Getting in the Holiday Spirit at the River of Lights

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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