Saturday, December 13, 2008

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Hometown Holiday Decorations

The Challenge today was your Hometown Holiday Decorations. Well since the little town we live near doesn't have their usual charlie brown tree up yet I had to go to another nearby town. Park Rapids, Minnesota, where I went to High School and where Far Guy lived, yes he was a city boy!
Main Street

Park Rapids is one of the few small towns left in Minnesota that has both diagonal parking and parking in the center of the street. The tourists get a big kick out of it, for us it is normal, it has always been that way.
The Hospice Tree

The tree is donated every year and takes it's place in the center of the street on the second block of main street. It is lit the day after Thanksgiving in an evening lighting ceremony. It is one of the local Hospice Fund Raisers, you can light up a bulb for a donation in memory of a loved one.

Outside one of the stores.

This cold and snowy bench appeals only to the hardiest of shoppers!

The view of Main Street one cold and snowy evening.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

I am looking forward to the other Robins entries! :)


  1. Hi Connie :)

    Sigh... ooh awww! So very beautiful. It is one of my daydreams to see Berkeley covered in a foot of snow, just once before my time on earth is over. Just once. LOL. So beautiful with the Christmas tree all lit up. Snow... just once! LOL. For now, I have your lovely photo to tide me over. Thanks for playing along this week.

    Always, Carly

  2. I'm not a fan of snow but I love looking at it in someone else's town :)

    I played too :)

  3. What a pretty little town, and so beautifully decorated despite its size. You captured some neat photos. We are supposed to get a rare snowfall tomorrow -- it will be interesting to see if the weather does what the forecasters say it's going to. ;-)

  4. what a good!! and i just love the evening shot!

  5. Lovely pictures, I really enjoyed your post and the images. The tree is really nice and I love snow!
    The parking in the middle of the street is really funny :-)
    Thanks for your nice comment.

  6. You obviously never have to dream of a white Christmas. I daydreamed while looking at your lovely photographs :)

  7. Really nice shots. I gotta go get some hot chocolate to wrm myself up after seeing all that snow. Looks like the wind would cut right thru you. We lived in WI for 6 years and the wind was soooooo cutting.

  8. Hi!
    Beautiful Christmas Decorations! I like the last photo of the tree. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Pretty photos - I thought that was a live moose at first!

    Yes, snow here in Portland today - it's rare and usually when it snows it only lasts a few hours, but with the temp dropping, I think it will stick around. It makes it very festive! But then, you probably get sick of snow, eh?

  10. Very nice decoration and not too much ! I don't like it when it's overloaded, lol !

  11. Wow - real trees, snow, an honest-to-goodness old fashioned street lamp - it doesn't get much more prototypically Christmas than this! What an amazing place!

  12. These are all wonderful shots, it reminds me of an old fashion Christmas with snow & the old lamp post. Nice!


I love your comments! I am glad you stopped by! Connie