I've been complaining about the chilly weather the past week or so, but at least it helps it feel like the right season. In our little suburb in Texas, they held an annual holiday festival the weekend before Thanksgiving to kick off the season, including an ice skating rink, inflatables, fireworks, international performances, fried foods on a stick and our personal favorite (to watch) a small patch of mandmade snow surrounded by a 30x30ish picket fence. Most of the kids had never seen snow in person before, it "snows" about once every 4 years in the Houston area. It wasn't uncommon to see a long line of kids and their camera-toting parents waiting for their few minutes in the snow (which cost several tickets.) Of course they were usually in shorts and t-shirts, because it was usually about 80 degrees the weekend of the festival. In honor of the festival being this coming weekend, I thought I'd share some of my favorite pictures from a past International Winter on the Waterway/Lighting of the Doves Festival. I think this was the year I won $50 worth of tickets which we spent on fried oreos, beer, and other various concessions. No, we didn't go in the snow!
|Can you see Santa camping out in the Sheriff's SUV?|