We wish you a joyous holiday season!

Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ, made by cousin Nevada

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays. Wherever you are and whatever your beliefs, may you, your family and friends find some of the ever-elusive peace on earth and goodwill toward men in the new year.

A year ago I wrote it is our custom to buy Christmas ornaments as souvenirs.  They are easy to pack, bring back pleasant memories and don’t require dusting the rest of the year.  One post last year featured U.S. ornaments and another featured international ornaments.

Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks

Today I would like to share some of this year’s additions.  If no ornament is available, sometimes we buy a key chain and turn it into an ornament.  In honor of the U.S. Park Service’s 100th anniversary, we picked up 19 pins in parks we visited.  But pins don’t hang well on a Christmas tree, so we attached them to ribbons.  Rather than bore you with all 19, I have attached a photo of just one ribbon featuring four of the five Utah National parks.

We wish you a wonderful new year filled with pleasant adventures.

Ray and Alie

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About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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4 Responses to We wish you a joyous holiday season!

  1. Pit says:

    Thanks, and the same to you,
    Pit

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  2. john kosich says:

    Merry Christmas Ray and Alie!

    John

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