A Very Merry Pemberton Christmas
Idyllic. You can't really throw that word around too loosely. Laden with overuse, idyllic draws up images of horse-drawn sleighs, happy villagers bustling along the village boardwalk, and kids skating on a frozen lake.
You know, stuff that never happens anymore. You know, stuff that we call nostalgic, or sentimental because it sure would be nice if Christmastime really were like that.
In the modern world, we're connected 24/7. Kids only skate in full gear on regulated ice at the scheduled time, often at 5:00 AM, and in the modern world it would be nice to bustle along a village boardwalk, but in reality, we're either online or at a box store.
Well, you probably know where we're going with this. There are drawbacks to living in Pemberton. Sometimes we miss the convenience of those big box stores. Honest, but most of the time living in Pemberton is as close to idyllic as you're going to come in the modern world and that is intentional.
We, as part of the larger Pemberton community, carefully choose which path to take. For example, for the past ten years, we've worked hard to get the highest Green Key rating possible, year after year, to the point where we've just been recognized for our high standards by the Hotel Association of Canada.
We applaud the initiatives that keep horses a viable form of transportation in our downtown. We support things like the Community Barn, so that our community can continue to grow and thrive. We love the fact that our kids (and adults!) skate on One Mile Lake when conditions are right.
For reasons like this and many others, Pemberton has become a community that, in the face of the modern world moving at a faster and faster pace, has remained a nearly perfect place to spend Christmas-time.
And Mother Nature's Help...
Of course, Mother Nature is sure helping us out this year.
The weather couldn't be better for Christmas this year. Snowy day following snowy day, layering more and more powder for kids to play in and for adults to, well, play in as well.
We hope you join us this winter season. Take a breather from your busy life, walk along our village boardwalk, skate on a frozen lake, enjoy a quiet moment in our hot tub, and remind yourself of how idyllic life really can be.
Photo: Dave Steers
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015