Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…


My brothers and I were unfortunate that we lost both our parents at a fairly young age. And as our own families grew, we found it rather hard to accommodate all the nieces and nephews and grandbabies in our rather small homes. We opted instead to have a siblings only Christmas celebration where we go to dinner and then to a special outing. This photograph was taken the year we went on a carriage ride to see the Winter Wonderland Christmas lights in Tillis Park, a St. Louis County park. I look forward each year to our outings and although we get together several other times throughout the year, the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same without it.

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Hitched for a Carriage Ride

Ready for the Carriage RideEach Christmas Tillis Park in St. Louis County offers horse drawn carriage rides through its “Winter Wonderland.” As the steam rose up around him, this horse stood patiently waiting for us to board the carriage. It was a rather frigid night, but lap blankets were provided which kept at least the bottom half of us toasty warm.