With Halloween in hindsight, the true holiday season is upon us. What does that mean for the Southern Utah community? I'm glad you asked! More traffic on the road, more people in the stores, and more stress added to your day! It would be an arrogant statement to say that us Southern Utahans are the only ones affected by this, but it is considerably noticeable in this smaller community. Not only are we going through massive growing pains from the flock of out of state residents moving in, but now that population is stimulated with the holiday season upon us. One thing to be incredibly grateful for (among many other things) is the fact that we don't receive snow fall. As a local of Southern Utah, I like to think of this geographic area as the four seasons. Not even an hour and a half north, you can find the hometown resort of Brian Head and catch all the snowfall your heart desires while you come back to St George to rest in cold, but snow-free climate. Spring is absolutely lovely as well as our very small window of fall. I don't have much words for summer other than hot and dry. What do you think about the holidays and everything that it comes with? Do the heightened levels of anxiety and mass traffic outweigh the feelings of joy and happiness on the actual days of celebration? You tell me! Either way, buckle up, use your blinker, and realize you're not the only one that feels this way. Cheers, and Happy Holidays from the Serrano Group!