Thursday, December 24, 2009

Johnson City Texas Lights - Merry Christmas!!

Hi all -- Dianne here:

Here's just a quick blog post showing the terrific Christmas light displays we saw last night. It's our way of wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!! These photos are worthy of a click to make them larger to get the true effect!

On Wednesday, Roger and I drove from Austin to our holiday destination, Buckhorn Lake RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. We plan to stay here until New Year's Day, then drive to Mission, TX for January and February. Buckhorn Lake RV Resort is a little nicer place than we normally stay on a day-to-day basis, but since it's Christmas week and we deserve a little R & R, we decided to go for it. We'll describe the RV resort in more detail in our next blog.

The resort has its own bus and takes tours now and then around the area. Last evening we joined the tour, which went to

Mamacita's in Fredericksburg for an early dinner, then on to Johnson City to view the town's Christmas light displays. We met some nice people and really enjoyed the evening.

At Mamacita's,

Roger had chicken enchiladas with "Mamacita sauce," and of course a margarita. I had a Corona and a lighter entree (chicken salad with walnuts, etc.)

The lights in Johnson City were incredible! The court house, as you can see, was just covered in lights.

Then we went to the electric company property where they had enveloped each of the live oak

trees on their large property in thousands of lights. The overall effect was surreal! There were children romping under the trees and adults standing around staring in wonderment.

There were carriage rides with Percheron horse teams

all lit up with jingling sleigh bells giving folks rides through town.

It was a nice evening weather-wise, and a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

1 comment:

Margie and Roger said...

Beautiful Christmas lights! What a nice way to start your real adventure. Happy New Year to both of you too!