In the spirit of summer vacation, July and August Writing Prompt Wednesdays will have a traveling theme. See what you can do with each of these.

skiTraditionally, Christmas was spent in their mid-west home, with family coming over Christmas Eve for gift exchange, food and fun. Marv always made sure the lights were on the house the week after Thanksgiving. This year Wanda decided to take the kids on a ski vacation.  Flying into Boulder, Colorado, the sun was out and the snow was fresh. New traditions – that’s what the kids needed. Christmas with skiing, hot tubs and fires in their mountain bungalow would give them a fresh start. The first night, the kids were settled and Wanda sat by the fire with a glass of wine. The day had been filled with laughter and fun. But the quiet brought shadows and all she wanted to do was cry.