next door with the whole town exploding with fireworks at midnight.
It was wonderful to have my parents visit and show them our new life down here. The good, the bad, and the noisy.
Thanks for coming guys!!