The good thing about going all out on Christmas Eve is you are mostly off the hook on Christmas Day. Thankfully so, because you’ll probably be exhausted after the cooking of the two days before (we didn’t make it to Midnight Mass, but still had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning). Just be creative about laying out leftovers, use some delicious pancake mix and throw some bacon in a pan and you are ready to go.
That leaves all the more time for the other traditional Polish entertainment that alternates with holiday feasting – a bracing ‘walk’ (aka hike) in freezing, or sub-freezing, temperatures.
We explored a hitherto unknown park, Mason Neck State Park.
It was quiet
It was still
It was empty
It was beautiful.