Friday, December 18, 2009

Lodi, Here We Come

Today we are making the five-hour drive to Steve's hometown of Lodi, California, to spend Christmas and New Year's with Steve's family. For you Creedence fans, yes it is the Lodi from the song.

I used to sort of laugh about Lodi. Like, "Aw...the cute town of Lodi...where nothing happens." That's what people who live in Los Angeles love to do. We enjoy looking down on other places because we think our city is the best. Which is ironic, since I am actually from Kula, a teensie weensie town on Maui, Hawaii, where truly nothing happens.

Anyway. Now I love our trips to Lodi. It is refreshing to get out of the traffic-y, smoggy, busy city. Lodi is quiet and peaceful. Through the past years, Lodi has become filled with comforting memories of Thanksgivings and Christmases with family. I now look forward to being welcomed by the crackling fireplace, and the fifteen different holiday desserts my mother-in-law is guaranteed to have waiting for us. We also make it a point to visit a few of the local wineries and vineyards around Lodi, where some of the best Old Vine Zinfandel is grown. We have had a crazy month of work, house-related stuff, and general life busyness, and are very much ready for some rest and vacation.

Wherever you are spending the holidays, I hope you have a wonderful time!


  1. I'm with you. DC is fabulous and I wouldn't trade city life for anything. But Christmas anywhere other than a tiny, snowy little town in New England... well, it just wouldn't be Christmas.

  2. hope you and your family have a most fabulous and relaxing holiday break in good ole lodi!

  3. Hope it isn't as cold as Calgary... That's where Court and I are headed tomorrow. Pray that I don't freeze to death. :)

  4. Have a great time! I live in a big city too but I so want to spend a holiday especially christmas holiday in a small town where the festivities and foods are amazing, preferably with snow and fireplace :)

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a lovely time!