Parade of Lights - 2008

What has become a tradition for us since the arrival of Jaxson, we made our second trip to the Arlington Parade of Lights on Saturday. It is nice to live in a big city but still have activities that feel like "Small Town, America." The parade doesn't have extravagant floats or even top-notch local celebrities, but it does have a unique feeling all it's own.

People line Abrams Street in downtown Arlington, and some set-up shop REAL early to get a seat - Mr. Bruce Wacker was there 2+ hours before the start to make sure we had a spot right in front of city hall in a prime location....we thank you for that.

The mayor showed up, along with local high school marching bands, cub scout packs from around the area, and even Santa was able to hang out for a bit and bring some holiday cheer. Jax is still a little "iffy" of whether or not he likes the big bearded man; we are working on that.

And what's a parade without sparkly souvenirs and Elvis's covered in lights riding motorcycles...if that doesn't say Christmas, I don't know what does. Another huge "thank you" to Mr. Wacker again for buying Jaxson his sparkly thing-a-ma-jigger (not sure of the correct terminology.)

All in all, a good night to welcome in some colder weather and to nudge a bit closer to Christmas.