My contributions were taken last night when Gregg and I visited the Festival of Lights at Bull Run Park in Manassas, Virginia. They hold it every year and my photos don't do it justice. You'll see some blurry images here as I am not too good at night shots, but they are a memory for us, a very nice one from our time there.
We were surprised to see a small carnival in the middle of the light show and so we stopped for a walk around.
Gregg took the close-up of the centre.
And I took this one looking up. It was a cold night and there were a few hardy souls walking around with their children but it was 25 degrees F. Kind of brrrrrrrrrrr...........
Like a couple of mad fools we took a ride on the Ferris Wheel. Would you believe in the 33 years that we have been married we have never taken a ride on one? I suggested it and Gregg said, "Do you realize how cold it's going to be up there?" and I said, "I'm game if you are." Well he couldn't turn down that challenge. Besides, we were the only ones around to ride it, mad fools that we are but it was so much fun even though we felt like a couple of popsicles by the time we got off. And it was great when we got to the top.
Gregg looks cold doesn't he. He didn't have the great hood that I did but up we go, round and around, laughing all the time, wondering why on earth we decided to do this at our age. I will be able to hear Gregg snort as he reads this as I know he will want to when I get it posted. He checks in pretty regularly, and so does our son who will never believe that his Mom and Dad did this.
I look cold too.
We had a nice view of the carnival.
The carousel ride is beautiful at night. I only usually see them in the day time, on the rare occasion we have come across them. They have one on the Mall in Washington DC but there again we only usually see it during the day time when we are looking around the Smithsonian Museums.
These people who run these things really earn their dues on a night like this.
We decide to go find some Hot Chocolate and Pizza. I think he was hoping to warm himself with the heat but by the time we walked two feet the pizza got cold. I gave him my hot chocolate to cup his hands around for a while.
We had just about had it with the cold and our hands were starting to hurt with the biting wind. Neither of us had thought to bring gloves as we were thinking we would be staying in the car all the time with the heat on high. Taking gloves along next time no matter what.