Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lit up like the 4th of July

Before I go any further, I just want to clarify something - yes, I did delete the previous post that oh so many of you commented on, texted me privately and emailed me about. (And I thank you all so much for having my back on that) It was a pretty personal post, full of anger and angst. I realize I said things that were so very, very true, but those things could also be used against me in some way because that's just how my life seems to go. My kids go to a small school in a small town and we are transplants which means we have a hard time fitting in as it is, I don't need a post written on my blog giving anyone reason to egg my house or put a bag of horse doo in my driveway (which has happened once already anyway).

Sometimes, as bloggers, we have to go back and eat our words. Or just plain delete 'em.

Man, I hope Santa brings me a spine for Christmas.




Okay, on to bigger, better and more lit-up things!

Tomorrow night - Thanksgiving night - the Park of Lights at Twin Bridges State Park opens up!!

If you are local or anywhere close to my neck of the woods you really should make the trip out to the outskirts of Wyandotte, OK, and check out this park. I don't know exactly how many years they've been doing this, but this is my second year setting up a display. If you need directions, just ask. I can get you in here from virtually anywhere - or at least I can send you a MapQuest page that will.

There were 42 displays last year (not sure how many this year) and it takes about 20 minutes to go through, depending on how fast you drive and how long you stop to look at that charming display with the possums and clothesline and outhouse each display. You can go through as many times as you like, free of charge, however there is a donation bucket at the end if you want to donate. When we go we always go through at least twice, usually three times, because the kids love it. We pop in a Christmas CD, crank the heater, roll down the windows and get into the spirit of the season.

Paul and I will be working one of the gates on Tuesday the 16th, so if you come through make sure you say hey. Santa will also be there on the 13th and the 20th to take pictures AND there are free hotdogs and hot chocolate on those nights as well.

Questions? Email me!

2 comments:

Kiss-me-Kate said...

Oh, honey, don't worry about the spine thing.
In the world of the internets, sometimes it feels good to write it down, even if other evil persons read the post.

I hope you got your issues resolved today.
Have a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

My family went thru the Park of Lights on Thanksgiving night and we loved your display. Good luck.