Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When Santa comes to Florida.....

he travels in STYLE!


We watched Santa come down the Rainbow River

last night in a boat!

I know this photo is blurry but I am leaving it this way on purpose. Do you see the reindeer? With the shadowing, it looks like reindeer on the left...one even looks like it’s IN the boat! Do you see them?


I still get a thrill seeing Santa...even at my age! heehee!


Mrs. Claus was as pretty and sweet as ever, too!


Do you see the little boy in the stroller looking up?


What a delight to spend time at Rainbow Springs State Park


with thousands of twinkling lights to lead the way!

Do you still feel excited seeing Santa?


I knew what your answer would be!


Enjoy your week!


Musings from Kim K. said...

How fun is that light display!! Love the pontoon all lit up. Santa sightings are very exciting at our house too.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

A Christmas "al-e-gate-or"? I was running upstairs to hide then Mom said it was just a pretend one. Okay, I am looking at it and typing. Whew...

You know, I have seen Santa and his Reindeer on Christmas Eve flying in the sky. Honest. Late on Christmas Eve we go out on the deck to listen to the stillness and I looked up and there he was. He almost looked like a shooting star but I could see Reindeer.

Merry Christmas.

Heaps of Hugs

Debbiedoos said...

How awesome Diane. Boy Mr and Mrs. Claus really looked like the real deal. I love it, send them here to my house, maybe Jack will believe again LOL. Merry Christmas my dear friend.

Barbara F. said...

You share the 'funnest' (is that even a word?! lol) stuff with us, Diane. That is a great parade. Happy healthy holidays to you and your family. xo

Cindy said...

Looks like you had so much fun at the park. Those grinchs are a hoot! And the alligator. I guess you have to have one of those in Florida!
Merry Christmas!

Kitty said...

oh wow! now how cool is that?!! What a great way to see Santa!! Looks like you guys had alot of fun!

Cranberry Morning said...

What fun that was! I always wondered how Santa drove his sleigh in Florida. :-) Looks like we may have no snow for Christmas this year too, and that's odd for NW Wisconsin!

Love that alligator.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun celebration. It's no wonder the little boy looks so amazed, Mr. and Mrs. Claus are real!

Renee said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And yes! I see the reindeer and they're flying! How cool is that? Merry Christmas to you!

Trace4J said...

WHat a great night Friend.
I just love Santa and Mrs.Claus!
I love the grinch too.
Thanks for sharing Friend!
Hugs to you

Ames said...

Aw the little boy looking up at Santa is so precious! That looks like a fun place to be at Christmas!~Merry Christmas!~Ames

Bev said...

Oh Christmas time... what a fun time!

Jennifer Gail said...

The picture of the little boy looking up at Santa is priceless. Merry Christmas

Completely Coastal said...

I only see Santa online, haha!!

Merry, Merry Christmas, dear!!!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Great Christmas photos. So festive.
I wave to Santa every time I pass by him downtown! I still get a thrill.
Merry Christmas,

It's me said...

What a fun !!...xxx...


Fijne Kerstdagen,
Merry Christmas,
Glaedelig Jul,
Merry Christmas,
Joyeux Noel,
God Jul,

Della said...

Only in Florida would Santa arrive in a pontoon! So fun! Looks like a great night, and the lights are so pretty. Ho Ho Ho!

Anonymous said...

Santa in a boat, now that is a novel idea!!

Donna said...

Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking good! And I think that crocodile may have had too much spiked eggnog, LOL.

Carol Stuck said...

Oh I love your pictures. The little boy looking up at Santa is precious!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful Florida holiday pics!!!


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this looks awesome!! What beautiful lights and Santa's boat looks so cool!!

Vee said...

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are looking great! What a wonderful way for Santa to come to town!

Sheila said...

It would have been a fun evening to see Santa arrive. i took some pictures of bright lights last week and they were all blurry because i'd left my camera in the landscape mode and hadn't noticed. Have a very Merry Christmas in sunny Florida!

Betsy said...

Looks like fun all around! I loved the little boy in the stroller. Santa is magic no matter what our age!

Merry Christmas to you and your,


It's Just Dottie said...

Merry Christmas, my friend,Smiles,Dottie

Pam B said...

What a fun post, Diane. Looks like everyone was having such a good time. When you're too old to enjoy Santa Claus, you might as well throw in the towel, I say!

By the way, I love your new blog header. It's awesome!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I did the same this week..visited the lights of the city and flirted with Santa a bit. The Grinches...well..they kinda spook me so I am admiring your courage to get next to them. :) Of course I'm kidding! Ok..now I am off to catch up on your blog.
Running a lot behind right now.
Merry Christmas, dear friend!!

Unknown said...

Never been out there this time of year but I've always heard it's great! I'd love to have that gator! Thanks for sharing the great pics!

Screaming Sardine said...

What beautiful pictures! I love how all lit up the boat is. I know the kids had to have been so excited. I would be, too, cuz I still get excited seeing Santa!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, I love this post!!! What awesome pictures!!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun photos! The looks on the children's faces are precious!