Friday, December 16, 2011

Rudolph the 2-story Reindeer?

So you all know that I live full-time in a 40-foot trailer.


On the plus side, there's not a lot to clean.

On the negative side, there's not a lot of room.

So for that reason alone I don't have any Christmas decorations. (They are all in storage.)

This is how I FEEL about not having any Christmas decorations.

Well, until our Block Captain asked if we wanted to participate in decorating our site like the majority of people on our block by purchasing these lights:

These are solar lights that change colors from red, blue to green. Not bad, but they don't throw off a LOT of light. Pretty minimal, actually.

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have a streetlight right next door to us. It glares down upon our site and drowns out our little lights.

Then there are our neighbors across from us. They didn't want any part of these stinkin' lights.

Nope. They had their OWN decorations.

Think along the lines of the movie "Christmas Vacation".

Okay, so MAYBE I exaggerate a lee-tle bit.

But not much.

They have a big motor coach bus. It is strewn with Christmas lights, they have red hats on both side mirrors, and a stable out front.

I almost get blinded when I walk by their place at night.

Our little lights are put to shame. They are lined up in a row in front of our trailer.

I feel like taking them and just spelling out the word "DITTO" and point an arrow facing my neighbors.

But I DID find something that can OUTDO them for next year.

Heck, it can outdo the WHOLE PARK.



Although this photo makes it look bigger with little KIDS running in front of it, it really IS 2 stories tall!

Imagine the awe!

Imagine the jealously!

Imagine us parking Big Blue between the reindeer's legs!

Oh, this could be fun!

I wonder how this sucker doesn't blow away? And isn't that the thing you blow into up there on the thigh? How the heck? (scrambling through papers, reading....a hah, a hah)

Oh. Never mind.

Comes with a fan to inflate it. Hee hee.

This costs $350, but I bet there's a GREAT markdown after Christmas! AND, how small do you think I could fold this sucker? Would it fit in a shoe box?

(Yelling to Jim) Honey, I got a GREAT idea for next Christmas!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am off for a two week visit to colder climates to visit family for the holidays. This blog will be closed during that time. 

See ya next year! 


Brian Miller said...

wow that is a monster reindeer! we put lighted garland on the porch...enuf...

Valerie said...

Think on Pat, fewer decorations are tasteful. A hopping great reindeer would look out of place where I live but I have seen giant snowmen and giant santa's on roof tops... how the heck do they get them up there? Hope you look in just once over the holiday to pick up Christmas greetings from us. Have a good one, Pat.

The Sweetest Days said...

And if you had the reindeer how long do you think it would take for someone to steal it? ha!

Yesterday I saw a car driving down the road covered in Christmas lights. Can't say I've ever seen that before! I'd like to know how they kept them lit.

I hope you have a wonderful time with your family, Pat. And I do hope it's not to cold for you ; )

Eva Gallant said...

that is huge! What fun! Enjoy your holidays, Pat. See you when you return!

Jeannelle said...

Wishing safe travels and a Merry Christmas to you!

labbie1 said...

Oh FUN! I CAN really see your 5th wheel under the deer! And you could string lights from his antlers--lights can be made fairly small right? and you could hang ornaments--or how about blow up beach balls which will do double duty in the summer! Oh and paint his little toenails! Perhaps some red and green and gold?

Actually, we have a little prelit skinny pine tree and collect a new ornament each year that tells a story from the year for us. We also have rope lights that we use year round on our fence. You know--camper style rope lights. Ours are red white and blue.

Go to the dollar store and get a Merry Christmas sign at the very least!

Safe trip! Great weather this year so far at least! :)

labbie1 said...

PS--OHMYGOSH! Your header with the lighted palm tree is SO NEAT!!!! Who needs to decorate their site when you have THOSE?????

kisatrtle said...

Safe travels and happy Christmas

Lakers' Blog said...

Love the blog. I have seen your lights and must admit the lights on the trailer across the street illuminate your yard more than those lights! Have a very Merry Christmas, Pat

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i agree with brian miller.

that is monster reindeer!

safe travels! happy xmas to you and yours. xx

Lynda said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL time with your family and friends up north.
We don't have many decorations this year due to the turmoil we are still unsorting with this house repair. Lots of people around here like to decorate their cars - - - either with the wreath on the front or the fake antlers out of the windows. they look like fuzzy radio antenna.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hi pat,

just stopping by to say hi and wish you and yours a very happy Xmas!

here's wishing you all the joys of the season.


Gia said...

Merry Christmas! I think I NEED that reindeer.