last week i walked along the 30+ block virginia beach boardwalk at dusk, the one evening of the season people are allowed to cruise through the annual light festival on foot. i loved it. giant, multi-story animated light sculptures as far as the eye could see. one for each of the twelve days of christmas! a couple elves and sugarplum fairies, a lonely looking menorah. appropriately themed nautical bits: sharks ready to attack, fish spitting water in an arc you walk right under, santa on a pirate ship? why not! oh, and my favorite- a curiously placed twinkling tyrannosaurus rex, without so much as a candy cane in his tiny claw! they're the same every year, and i'm stoked every time i see them.
tomorrow morning i'm headed south to a much warmer beach for holiday hugging, the world's most delicious bagels, and palm trees adorned with twinkle lights. i've got a serious thing for those. i want lots of holiday kitsch this year, and i want it bad! have a very lovely thanksgiving, friends. i know i will.