I thought that this year Christmas was going to be disappointing. I wasn’t going home, and I wasn’t traveling someplace new; I thought I was going to be stuck in Logroño all alone, wallowing. BUT as it turned out, this year is probably one of the best Christmas’ I have ever had! I had invited all of the Americans who were in Logroño without plans to come over to my apartment so we could all celebrate all Christmas day together. People started trickling in in the morning, with everyone showing up with tons of food, booze, and gifts. We made a huge American brunch including French toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon along with a lot of mimosas! In order to keep our glasses straight, we each picked a reindeer name for ourselves to write on the cup. very funny!
We settled in for the day watching Christmas movies like the Grinch and Elf, exchanging Secret Santa gifts, or amigo invisible as the say in Spain (invisible friend, wtf?). I lucked out and got a fondue kit! So excited to test it out soon. We went out for a couple walks when we got sleepy, and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people out and about on Christmas day. Some places were even open so we were able to nab a couple coffees too! We cooked an incredible dinner for everyone too, all the while skyping with our families back home and watching movies. Throughout the day people kept popping in and out of my apartment, and usually there were about 10 people here at any given time. All in all it was a wonderful, fun, friend-filled day that I am definitely going to remember. I couldn’t have been happier!