Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My World Tuesday

In my little part of the world there is an area that has become pretty famous for a few blocks that go all out with their Christmas decorations. It's in Alta Loma or Rancho Cucamonga California on Thoroughbred Street... or Thoroughbred Lane. It's a total pain in the derierre to get there. On my first trip I sat in traffic, inching up the street, thought I was close because I saw people walking. I parked and followed the people who were walking towards it. I'd walked six blocks and still wasn't close. I turned around and went home.

My second trip (hold on, the pics are coming - smile), sitting in traffic was worse but I was on a closer street. There were moments when we literally just sat for five minutes. After an hour to get about 10 blocks I FINALLY made it. So, here are some pics.








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21 comments:

babooshka said...

It such a colourful sparkling my worl today.

June said...

I think most towns have an area that goes all out...leastwise they used to. We did here, but come to think of it, they don't do it anymore. Glad you still have one!

Jayne said...

It's fun to find a place where so many neighbors have gone all out with the decorations!

Darla said...

Man that's a lot of the Christmas spirit there.

fishing guy said...

T: What a fun post of the decorations in your area of the world.

gel said...

WOw, these are like gingerbread decorations! I cannot imagine their electric bill, lol.

George said...

I'm sorry you had problems with traffic, but the pictures certainly make it worthwhile! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

imac said...

Gee, thats fantastic light show.

Craig Wilson said...

Lovely night shots, the colours turned out very well.

Photo Cache said...

Oh wow, someone should collect entrance fee :). Now, I would be walking up and down and not stay in traffic. Man, you are patient :)

Happy holidays.

kayleen said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations! I'm glad you had the patience to sit in the traffic to take the photos and share them with us'ns. I'm afraid I wouldn't have had the patience to do it. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wren said...

I agree with kayleen, I don't think I would have gone there if I had to sit in that much traffic. So thank you for going, taking pics, and sharing them with us.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Mojo said...

Mmm... if I'm gonna go through all that they'd better be doing better than a fat man and some Keeblers at the end of it all. At 10 blocks an hour there better be some scantily clad Santa's Little Helpers goin' on.

Sylvia K said...

Appreciate the photos! They're amazing! Full of holiday spirit, but I'm not sure I would have had your patience in getting there! Thanks and have a beautiful and merry Christmas!

Powell River Books said...

Those are spectacular displays. I enjoyed them very much. I invite you to come visit my post about Powell River and see some of the sites we have to offer. -- Margy

chrome3d said...

Over the topa and so hilarious. Merry christmas.

Gaelyn said...

Wow! It's so elaborate. Look like it was worth it. I especially like Surfin Santa and the crazy looking elves.
Great captures. I wonder if the home owners would like copies?
Have a Merry Christmas!

Natural Moments said...

I love visiting these kinds of Christmasy neighborhoods. There is so much to see and take in. I especially like walking down these streets because they can be so mesmorizing.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am so glad you had the endurance to eventually get these for us. They are lovely!! Thanks

The Good Life in Virginia said...

great shots...decorations remind me of the old days in pasadena when we would go out to christmas tree lane and see the lights...that was many many years ago when i was a youngster in southern califronia.
as always enjoy coming to visit your bloggie.