Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

You would think people who live in RVs would not decorate very much for Christmas. Guess again! On 55th Street in the Yuma Foothills, where lots of RVers live, are the best Christmas lights around.


Each lot owner takes a part of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," and then tries to put the most lights they possibly can on their property.


I got there early so I could see the decorations before it got too dark.


Here's a shot of the same place later on. It's definitely easier to get a good shot before it gets too dark.


I remembered this tumbleweed-man from 3 years ago, but he's lost his little woman, and his clothes -


This is how it looked back in 2007. Maybe someone else bought the lot and took most of the decorations with them.


Even the animals got into the holiday spirit.


And how about a Christmas rooster? (Don't worry - he's not real...)


Everything gets decorated -


Even the cactus.


And the rest of the Foothills are very decorated too. This lot near where I am has 27 artificial trees on it!


And I loved the lights on this RV



The Foothills also has a Parade of Holiday Lights, where people decorate their cars, dune buggies, pickups, golf carts, etc. They were going too fast to take pictures, but I got a short movie.


I wish everyone a very merry Christmas!

22 comments:

ourtakeonfreedom said...

WOW! We had a menorah :-)

Kimbopolo said...

Love the reindeer. (I've always wondered what the tongue weight was on Donder & Blitzen).

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Dixxe said...

WOW SO MANY---Love all the lights Very pretty!! Feel bad for the dog tho...ouch those lights get hot Im sure. THE S-word is in our forecast...wow that would be a hoot--Merry Christmas to you.

Anonymous said...

Great photos. I'll steal the third one to use as my Christmas wallpaper if you don't mind.

Merry Christmas to you.

Chris

Judy and Emma said...

I love your last pic! How did you do that? :)

Me and My Dog said...

Thanks for all the wonderful photos - what a fun place to be staying at Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you!

Ted and Mary Ellen said...

Actually, Bubba, the dog, is wearing battery powered lights, and has been on 55th Street for 10+ years. His owners claim he loves the attention. Thanks for the memories. Ted and I wintered in Yuma for many years and loved 55th Street and the lighted parade. Up here, it is a lot colder, but we, also had a lighted parade!

Levonne said...

Wow! Those decorations are incredible. I'd love to see them in person. Thanks.

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

very festive!!..thanks so much for sharing all the decorations!!..love the poodle!!!

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas Diana! Hope to see you soon.

Anonymous said...

BIg Fun! Merry Christmas!

Rustedgranny said...

Just when I was starting to feel worried about next year and what the holiday would be like in AZ. Now I can hardly wait!
Poodles. You never know what they'll do next.

DaveM said...

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thanks for all the posts and pictures.

Barbara and Ron said...

Merry Christmas, Sis! See you soon.

E Squared and Mui said...

Wow, they do get into the spirit of the holidays, don't they!

Lynn said...

Wow that is just beautiful and I would love to see all that in person I love love Christmas lights. That is so sad about the tumbleweed snowman losing his woman friend. I love your picture at the end with the rv and reindeer. Merry Christmas!!

Paul Major said...

Merry Christmas.

deonne kahler said...

Love these! Got the tree decorated last night, and more importantly, the Santa dinosaur lights put up in my bedroom. The holiday is officially here. Merry Christmas to you!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow, what incredible decorations! Think of how much electricity is being used to light up those lights.

No wonder the lights at my house have gone dim... ;c)

Merry Christmas to you!

Maggie said...

What a lovely thing to share this holiday. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm late but this ios a great post.
Dan
(Bubbadan)

squawmama said...

Hi Diane... What wonderful pictures and a great job done by all decorating their community... I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Merry Christmas