Thursday, December 24, 2009

The road goes on forever

Our friend Annie said let's go see Christmas lights in Alta Loma. No adjective could have described what was waiting for us. Traffic slowed for no perceptible reason. Eventually we noticed families with kids parking on side streets and walking in the same direction we were driving. Houses along the street were lit up with larger and larger displays. The police barricading the street and directing traffic was the give-a-way. Glancing down side streets I saw a wonderland of lights. Every neighbor seemed to try to out-do the guy next to him. It was sensory overload. There must have been 5000 or more people walking, taking pictures, talking and taking pictures for each other. It was a wonderful time. Pat and I even got our picture taken with the Grinch.




What is Christmas without Elvis?




Watch the video for the moving lights.


String Quartet



Best use of blue lights


Santa with a sax
Rockin away Christmas

And the party never ends.
( apologies to Robert Earl Keene)

2 comments:

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

Happiest of holidays, Jim!
And warm wishes for 2010,
Cheers,
Alice

NellJean said...

It was raining last night and DH had an MRI yesterday, 60 miles away, so we decided going out to look at Christmas lights was not a good idea. Yours were the next best thing to being there. Thank you and Merry Christmas.