As I sit in my living room wrapping Christmas presents I started to think about all the wonderful friends and family that I will get to see this Holiday season and sadly all those who I won't. One of those is my dancing sister, my college bestie and roommate, Carly, who happens to live in one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited in the U.S. I got the chance to visit her for a couple of days back in August and her and her fiancé, Dane, ended up taking me on a day trip to the Oregon coast. There I got to swim in the clearest river I've ever seen, see the amazing Redwoods, meet some sea lions, and while it was very cold, I got to teach Carly and Dane to body surf in the ocean. I loved every minute of it and I wish I could be back there with her this Christmas.