My longish weekend was spent getting in tune with the holiday season that is fast coming upon us.
Already in stores, are the materialistic sledgehammers that excel at pounding away at our wallets and phyche.
Music, new gimmicks and merchandise is being is touted as things you simply "can't live without or, that the items, once given for Christmas, are the "true meaning of ...friendship, love, caring...yadayada...pick your poison. "
I, however, go a different path to enter into the Christmas spirit. I go to the source.
Visit Santa Claus!
Snow's been a little scarce this past year at the north pole. Hence this elf slide....used for Elven down-time and just cheerful fun. Just under the Polar Bear is the proof...it reads: North Pole.
Really, think about it....if you can't have fun in the snow..you gotta have back-up, right?
Looks like fun!
This is the pond where the Christmas Geese are kept. You know, like the one that Ebeneezer Scrooge gives to Tiny Tim and his family?
Here we have the Elf ticket taker who always takes your train tickets for the Polar Express with a smile.
You can see the train in the backround. Wonderful ride...any time of year to tell the truth.
The next is a wonderful visit to Maude and Larry Llama at 7 Clause Lane. I was very happy to see that Maude was in a very photogenic mood. She has the most beautiful, soulful eyes for a llama.
Isn't she pretty????
Oh!! By the Way.... did you know that if you want to see my pictures clearer... just click on one and it will load in all its close-up, vibrant glory? I didn't until I clicked on one by accident.....I LOVE it when I discover new things!!!....
Is this cool or what!!?!!
I was thrilled when I saw that Frosty's cousin, Sparkle, was waiting for me with a great big Santa's Land "HELLO" treat. I wonder how long it's going to take for me to eat that HUGE candy cane???
Dear reader...wanna help???
The best thing that happened was when I went to Santa's house and got to meet the big guy himself, Kris Kringle.
See the sign over the mantle???
"I believe in Santa Clause"
Of course I do.....,
Why would I travel all the miles I did, if I didn't?!?!
However, now being the age and height and .....well, height that I am now....sitting on Santa's lap isn't such a healthy idea ... for the jolly Elf. He took pity on me and let me have a wish, ( see, he's STANDING *grin* ) but now I have to make my wishes for some one else. Something about "being an adult"....bummer!
Ah, but isn't that the spirit of Christmas...good wishes and good cheer for those that we call friends and family? Loved ones and cherished acquantainces?
It's not about self.....
Sometimes, it's nice to be reminded of that. And who best than the fire-engine red tangible, the visible crimson and snow white symbol of the Christmas season.... Santa Claus!!
So, yes indeed. Ho ho and ho....I'm now ready to begin the festive mind-set. No being snarky, or crabby about anyone or anything.......much. (have to give myself a loop-hole *wink*)
Curious kitty wants to know. What gets YOU into the spirit of the season????