Christmas wrapping idea: Buy brown wrapping paper (cheap to buy at Walmart or a craft store) and use that paper to wrap your gifts. It's useful for every gift, and you can customize it by writing on the paper.
High bridge trail State Park in Virginia: 31 miles of abandoned railroad was donated to Virginia State Parks. The High Bridge Trail State Park was converted from a railroad to a hiking trail for bicyclists, horseback riding & walking.
Arched ceilings give an airy, but potentially cold, feeling to the space. Warmth is retained through the use of woods that echo the wood of the door, the use a patterned rug and the fabric of the textured sofas. Great chandelier, too.