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Saturday, December 01, 2007

It's Christmastime in Plano

Last night we went to Haggard Park in Plano to watch them flip the switch and turn on the municipal Christmas Tree. In the past when we've gone to similar events (Portland, Salem) it's been "hey, let's turn on the tree and now you all can go home." In Plano, not so much (and even if it had been, we'd at least've been y'all-ed before we left...).

No, in Plano we had roving carolers, a handbell group, the city choir and band, food booths, laser show, snow field, Starbucks samples, and more. Here're some pictures:
A section of one of the streets had been fenced off and filled with snow, although it was more of a hard slush by the time we got there. Still Phil had fun, scuffing up some ice to make snowballs and flinging them at complete strangers (he nailed one woman so well she thought a teenager at the far end of the area had done it).

Here's a video of Phil in the snow. (The background music if from one of this week's free songs at iTunes: "Carol of the Bells" by The Bird and The Bee; a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tune is also available now through Dec. 3.)

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2 Snarky Remarks:

Looks like fun.
Glendale Glitters is up and running now--a park in Glendale AZ with all sorts of lights, hot air balloons, and fun things to do. Jordin Sparks, Glendale native and current American Idol, flipped the switch for the event. My Phil and I usually go there at least once and walk around--maybe this year we can ride in the horse-drawn carriage. They have a snow place, too, for kids to play.
Seems like when you live away from snow country and a white Christmas is out of the question, you have to prove extra hard you have "the spirit." I don't remember so many Christmas lights and activities from when I was a child in the midwest and had white Christmases. Or maybe I have selective memory. Oh, well, I still think it looks like you all had a great time. Merry, merry!
Blogger Jenny, at 4:24 PM  
still can't believe we missed each other.
oh well.
Blogger Heather, at 8:51 PM  

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