December 21, 2013
As we quickly approach Christmas day and I’m realizing toys I bought for me kids will soon be strewn all over our house, I can’t help but become immersed in the sentimentality of the season. I’m probably more like Chevy Chase in those Vacation movies – always the optimist and always excited about what’s just around the corner. I remember fondly my childhood watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and listening to Linus make “The Meaning of Christmas” speech at the end of rehearsals. I can still hear my dad’s Johnny Mathis Christmas record playing Winter Wonderland. And now I’m older and have kids of my own. I wonder what they will remember about Christmas and their childhood. I hope they are good memories.
One thing I’m sure they’ll point out is how dad was always taking photos. And one of my favorite sights each year is the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park. While I sure don’t enjoy the traffic and crowds, it does feel festive – and makes the holiday season feel like it has finally arrived. So with this blog, I’d like to share my vision of Christmas in Austin – The Trail of Lights and the Zilker Park Christmas Tree backed by the beautiful Austin skyline from December of 2013.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
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