Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hill Country Christmas

When in Texas hill country we always look forward to the fantastic Christmas light displays.  One of our favorites is the lighted trees in Johnson City.  This year they had some done in blue!
This is the lighted forest display on the grounds of the Pedernales Electric Company.  It is a sight to behold!
We wondered how they wrap the trees, and got a chance to see one being redone.  Check out the tightly wound strings of lights on the ground.  There was a guy climbing around in the tree branches.  We're told that when it comes time to remove the lights that they are cut away.
A small park in Johnson City always puts on a super display! 
The Christmas displays are so prevalent and beautiful that real snow couldn't add anything more.  This was enough snow for us!
Decorating the community courthouses with lights is a Texas hill country tradition.  The Johnson City courthouse was playing Christmas music outdoors and had a craft show on the weekends indoors.
The Johnson City courthouse square businesses were lighted beautifully, too!
The community of Blanco decorates their courthouse with lights and a small park near the courthouse square has a nice display.  I always enjoy the Blanco County Cat Coalition display!
Displays with a Texas flair are always fun to see!
This year we attended Marble Fall's "Walkway of Lights" along the Colorado River.
Santa's team of reindeer in lights!
A pretty Christmas tree with lights shining on the river behind it!
Santa on a wave runner with a skiing reindeer seemed very appropriate near the river!
I loved the old time feel of a horse pulling a Christmas tree home on a sled!
Miller Creek RV Park puts on a superb Christmas!  This is the Christmas caroling ride around the park prior to the gift exchange!
Here is a glimpse of the fun gift exchange in the rec. hall!  That's Roy up front opening his gift.
There are always great hors d'oeuvres at events!
Desserts are always in abundance, too!  Aren't these special!  Plan a trip to Miller RV Resort in Johnson City, Texas for Christmas.  Better yet, come for their wonderful Thanksgiving and stay through Christmas!  You'll be glad you did!