Sunday, December 13, 2015

Light! Lights! Lights!

Well, the holiday season continues with what it does best - to make life busy, busy, busy.

No complaints, but that's why after 10 days, I broke my perfect record and didn't post anything yesterday...or today.

But when you get invited for an adventure, it's hard to say no. One of my aunts is a master at winning radio contests - as in, has won something at least a couple times a year for as long as I can remember.

This time her prize was free passes (and a tour bus ride with other contest winners. Wahoo!) to a place down I-5 South that has been putting up Christmas lights every season for 19 years. This year the lights have totaled to over 1.2 million. [Insert your own joke about a high electricity bill.]

It's a camp built within masses of evergreen trees, the perfect scenic location for showcasing those lights and creating a totally immersive holiday experience. Even in the freezing cold it is lovely walking around getting hit with bursts of light everywhere you look. Not to mention the best melt in your mouth mini donuts and Christmas songs bellowing from loud speakers.

I had gone before, but it had been some years. Looking at millions of lights never gets old and - both big displays and small - will always be one of my favorite parts of the holidays.

Wandering around last night I couldn't help but appreciate the creativity that can come just by starting with just a single string of lights. A simple holiday tradition can have extraordinary results.

Until next time.

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