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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Celebrations Begin

We spent the morning and early afternoon in Foley. Dick, Pat, Randy & I left a little after 9am to get into town for the Christmas parade that was to begin at 10am. We had attended the Foley Mardi Gras parades in years past and thought we knew the parade route, but the Christmas parade is a much bigger deal so the town closes the main route through town.

We had gotten there early, so we browsed through the new Book Exchange Store that opened late last month. The owners are campers here in the park, so I'm looking forward to supporting their endeavor by bringing in some books to trade and buying "new" ones as well. Nothing like a book store! Love it.

The parade begin close to 10am and we lined up along the street with every other person who lives in Foley! Trying to get pictures was a little tough, but I persevered. While I've posted some here, you can check out our Webshots site by clicking on here. The Foley High School band was pretty good and I think every antique tractor in all of Baldwin County was in the parade, too.

The crowd gathered
Foley High School Band
Train museum's float
One of many tractors
Santa!
One of several antique cars


After the parade was over, we all walked across the street to the park where there were vendors, Christmas trees decorated by various organizations, the obligatory area for sitting on Santa's lap, and a place to play in the snow. Yes, it snowed in Foley today. :)

Only in Alabama - flowers blooming alongside of Christmas decorations
One of the many Christmas trees in the park
Snow in Foley!
Randy & I in front of the park's big Christmas tree
On our way back home, we stopped at St. Margaret's Catholic Church for a spaghetti lunch and to peruse the offerings at their bazaar. Lunch was pretty good - spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink for $6. Can't beat that. We didn't find anything at the bazaar that we couldn't live without, so we came on home. We needed to get warmed up!

The day started out fairly sunny and little wind, but as the afternoon wore on the sun creeped in and out of clouds and the wind picked up. I ended up taking a little nap (that fresh air is tough!). About 3:30 we went up to the campfire to spend some time with the neighbors and have some laughs. By 5pm I was ready to come home; the sun had started to go down and it was getting damp.

This evening we're just relaxing the recliner. Dinner was easy - leftovers for Randy and a salad for me. We're ready to just kick back and watch TV. Of course, I will be cross stitching as well. :)

Hope you had a good Saturday. Until the next time . . .

2 comments:

  1. What fun! I can't believe it is almost Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Dortha

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  2. Lindsay7:32 AM

    Sounds like a fun day! Liked the picture of you guys by the big tree. XOXO

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