White Boxing Day and a not so tropical Christmas
While we had trace amounts of snow on Christmas day here, it was last night that we had a significant snowfall. To me the amount of snow didn’t seem like all that much (though unfortunately it was the heavy type of snow) but it was apparently the most snow they’re had around here in close to two years! The temperatures here have certainly been a lot colder (though still quite tolerable) than last year when it seemed tropical to me!
I haven’t been too busy since my long drive here but I’ve been busy enough not to feel too bored. I did way too much Christmas baking. I also went on a couple of short trips out of Niagara: I drove my brother to the Science Centre in Toronto and I drove my sister to an interview she had in Collingwood. After my long drive here, both trips felt very minor.
I have two short vacations I’m very excited about coming up soon! My mom and I are flying to Los Angeles on Saturday and we will be there for five nights. The main purpose of our visit is to see the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena though, of course, we we see other things as well. It seems that a number of people think we’re crazy as you can watch it on television and see it for free! But I’m sure it will be much better in person and that paying $90 a ticket for something you really want to see is an okay price. My second trip will be to Cuba; I’ll be gone from January 9 through the 18. I had some trouble deciding between going there or to Costa Rica. I ultimately went with Cuba because flights there were a bit cheaper (though getting a flight was kind of complicated but I won’t write about that here as I’ve been accused of complaining too much on this blog!) and because it sounds like the country might change greatly quite soon. I will be doing a small group tour which is looking to be very small unless people join at the last minute.