Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Gallery | 46 comments

Although our blog is still lingering on Vancouver Island, we’re pausing for a moment in the present to wish you a joyous holiday season.

The past few weeks we’ve traveled from the Pacific Northwest, down the coast of California, to our current location of West Texas. One of the fun things about traveling at this time of year is seeing the different holiday celebrations and decorations along the way. In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together a little holiday postcard for you. We hope you enjoy it!

The elves are busily at work in Port Townsend, Washington

Holiday lights in our hometown of Ashland, Oregon

John Steinbeck and other former residents on the waterfront in Monterey, California

A chihuahua princess holiday ornament in Carmel, California

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Santa’s House in San Luis Obispo, California

The Hearst Castle decked out for Christmas in San Simeon, California

Madonna and child, Hearst Castle collection of art

Holiday table setting in the Hearst Castle dining room

A modern icon of Joseph and Mary at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai, California

Christmas decorations at Liberty Station in San Diego, California

Holiday decorations in historic downtown Yuma, Arizona

A bright Northern Cardinal greets us in Catalina State Park, Tucson, Arizona

A tumbleweed snowman, Arizona style, at Tohono Chul Botanical Garden in Tucson

Holiday decorations at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona

Christmas at Faraway Ranch in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Holiday dining at the Faraway Ranch (too bad the food was plastic)

Walking the labyrinth on Solstice Eve at Rockhound State Park in Deming, New Mexico

An antelope pictograph (let’s pretend it’s a reindeer!) at Hueco Tanks State Park, El Paso, Texas

Solstice sunset at Hueco Tanks State Park, near El Paso, Texas

Happy Holidays in Marfa, Texas

El Paisano Hotel decorated for Christmas in Marfa, Texas