Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Lights Story

Quote of the night: "I can't wait for this to be over so we can go get smoothies."

That's the gr-attitude we got for sitting in 45 minutes of traffic to go see some Christmas lights with which to delight our children. Thanks, Fifi.

Everyone told us that Sherwood Forest was a great place to go see lights, so we headed out to drive the 30 minutes into Sherwood. All was going fine until we pulled onto the street leading to the light display... and came to a stand still. The forest, according to GPS was only 1 mile away, but the traffic was back to back the whole way. Literally, we pulled onto the road at 6.19, and we pulled into the forest at 6.55. Then we entered the actual light display at 7.10. And we were back out of the display at 7.30.

That's the kids all getting a little stir crazy in the back seat.

I kept them entertained (and probably the people in the car behind me) while we waited with a laser pointer. That was Scott's clever idea.

But as we drove through the lights, we decided it was kind of worth it. It was fun. Not entirely sure it was wait-in-traffic-for-the-better-part-of-an-hour fun, but fun nonetheless. Fifi, after her exasperated remarks on waiting in the queue ended up exclaiming that this was the best thing that ever happened to her, so that was something.

Because it was Sherwood Forest, of course.

My favourite one. It was animated with the finger buttons moving and swirleys coming out the bell.

Because in America it's a sin to not pay tribute to the flag at every single holiday. This one had animated fireworks.

A fun little display. Reindeer practice.

Santa worshipping baby Jesus. Oh my giddy aunt, there is just too much to say about this one. I'll just leave it with 'LOL'.

Santa waving bye-bye. Thanks for waiting in the queue for half your night! Fifi, you can finally go get those smoothies you've been waiting for!

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