I’m spending the holidays in Fabulous Las Vegas – my hometown.
Most people don’t think of a Vegas as a place where people grow up, go to school, or barbecue. On flights home, once someone learns that am a native Vegan, I am often asked where we live – do we live in the hotels?
The truth is that we live in houses and in neighborhoods like people all over the country and the world. We mow our lawns, we bake cookies, and we put up Christmas lights…
This display was up just a block from my brother’s house. As we left for an evening looking at lights the family was still putting it up – upon our return we saw it in all it’s glory with children dancing in the yard behind the nativity. There’s something so sweet about kids dancing around the manger as we celebrate the the birth of Jesus.
A couple of blocks over we have the neighborhood’s version of the Griswold’s – a spectacle in lights and inflatables…
A corner lot filled to the brim – extending at least ten feet above the roofline.
Sometimes the details are more interesting that the sum of all the parts….
Merry Christmas from Vegas!
Really nice holiday shots. There’s just something about all that glow and glitter. I see it and conjure up a snowy scene, but I imagine it wasn’t very cold in Vegas.
Thanks – it was actually pretty nice – 55 in the day time/40 at night, a welcome break from the bitter cold.
“where do you live? do you live in hotels…” bwwaahahahaha, i loved that. nearly died. so funny. xo, sm
I can’t tell you how often I am asked that – tourists – go figure…
I love your twinkling lights shots. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful New Year! 🙂
Thanks so much Robin, I hope your holidays were wonderful and that you have a happy new year!
Fantastic photos, as always. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Thanks Mrs Fringe – it’s been awesome. Sadly I must return to the real world on Monday. I hope your holidays were terrific!
Awesome shots. You really have a knack. I can’t imagine spending Christmas in Vegas!
LOL – thanks. Vegas is home so it seems natural to come here for the holidays. It boggles my mind to see so many on the planes coming in to gamble – but the planes are always full coming into town.
You won’t be running into me any time soon. I lost my ass the last time I was out there. I think paid for all the Roulette tables at the Flamingo…Bah!
I’m sorry – my grandpa used to tell visitors that they didn’t pay the light bills by handing out money. I never had much interest in gambling. The strip is a zoo.
Amen to that, sister…
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I love your pictures! 🙂 Marsha
Thanks Marsha – I hope you had a great holiday too – it’s been great to be with family and friends.
I agree! I had a wonderful Christmas. Have a great New Year:)
Reblogged this on Bertha's Blog.
Lorri, I hope you had a wonderful day! And the pictures are terrific! I’m not a very Christmassy person, but I just loved the closeups of the lights — especially those big bulbs. They sent me right back to my childhood trees.
Enjoy yourself for the rest of your trip!
Thanks Elyse, I miss those big bulbs on trees. I’m sure they are a fire hazard or something, but those and the bubble lights were a part of my childhood too 🙂
We also had fist sized snowballs from my grandfather’s tree. They were spectacular!
Wow – I haven’t seen one of those in ages. I suppose our kids will reminisce about the magic of LED lights 🙂
What part of town is this? Sadly, no one in or area did much more than a few lights, which is still more than me. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family and Merry Christmas.
I took these in Crestwood. We went out to the Speedway and that was a blast. Merry Christmas to you to Laura.
love it! Merry Christmas and enjoy you time with family!! ♥
Merry Christmas to you too!!