Friday 22 December 2017

Christmas in the Park light show

Well the countdown to Christmas is on at our house.  Although we will not be with family again this Christmas, it looks like this year, we will be surrounded by good friends.  Ed and Lessie will be here and our friends Kevin and Ruth will be joining us on Christmas Eve.  This will make Sue feel so much better, because one of the things she didn't look forward to when we decided to take on this lifestyle, was being away from the kids and grandkids at Christmas.  We will make contact with all of them on Christmas morning via modern technology hopefully.

As we were sitting on the beach we looked up and saw a flock of white pelicans heading south.  This reminds us of home because we have lots of white pelicans on our lake there.

Because Christmas is coming, Ed and I decided to head into town to do some Christmas Shopping for our sweethearts.  Normally I would wait until the 24th to do mine because it takes me that long to save up for her elaborate present,  but because we will have guests on Christmas Eve, I decided to just buy her something with the money I had saved up to now, and not shop that day.  Now I will not show any pictures of our purchases because that would just take the fun out of Christmas morning but we did stop for the super hot dog deal at the service station in town.  2 Hot dogs for $1.00.  Can't beat that.

Later in the afternoon we headed to Cuero Texas to view the Christmas in the Park light display.  Wikipidia says - Cuero (KWAIR-oh) is a city in DeWitt County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,841 at the 2010 census.  It is unofficially known as the "turkey capital of the world" (this is reflected in the Cuero High School mascot, the Gobblers). In 2010, Cuero was named one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Travel magazine.  Although it was dark when we got there, it seems like a happening little town.

First order of business was supper.  The girls found a neat Mexican Restaurant for us.

I had the buffet which featured ribs!!!!  The rest had Mexican dishes and everything was delicious.  We recommend this place to anyone wanting to enjoy a good meal at a reasonable price.

Part of what makes dining out enjoyable, is the company of friends.  Ed and Lessie joined us for the evening.

When we went in for supper the temperature on the Jeep said 26C or 79F and by the time we came out the temperature had dropped to 10C or 50F and the wind had picked up to about 25mph.  Good thing the light show was a driving tour.

As I mentioned earlier, we came for the light show. So off we went.  And we were not disappointed.  It was great.  Christmas in the Park.

One of our favorite displays was the live Nativity scene.  One of the Churches supplied actors on certain nights and tonight was one of those.  Now remember the temperature has dropped and the wind picked up so these guys did a wonderful job of not looking cold.  

And they even had our worms cousin "Sassy" the dragon.

The view tonight is from our Jeep window at the Christmas lights.  There were lots of ducks and geese wandering around looking for hand outs.

Our Location tonight:  Magnolia Beach Texas  Boondocking


  1. Looks like a wonderful evening. We saw a similar light show when we were in Lexington, Kentucky. So many light scenes, it was great.

    See you shortly!

  2. Great pictures of the light show. The Nativity scene is beautiful and what a great arch of poinsettias.
    Always nice to be able to spend Christmas with friends.


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