Thursday, December 22, 2011
Vancouver Christmas Market
We finally made it out to the Vancouver Christmas Market this year. Now that's what I'm talking about. I saw a stand with some amazing hand crafted Christmas ornaments and asked the guy where he was from and if he was located in Vancouver. He said he was from Munich and I paused and said really? He said yes he flies back home on the 26th. We bought some amazing ornaments from him.
The whole thing is a great idea. From mulled wine and apple cider to roasted nuts, Bavarian sauce and German noodles with live music. It's all good. They even had a chocolate fondue.
It's a wonderful taste of a traditional Christmas. Sometimes it's nice to remember the old ways in a sea of commercialism. Tradition can be good. I even got some mulled wine from a nice guy from county Kerry. Imagine that.
After all, the Germans may have given us Hitler, but they also gave us Santa. Good and evil. Each of us are still free to choose so we are. Choose wisely. As we sow, so shall we reap.