Merry Christmas everyone (or Hannukah, and all the other incredible celebrations out there)! We just wanted to make a fun post to celebrate the holiday season by showing you a recap of all the cool places we've been for Christmas over that past four years.
That's right, this is our first Christmas that we'll be celebrating back in the States, at home with friends and family (and that is a great feeling). For the past four winters we've been in faraway lands, and have been welcomed into other peoples' traditions and customs.
Here's a quick glance at the past four Christmases going back in time -
Last year we were celebrating in our rental home in Kenya. I made comfort food - a roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese. A little strange, but it worked. We also had a little tree decorated. And even though we were somewhat locked down due to the pandemic, we had great company (Marco and Dora, the kittens).
The year before that we were slightly more south in Africa, in Zambia. And that Christmas was celebrated with our good friend, Emiliano, a fellow American motorcycle traveler who we had met in South Africa. We had steak dinner at the restaurant at the hotel we stayed at. We picked that hotel to spend Christmas because it had a pool, which sounded luxurious, until we realized the water was green with scum. Oh well, the steak was good!
The Christmas before that was a fantastic one! We were in Bolivia, and surrounded by a whole incredible community of motorcycle travelers. We rented an apartment with the Adventure Haks (best friends for LIFE!), and we had a fantastic lasagne dinner that Kira Hak cooked (she's an amazing cook). And there was Rick, and Diana and Nathan, and Odd from Norway, and his two dates that he brought (yes, that's right, two), and wow! What a great time that was!
And finally, our first Christmas in another country was equally wonderful - it was with our dear family friends in Mexico, Bob and Emerson and their family. We had a great celebration with presents exchanged, all while contemplating what a Christmas is like in warm, tropical weather. It turns out, it's pretty nice too!
To celebrate today, and to show our appreciation for all of you out there who keep tabs on our journeys, we have a video about one of our favorite roads we've EVER RIDDEN! And guess what... it's right here in America. So check it out!
I hope you guys have a wonderful day, and a wonderful holiday season, wherever you find yourself this winter (or summer for all you Aussies and South Africans).
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