It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Bushnell, FL - Events of Wednesday, December 11, 2014
On Wednesday, we took a walk in the afternoon as we frequently do when we hang around the rig all day. We noticed a big increase in the amount of Christmas decorations from previous years, so we decided to take a rare, after-dark walk that evening to check out the decorations at night.
Now that many people have signed up for the 6-month rate and have sheds in which to store decorations, some have put up some pretty elaborate Christmas displays. Inflatable decorations featuring Santa or snowmen are popular. One site had an inflatable "Merry Christmas" RV in front of their 5th wheel.
Spiral Christmas trees are also popular.
Speaking of trees, one site has a tree made from see-through ribbon that was lighted from the inside.
Many sheds have been decorated with lights and wreaths. The shed in the photo below has a fireplace complete with stockings.
Some of the owners of park models in the campground have always had fairly elaborate Christmas decorations, but now that the RV owners are also getting into the act, a few of the park model owners seem to be stepping up their game. The park model in the next photo has a Christmas tree on the deck, another in the front window, lights on some of their shrubs, and it has a spotlight shining on the large prickly pear cactus in front that is decorated with ornaments.
The next park model has not only lights all around the roof and deck railing, but it also has a collection of 6 or 8 inflatable decorations off to the right that include Mickey and Minnie.
The biggest light display has enough lights to read by.
And where else but Florida would you see a lighted flamingo with a Santa hat as part of a Christmas display?
We enjoyed our after-dark walk, but it was chilly. We headed back to the rig to warm up and watch some TV happy in the knowledge we can enjoy other people's Christmas displays without having to take down and store such elaborate decorations ourselves. Check back after Christmas, and we'll tell you all about our holiday.