Monday, December 21, 2020

All Is Merry and Bright

 

There is an area in Sarasota that does Christmas lights in a big way and I had heard it was a bit extra this year.  It is one of the main shopping areas with a mall (University Town Center), but there are also many outdoor stores and restaurants with outdoor seating.  I booked a reservation at a favorite Italian restaurant and we had a lovely time sitting on the patio surrounded by beautiful lights.  An added bonus was the live Christmas music performed just across the traffic circle.  We are having a few chilly nights in a row here, but a heater right next to our table, kept us comfortable.

After dinner we drove around the area a bit and enjoyed the lights changing color.  I still love palm trees with Christmas lights and am not sure I will become blasé about living in a place where that happens.  We also made a stop in downtown Venice and walked through a park filled with lights by community groups, including a visit to the city tree that I helped decorate.

We are definitely in the Christmas spirit and ready to celebrate this week.  It will look a little different, but we will be with our daughters and there will still be the magic of Christmas shining away, no matter what.

Happy Christmas week!











5 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! Sending all good wishes from "up north" to you! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas! Flying up Wednesday and hunkering down in a VRBO in Royal Oak with the girls. Will be cooking a lot, playing games and zooming family. Weird, but a good plan I think.

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  2. Beautiful photos and lucky you to be with your daughters. We'll be alone as we have been since last Thanksgiving. I have a ham purchased and a few other holiday treats so it will be fine and we'll talk to everyone via facetime or zoom.
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. You are blessed that you can spend time with your daughters! Our family is all staying put this year to keep everyone healthy! Thank goodness for Zoom
    Have a wonderful xmas & stay safe

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