Christmas 2016 Message from Vogel Talks RVing

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmas week, the most wonderful time of the year.

Merry Christmas fellow RVers, campers, snowbirds and Winter Texans, wanna-bes, birders, photographers, hikers, and everyone who loves the great out-of-doors…and all readers!

St. Nicholas at the Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, Kentucky. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

St. Nicholas at the Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, Kentucky. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Thank you for your readership this past year!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season.

May the miracle of this wonderful season fill your heart with peace and happiness and bless your life throughout the year.

Merry Christmas are words of hope and joy.

We sometimes lose the focus of this holiday season. Shopping, wrapping presents, and sending Christmas cards. Planning dinner, cleaning, and decorating often distracts from the reason for the Season.

As we approach Christmas Eve we’re on the Mississippi Gulf Coast enjoying pleasantly warm weather and Southern hospitality, discovering the beauty and diversity of the area, and indulging the palate in seafood and BBQ and other Southern treats.

As usual my regular postings will continue daily throughout Christmas week and into the New Year.

May you all have a heartfelt and happy Christmas.

The Jekyll Island Club on the Georgia Golden Isles is a popular Christmas destination. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The Jekyll Island Club on the Georgia Golden Isles is a popular Christmas destination. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Forget sugar plums!

When you drift off to sleep tonight,

I’ll be dreaming of fabulous RV destinations I’d love to visit,

Acadia, Mount Rainier, and Yellowstone national parks

Sweet dreams and happy holidays!

Snowbird Christmas

Cranky as an RV space heater,

I groan and grumble in pre-dawn chill,

wait for the coffee pot to finish playing

reveille to my numb mind.

Shuffling around the RV Park,

Holiday Festival of Lights at Charleston, South Carolina. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Holiday Festival of Lights at Charleston, South Carolina. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Snowbirds and Winter Texans make mischief,

cackling like contented

chickens under the hot Arizona sun.

A grateful respite from grueling

gray cold fronts of International Falls,

Winnipeg, and Green Bay.

Amid chants of Go Packers Go!

A time of celebration and decorations

Christmas lights, ornaments, nativity scenes,

Wal-Mart Santas and reindeer

A plastic Jesus or two adorn motorhomes,

fifth wheel trailers, and old converted buses.

Christmas Eve, wrinkled faces gather

in the clubhouse by the artificial tree

reminiscing of Christmases past during simpler times

speaking of children in childish voices.

Merry Christmas to all. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Merry Christmas to all. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all!

Worth Pondering…

May the joy of today, bring forth happiness for tomorrow—and may the cold Alberta air stay up north!

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