Getting in the Holiday Spirit at the River of Lights

December 9, 2013 § 1 Comment

Bliss
December 8, 2013

What a week. Lots of overtime at work. Don’t want to talk about it. Let’s talk about the River of Lights instead. I went for the first time this Saturday, even though this event has been going on in Albuquerque almost as long as I’ve lived here. It’s held every year at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. It was absolutely beautiful and loads of fun. I’ve posted some of the pictures below.

T-Rex

T-Rex

Frog on Lily Pad. This one brought out the little kid in us.

Frog on Lily Pad. This one brought out the little kid in us.

Eagle

Eagle

Hot toddy - coffee and honey Jack Daniels really hit the spot.

Hot toddy – coffee and honey Jack Daniels really hit the spot.

Buffalo

Buffalo

Parrots

Parrots

Spider in its Web

Spider in its Web

Giraffes

Giraffes

Zebras

Zebras

Elephants

Elephants

Lion

Lion

Warthogs. Another little kid moment.

Warthogs. Another little kid moment.

Monkey

Monkey

Rhino

Rhino

It was 30 degrees out, so after three hours of walking around, we were ready to get in out of the cold. When we returned to where we were supposed to catch the bus back to the park and ride, one of the attendants called out “Are you here for the bus? You just missed it.”

“Oh, no!” said Vic.

“What?” I said. “But the driver said we had until nine o’ clock. It’s only eight thirty.”

Train Station aka Park and Ride

Train Station aka Park and Ride

The second attendant said, “He’s just kidding.”

“It is way too cold out here for that!” I said.

Vic warming up by one of the heat lamps, waiting for the bus.

Vic warming up by one of the heat lamps, waiting for the bus.

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