So Grateful .. No Need to Travel This Christmas/Thankful To Be Home!

Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty



For years I drove to Ormond Beach, Florida to be with family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Within a month I would make this trip twice from Charlotte, NC and it was always a 7.5 to 8 hour drive depending on weather.  Sometimes longer if issues on I-77, I-26 or I-95.  At times I was ready to spit bullets for the trip was so very frustrating.


This evening it is 44 degrees here in Charlotte, NC and is raining and very foggy.  If I was heading south it would be dark and I would be traveling on wet roads like the above picture.  So tiring and stressful.


Tonight I count my blessings and am so grateful to be at home for Christmas.  No need to travel.  I am enjoying beautiful music, the many twinkling Christmas lights and a delicious hot chocolate.


May you all be at home safe and sound or at your travel destination.


Enjoy this evening before Christmas eve!


Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty








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Comments (10)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm so glad you don't have to travel, Judith. I'm also glad you are home and enjoying some quiet time. Good for you. Merry Christmas. 

Dec 23, 2014 10:12 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Debbie .. thank you and wishing you a beautiful Christmas.  Enjoy!!

Dec 23, 2014 10:19 AM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

That is a very long trip.  I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2014 10:47 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Tim ... it was a very long trip and was always so grateful when I finally arrived.  So thankful that my mother is now here in Charlotte, NC so no need to travel.

Dec 23, 2014 10:51 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Judith,

Me and mine are staying close to home as well and it is nice not to have the added travel stress.

Dec 23, 2014 01:02 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Judith Parker,  Better to stay home then make that long drive.  Have a good one.

Dec 23, 2014 01:20 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2014 10:30 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Judith, we are staying home for Christmas as well. I'm still sick with a cold and now my husband has flu-like symptoms, so best not to be around others. We will, hopefully, go to the candle light service tonight and stay in on Christmas Day...and enjoy a quiet and peaceful day celebrating the birth of our savior.

Dec 23, 2014 11:02 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

"MERRY CHRISTMAS" my friend and have a "Happy New Year"  

Dec 24, 2014 03:47 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Just a quick stop by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas 

Dec 25, 2014 02:20 AM

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