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For Christmas, Vicki invited me and Pam to spend it at her house in England!
Here we are on Christmas Day.


Here was our Christmas Stockings. Father Christmas in England likes us to
leave them at the door of our rooms instead of hanging in front of the fire place, they were still full though!


These are Vicki's nieces Holly and Jessica in their Christmas outfits.


These are Vicki's Parents, Niels and Ann. They were very generous to have
us over and really made us feel at home for Christmas.


We also became good friends with Vicki's cousin Sven from South Africa.
For Christmas we gave everyone unique American products, these were his first Nerds and Hot Tamales ever!


Vicki has a tennis court in her yard and on Christmas Day Pamela and I
decided to start a tradition of our own: Christmas Tennis!


It was action packed!


We also learned about "Christmas Crackers" which is a cardboard tootsie roll
looking thing that makes a loud "POP!" upon opening. They also yield these
lovely hats Pam and Niels were modeling.


Later that evening we tuned into the Annual Christmas Day Message from the Queen.


The day after Christmas in England is called Boxing Day.
We all went running with the beagle hounds!


Pam and I with the leader of the pack.


And they're off!
We all followed them in the green belt for 3 hours!


It also turns out that Niels is in the Rotary Club for Dorset, England and
was a former Rotary President when he lived in Hong Kong!
Before Pam and I left to Zurich, we were happy to exchange flags.

Click HERE- to see our trip to London!