Monday, December 9, 2013

Redmond Lights 2013


 It was a  {{{{{{cold  }}}}}} night.
(they said it was clear and cold, 19 degrees)
My friend and I were dressed warmly from head to toe, even had hand warmers.
Nothing was going to stop us from enjoying
 this special evening, no way!
We had waited all year for this.

The city of Redmond celebrates the lighting of the TREE.
Thousands of us gather around 
and helped with the count down.
5, 4, 3 ,2 ,1....

Afterwards, we all were invited to walk, along the trail, lined with thousands of luminaries.
It's about a mile starting out at City Hall and ended all the way down at Redmond Town Center. 

Redmond Lights Luminary Walk

The trail was full of families, couples, youngsters 
and the two of us, laughing and talking.
The music and colorful lights made the walk so enchanting.

 Here's Destiney at the Train crossing
 The Hot Air Balloons were huge and
 full of color when they were lit up.
They made such a cool sound,
 when the flames started up.



Bon fires and barrel fires were a popular 
and warm welcome.


We stopped long the way and listened to a church choir,
 bag pipes, musical bells, steel drums, violins, 
and my favorite, a live nativity scene.



When we arrived at Redmond Town Center things were 
 busy and exciting.
On stage were beautiful, dressed Russian dancers.
Reindeer and goats were there for little ones to pet.
The Ice-Man, with his chain saw, was hard at work.

It was a wonderful, cold and fun night.
Thanks Destiney, for sharing this special time with me.

Can't wait until next year!


12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful time! I wish I lived closer because I would have gone with you to see something like that. Sounds like so much fun!

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  2. Christine
    What a night of fun for you and Destiny!
    It sounds like Redmond's in full swing with the holiday spirit.

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  3. Fun times and great memories.

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  4. I had so much fun with you, Chris! Thank you for you going with me and creating a great memory! Love ya!

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  5. That's amazing! Love the photos.

    I just wanted to stop by to visit since I just can't seem to keep up with any sort of blogging these days. Very, very Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Hugs.

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  6. Oh how fun!!! It looks wonderful and that hot air balloon is so beautiful. Well Texas has been having your cold and they cancelled many of the events because we got iced in!!

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  7. Oh, it looks like such a lovely way to enjoy the Christmas Season. I am sure that you and your friend had a wonderful time! Blessings ♥ Teri

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  8. that looks like a ton of fun...and they thought of everything including a fire to warm you! My boys would LOVE to see that train all lit up!

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  9. Hello Christine, Your a brave woman to brave the cold!
    But it feels so festive and bright. We went one time to a parade of lights and we enjoyed it immensely.
    I still have some goodies to bake, and of course wrapping.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  10. Fun with a friend - is a great way to celebrate the season.

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  11. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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