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Monday, December 18, 2006

Lookin' at the Lights

One of the things I enjoyed when I was a kid, many years ago (!!), was driving around in the car with my parents to look at the Christmas lights. Way back then, of course, it was much simpler, adn you didn't have all the white lights but the big multicolored strands. And no fake icicles.

We did the same things with our kids, until they got older and it got booorrring! They used to play a game they called "Pretty Ugly." The idea was that each one would watch out her side of the car (2 kids here) and yell out "pretty" or "ugly" depending on what each thought about the decorated houses on their respective sides. And sometime the response was simply "pretty ugly."

I haven't done this sport of thing for some time, although I did watch a show on cable the other night that was featuring amazing houses decorated for Christmas, each of which went WAY BEYOND what mere mortals would attempt. Pretty impressive...and far more work and money than I care to spend.

We went downtown the other night for the theater and saw a terrific, huge palm tree decorated in green and red - it was spectacular. Wish I had my camera...

So, any special houses that you have seen in the San Diego area?

BTW here is a site that celebrates the tradition of Christmas decorating. Great if you can't get out to tour the area yourself.


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