Tuesday Travelogue December 8th

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Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our 72nd week!  Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:


 to enjoy the ride"

"take a trip without even leaving the farm"

"expand your horizons"

"see through someone else's eyes"

  and hopefully much more!


I'm feeling festive. Hope to find you in the same frame of mind and that I can find bloggers who've highlighted their area's ideas of the upcoming or annual holidays. 

Big Canoe, Georgia is our first stop. I absolutely LOVE THAT NAME. You have to check out the decorated covered bridges, and the rustic Christmas Decor--such a welcoming community, and I want to thank Rosemarie Heindel for a festive pre-Christmas sight to welcome the holidays! 


 Clubhouse at Big Canoe at Christmas

Have you ever heard of a Tumbleweed Christmas tree? Do you even know where tumbleweeds reside?? Well, let Troy Erickson show you this special annual tradition and how it came about in Chandler, Arizona!

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony


Not sure what this is that's decorated, but most assuredly, those in Clarksville Tennessee will know! I wasn't sure if this was a tiny house (they are becoming wildly popular!) or a fancy horse trailer...maybe you can visit Debbie Reynold's post and ask!

Floats, decorated vehicles at the Clarksville Chritmas Parade

I searched Christmas localism in our ActiveRain search engine and came up with this really great Christmas post for all of us to do! I loved this idea, originated by Margaret Woda and re- blogged by Candace Robinson.  This was way back in 2007, but I think it still applies..sending holiday greetings and thank yous to our troops. 


I tried to go into the link that had been sponsored by Xerox (in this past post),  but it doesn't work anymore. So I did some searching and found a site called A Million Thanks and here is a video that shares what you can do.  Here's a drop-off location list  good for most states. 



Happy December, stay warm and enjoy the indoors!! See you next week for another Tuesday Travelogue. 

Please don't forget to comment on these blog posts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels. Feel free to join our group:

Travellers in the Rain!



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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another great travelogue and I enjoy these because I get to learn about a lot of great places to visit.  I hope one day I get to see some of them!!!

Dec 08, 2015 02:37 AM #1
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Love it Gayle, the travel log series in one of my favorite. Georgia is a beautiful area. I visited Stone Mountain once.

Dec 08, 2015 02:43 AM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gayle, I think that my favorite is the decorated trailer!  Leave it to our Debbie Reynolds!

Dec 08, 2015 03:14 AM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

What a wonderful Christmas-y travelogue! Thanks for sharing.

72 weeks - wow!

Dec 08, 2015 04:19 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another wonderful travelogue.  There was an enormous tumbleweed running around our street.  I was trying to figure out what I could do with it...and wanted to bring it in...It is gone.  A

Dec 08, 2015 05:37 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Gayle-A timely post for Christmas.  Oh what fun it is to read your Tuesday Travelogues

Dec 08, 2015 05:38 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - That's a very timely topic to help us get in the holiday spirit, and some great picks this week. Thanks for the pointers.

Dec 08, 2015 06:47 AM #7
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 The Million Thanks is a noteworthy group and they certainly do make a difference in the morle of our troops; here and abroad. Great Post!

Dec 08, 2015 07:08 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for continuing your very intersting travelogue.

Have an outstanding week. Thanks for the reblog.

Dec 08, 2015 10:15 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Gayle, You had to be there to really see what that is but it is a decorated snack (vendor) stand. Look closely and you can see they order window and imagine it at the Little League field.

Dec 08, 2015 10:47 AM #10
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Another nice virtual trip. Love the holiday pictures we see around the Rain right now. 

Dec 08, 2015 11:25 AM #11
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi there girlfriend! I had a boyfriend who had a Golden Retriever that he named Tumbleweed and I really loved that dog-he was footloose and fancy free and roamed the streets of Boston like he owned them.  Maybe the name was perfect? Thanks for the wonderful visits this week!

Dec 08, 2015 11:48 AM #12
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You are really doing some hopping all over with this week, with that covered horse trailer as well.

Dec 08, 2015 12:10 PM #13
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. The decorated trailer sure would get attention, but when seeing the American flag, it will always get my attention.

Dec 08, 2015 05:44 PM #14
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I love that tiny house! Imagine owning one of these and having it right on the beach! Thirty years ago, you could have done it.....before all the restrictions.

Dec 08, 2015 09:36 PM #15
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Gayle - Thanks so much for including my post in this edition of  your Tuesday Travelogue. I always enjoy reading these, and learn so much about the rest of the country, as well as other Active Rain members.

Dec 09, 2015 12:58 AM #16
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Gayle, I love see all the different decorations throughout the country. Nice series.

Dec 09, 2015 11:40 AM #17
DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

Christmas is coming and I can't wait

Thanks for the post Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 , it was great.

Dec 10, 2015 06:05 PM #18
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