Tuesday Travelogue-December 20th

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our 116th week! 



 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!

So, it's only 5 days til Christmas 2016. Where did the time go?? Wow, I'm still catching up on deals way back in September. I am not READY for Christmas!!

But, I did get to head to Baltimore to celebrate my father-in-law's 80th in Baltimore MD just days ago and this photo is right outside a wonderful Italian restaurant called Brio, that I highly recommend! 

Well, Debbie Laity is helping me with "Christmas" ideas thanks to her contest. 

Here's the first one I found:

My Lewisburg Christmas, by Rebecca Gaujot

mantel decoration



Christmas in Spokane WA by BethAnn Long

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Fairytale Christmas in Seattle! Iva Sarnova

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Long Island combines Chanukah and Christmas this year by: Larry and Sheila Agranoff


Christmas Santa Barbara style! By: Ron and Alexandra Seigel




 Mice and deer kissing Texas style by: Patricia Feager

Santa Reindeer


Carlsbad Village Night of LIghts by: Jeff Dowler

Carlsbad Village Night of Lights 2016


Dolled up palm trees, a first for me! 

Please don't forget to comment on these blog posts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels. 



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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wait!  Wait!  You were in Baltimore and did not alert your blog buddies!  Next time you are in this area, we need to do a proper meetup!  

Dec 20, 2016 04:20 PM #7
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Gayle,  What a lovely idea to use Christmas holiday photos for this weeks travelogue.  I still have to get out and take photos for Debbie Laity contest. It's just do darn cold here I don't want to go out at night 

Dec 20, 2016 05:49 PM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over ActiveRain and that's a good thing

Dec 20, 2016 06:51 PM #9
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington , Raymond E. CampSharon Lee and Ron and Alexandra Seigel it's really fun to pull from all different areas of the US and our blogging buddies to show such a variety of places across the country. 

 Lynnea Miller 

 Definitely an adventure for me every week!


Dec 20, 2016 07:14 PM #10
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Beth Atalay oh, what a great way to put it! 

Patricia Kennedy I even have an aunt and a cousin who live in Annapolis, and didn't even think to set something up! My life was so crazy here with real estate up to the very second (and beyond) when we left to fly out. I figured out that there are many people all in that area that I could have seen, but it was about connecting with many parts of this blended family in a short period of time and I got to know them one-on-one much better. No regrets!

Kathleen Daniels I haven't really taken any around here, but I did take some of a bay all decorated, boats with Christmas lights where I was staying on the coast of Oregon--but I don't think that counts. Thank you for what you said--I appreciate that so much!

You sure look adorable in red and white, Ed Silva Did you know that the red and white colors came from an artist in 1931 (if I'm not mistaken) who was creating some advertising for Coke, and came up with the color scheme and the jolly and plump Santa, rather than the skinny elf-like Santa that used to be?? I learned that on NPR today!

Dec 20, 2016 07:16 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thank you, Gayle, for adding my post to your Tuesday Travelogue. I will be checking out the other posts to see how others across the US are decorating.


Dec 20, 2016 08:18 PM #12
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® I thought yours was quite elegant! 

Dec 20, 2016 08:43 PM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Gayle

Thanks for including me in this wonderful Tuesday Travelogue. What a fun tour it was, with some terrific posts and photos.


Dec 21, 2016 12:57 AM #14
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you for including my photo in the Travelogue! That was very kind of you!

Dec 21, 2016 03:45 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great choices for your Christmas edition! I loved it!

Dec 21, 2016 04:57 AM #16
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such great places around the country and I love the first picture, great looking group!

Dec 21, 2016 05:26 AM #17
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Jeff Dowler you definitely brought your A game with this post and I loved that second pic you took of this the next night. 

Patricia Feager I thought this was the cutest thing!

Sharon Tara you would put any other Mrs. Santa to shame with that come hither look! Very sexy Ms. S!!

Brian England that's my hubby in the back with his new glasses on. That tree was HUGE and I had to edit it so that the people weren't so small. 

 Christmas Tree in front of Brio Tuscan Grille MD

Dec 21, 2016 06:43 AM #18
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gayle. These are a wonderful group of pictures and I have to go now and read the posts. TY and Merry Christmas.

Dec 21, 2016 06:56 AM #19
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Gayle --- the holidays certainly provide lots of inspiration.  And through the magic of photography...there are so many lasting memories.

Dec 21, 2016 08:37 AM #20
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - Thanks for the festive journey provided by a very seasonal topic. Great picks this week!

Dec 21, 2016 10:03 AM #21
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

A very Happy 80th birthday to your Father in law. Wonderful photo compilation.

Dec 21, 2016 11:11 AM #22
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for continuing this excellent blog series.

Have an outstanding week and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

Dec 21, 2016 04:38 PM #23
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well I sure enjoyed the pictures you shared. It's nice to see the different holiday scenes from around the country. Your first picture is wonderful, too. 

I hope you are having a wonderful week. 

Dec 21, 2016 07:29 PM #24
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Gayle, it was fun to recognize some of the holiday pictures of Rainers I had seen, and to see some I have missed.

Dec 23, 2016 07:10 AM #25
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Love to see all of your winter wonderland and holiday photos my dear-so glad you and Larry got East again-how was Baltimore? I haven't been in a long time.  Love the Spokane photo and wishing you and hubby a great new year!

Dec 29, 2016 03:18 PM #26
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