Christmas in the great outdoors

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This was us, last year, on Christmas Day.

We might notice we weren’t gathered around a roaring fire toasting chestnuts after spending a few hours sledding.

Those of us in the southern regions are still snowless and Christmas Day is currently predicted to be in the mid-50s. It doesn’t look like we will qualify for a Norman Rockwell portrait this year either.

No matter.

What’s an adventure? It’s taking what you are given and rolling with it. Give us three feet of snow and we’ll build a snow fort. Give us a 50-degree Christmas, and we’ll go to the beach.

Take some time this Christmas day and find an adventure. Go for a walk in the woods, sit on the porch, watch the chipmunks, listen to the chickadees. Who knows how long this will last? Make a memory while you can.

If you celebrate Christmas, we wish you a merry one.

If you don’t, we hope you enjoy the peace and quiet.

And if you go to the beach, keep an eye out.

We’ll probably be there.

Cherie Galyean

About Cherie Galyean

In a perfect world, Cherie Galyean would spend hours every day chasing her kids up hiking trails, pretending to garden, and baking things. Instead, she works full-time in the non-profit sector and fits those other things in-between loads of laundry in her free time. A Maine native with multiple hometowns, she currently lives on Mount Desert Island with her husband, seven-year-old daughter, five-year-old son, and the best shelter mutt in the world.