During the holiday season, we hadn't been out to look at Christmas lights. Since tonight was the last night for many light displays, we made it a point to go to Johnson City, Texas, where Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) goes all out with their holiday lights. See what you think...
|Pedernales Electric Cooperative light display, Johnson City, Texas|
|PEC grounds all lit up.|
|Looks like "Starry, Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh.|
|PEC building across street|
|PEC Christmas tree|
|PEC Building down the street|
|Johnson City park.|
|County Courthouse all decked out in lights|
|Johnson City park|
|What would a blog be without cats?|
From Johnson City, we headed west to Fredericksburg, Texas, to see their light displays downtown. The Marktplatz was most impressive.
|Marktplatz, Fredericksburg, TX|
|Marktplatz tree - 30' tall.|
|Christmas Pyramid made in Germany.|
|A view toward the Vereins Kirche.|
|Bob working the bar.|
The food truck at Random was The Cinnamon Rolls. For dinner, I had chicken tortilla soup (good for the cold) and a big salad. Bob brought me a small glass of Moscato wine. (It wasn't a very good Moscato, glad it was a small glass.)
Bob was happy, I was happy, and the revelers were having a good time. The night was very cold, but Random has outside fire bowls and firewood. A lot of people had roaring fires going. At 11:15 p.m. the owner, Bob's boss at the construction company where he's Controller, began firing up fireworks.
|Moscato wine in Random's back room.|
|New Year's revelers inside Random's beer garden.|
|New Year's partiers outside by one of the fire bowls.|
|The Cinnamon Rolls food truck.|
And the fireworks...
The most excitement had to be the two fires out in the field. Apparently boxes that the fireworks had been shot from were still hot at the finish. Everyone came back inside when people started yelling, "Fire!" The boxes, which were on a wooden trailer, caught the wood of the trailer on fire. Luckily, there were two good fire extinguishers which were put to use.
An eventful finish to 2013.
Time to ring in the New Year.
|Happy New Year (Random revelers).|
|Mary snapping photos for Random's Facebook page.|