Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bob, and Lightseeing, Part 2 - Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Happy Birthday to my dear husband! Life with you is fun, exciting, revelatory, deep, and loving. I can't wait to see what the next year holds in store for us. You are my soul mate and partner in adventures. I love you so much!

Both of us worked today. Bob left work at 1:00 pm, went to the gym, then braved the grocery store to buy ingredients for his birthday dinner tonight. I worked until 4:30 pm, then went home to cook dinner.

Every year on Christmas Eve (Bob's birthday), we have a traditional spaghetti dinner (Bob's favorite meal). We also had mashed yams and steamed asparagus.

After dinner, we headed out to see Christmas lights. Our destination tonight was the Windcrest neighborhood on San Antonio's northeast side.

We had a general idea of where the neighborhood was located. When we found the neighborhood, there was no doubt about it. A long, line of cars was snaking through cul-de-sacs and crawling along slower than a snail's pace. Right at the beginning, we parked and walked to some of the award-winning homes.

Grand Prize Winner, Best of Theme:
Windcrest - Home of Magical Boots and Santa's Sleigh Bells
Grand Prize Winner, Best of Theme
In Texas, reindeer wear blue cowboy boots!
Grand Prize Winner, Best of Theme
First Place: Window/Entrance
Second Place: Joyful
Second Place: Joyful
Second Place: Joyful
Second Place: Joyful
Second Place: Joyful
Here we are at
Second Place: Joyful
This Second Place: Joyful award winner had so much going on, it took a lot of pictures to convey what they have here.

Second Place: Joyful
Second Place: Joyful
After we got past the three homes above, the cars thinned out a bit. When we got to the next traffic jam, we parked to get a picture of the Windcrest Christmas tree by the fire station and gave a donation to the firemen.

Once we got back in the car, we went the opposite direction of the big line of cars onto less crowded streets and saw some pretty lights. However, to see more of the biggest light displays, we had to get back in the line of cars. 
Windcrest's Christmas tree
The boot theme is prevalent at this house!
Cute toy shop decoration
The next two photos are of the same house. We loved the blue lights. They also had Christmas music and their lights were synced to the music.



Over an hour later, we had our fill of Christmas lights and headed home.

My blog plans include catching up with the rest of November and December. Two more cruise day blogs need to be written and some other stuff I haven't recorded for posterity yet.

Everyone have a wonderful Christmas Day, however you choose to celebrate it. If you're driving, please take care on the roads or stay put until the weather clears. Some areas are predicting snow, ice, 50+ mph winds...those are pretty treacherous driving conditions.

Travel Bug out.



15 comments:

  1. It always amazes me how much work people must go through to put up those light displays. Very impressive.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Not just how much work, but how much money all those decorations cost.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you both and a big Happy Birthday to Bob!

    It's fun to enjoy someone else's Christmas lights...I can't imagine how they store all that stuff!

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    1. The lights we saw were amazing on some houses; others were so-so. Storing all that "stuff" is a whole other blog. LOL.

      Have a safe, healthy, adventurous and Happy New Year.

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    1. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! (Sorry, just a little behind on replying to my comments.)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Bob ... our two attempts to see the lights in Corpus were foiled by thick fog. Perhaps the expected wind will clear it out so we can check them out before we leave to go on the road.

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    1. Did you get a chance to see the lights in Corpus? When are you headed on the road? Where are you going next?

      Safe travels in 2016!

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  5. Belated happy birthday to Bob. It looked like you had a great Christmas and hoped it was merry.
    Thanks for sharing the holiday lights, except for the botanical gardens we were too lazy to check out the lights in the neighborhood. (too cold)

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    1. MonaLiza,
      The botanical garden light displays are amazing. Your close-ups of the lights helped to identify HOW they accomplished big light effects with multiple little light tricks.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Steve.

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  6. Oh what pretty lights! Happy birthday to the hubby. Hope yall had a great Christmas!

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    1. A belated thank you for Bob's birthday wishes, Anna.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

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  7. Travel Bug has been included in our A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-sunday-drive.html

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    1. Jerry,
      Thank you for the shout out.
      Susan

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  8. Wish there were light displays like that around here. Looks like lots of fun.

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